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Toronto’s police chief will be in charge of Pan Am security, Blair asserts

Security plans for this summer’s Pan American Games will involve a “combined environment” of police forces and private security, says Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, but he is giving assurances that if an incident occurs in the city, whoever fills his shoes will be the one in charge >> Read full article

Police use of body cams has serious privacy implications: watchdogs

The country's federal and provincial privacy watchdogs are urging police departments to ponder the risks to privacy before they start equipping officers with body-worn cameras >> Read full article

RCMP probing reported Al Shabab terror threat against West Edmonton Mall

The RCMP says it's investigating a reported video from the Al-Shabab group that appears to urge Muslims to attack shopping malls in western countries — including the West Edmonton Mall >> Read full article

 
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Focus On School (K-12) Security - March 25

Help keep students, staff and teachers safe

Focus on School (K-12) Security is a one-day educational opportunity on March 25 for school security professionals and administrators to learn from peers and experts in the field. A featured topic is: "Components of a safe school" with NASSLEO president and Director of Public Safety for the Grand Rapids Public School district in Michigan Larry Johnson
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The components of planning a successful festival

The components of planning a successful festival

There are many components to risk planning for a successful festival. We will cover the major components here such as: setting up communications, establishing your management team and internal security team, and making provisions for first aid >> Learn More…

 
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Rights groups call for action over reported NSA, GCHQ phone hack

Rights organizations on Friday called for urgent steps to be taken to protect private calls and online communications after allegations that U.S. and British agencies hacked into the networks of a major SIM card maker >> Read full article

Amika Mobile wins contract to deliver services to CBSA

Amika Mobile‘s situational awareness, command and control products have been selected through a competitive process for a project with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The project is funded by the Build in Canada Innovation Program that funds SMEs to bring innovative solutions to government of Canada departments >> Read full article

Paladin adds Canadian director

Paladin Security has announced that Iain Morton has joined the organization as Director - Eastern Canada. Working from the company's Toronto office, Morton will form part of Paladin's senior leadership team >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Focus On School (K-12) Security

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: March 25, 2015 >> More Info

ISC West

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: April 15-17, 2015 >> More Info

Counter Terror Expo

Location: London, U.K.
Date: April 21-22, 2015 >> More Info

Canadian Technical Security Conference

Location: North Gower, Ont.
Date: April 21-23, 2015 >> More Info

Security Canada East

Location: Laval, Que.
Date: April 22, 2015 >> More Info