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The threat of wildfires is rising. So is new artificial intelligence solutions to fight them

Wildfires fueled by climate change have ravaged communities from Maui to the Mediterranean this summer, killing many people, exhausting firefighters and fueling demand for new solutions. Enter artificial intelligence.

Backed by Chow, Toronto transit safety plan proposes 178 new frontline staff

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow said the proposed addition of 130 new customer service agents and 30 field supervisors will help deter security incidents and improve response times.

Sloane Newton's ASIS contributions recognized with Ron Minion Award

Newton has served in a variety of roles for ASIS, including chair of the Manitoba Chapter, assistant regional vice-president and regional vice-president. In 2020, she achieved the ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation.


Flexible System Health Monitoring Plug-In

The Harmonize Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) Plug-In, developed by BCD, is a flexible and vendor-agnostic solution for security and surveillance systems. It seamlessly connects diverse security components, such as cameras and servers, to a central hub, enabling real-time monitoring and proactive issue resolution. What sets it apart is its compatibility with various Video Management System (VMS) providers, breaking free from vendor lock-in. BCD offers 20 free licenses with each system, making it accessible to a wide audience, and users can easily upgrade for more comprehensive system integration, including access control, HVAC, and more.
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GSX exceeds attendance expectations with almost 16,000 registrants

According to ASIS International, the Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference, which was held this September at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Tex., drew nearly 16,000 registrants from 95 countries, exceeding projected attendance. » Read full article

Cisco buying cybersecurity firm Splunk for $28 billion, bolstering defenses as use of AI widens

Cisco is buying the cybersecurity firm Splunk in a $28 billion deal as it bolsters its defenses against potential security threats that may be heightened by the widening use of artificial intelligence. » Read full article

Perinatal and child registry data breach affects health info of 3 million Ontarians

An Ontario agency that collects data on pregnancies and births in the province says a cybersecurity breach earlier this year resulted in a leak of personal health information of approximately 3.4 million people. » Read full article

How does India's visa office suspension affect Canadian travellers?

The suspension of Indian visa services for Canadians has prompted uncertainty among many who had hoped to travel to India in the near future. » Read full article


Canadian Security Honours

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: October 17, 2023
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo - Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alta.
Date: October 24, 2023
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Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: October 24-25, 2023
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Security Canada Central

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: October 25-26, 2023
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