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Major sporting events a prime target for cybercriminals, federal centre warns

The coming Paris Olympics and other major sporting events are tempting targets for cybercriminals and hacktivists looking to fatten their wallets, promote causes or pilfer secrets, federal security officials warn.

University of Toronto convocations begin as campus protest continues

On Monday, families and soon-to-be graduates were seen lining up to get inside the ceremony venue without issue, as some university security personnel were seen nearby.

Quebec to spend $31 million to boost security at courthouses after violent incidents

The bulk of the funding — $23.4 million — will go toward training and hiring more special constables, who are responsible for ensuring security in courthouses.

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Pride flag raised on Parliament Hill as politicians warn Canada is at a crossroads

The federal government set aside $1.5 million in its recent budget for Fierté Canada Pride to cover the rising security and insurance costs of Pride events this summer. The group received the same amount last year and distributed it to 50 Pride organizations. » Read full article
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FREE WEBINAR - Trends in School Security: 5 Steps to Prepare for and Prevent a Crisis

Recent tragedies and ongoing concerns about school violence underscore the reality that, despite significant investments in security technologies, resources, and training, many schools and districts are inadequately prepared to address a crisis event.

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Hackers may have accessed 22 B.C. government inboxes, data on 19 employees: Farnworth

British Columbia's public safety minister says 22 government email inboxes with sensitive personal information on 19 employees may have been accessed during a cyber attack on the province's networks last month. » Read full article

Flying taxis, drones spark high hopes — and safety worries — among Canadians

Despite limited knowledge of the futuristic transport mode, respondents liked advanced air mobility’s potential for search and rescue, firefighting, medical use and other critical services, the survey showed. » Read full article

Newfoundland television station hit by ransomware attack, data breach

The Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited says the attack has not hampered on-air operations at NTV nor at its radio station, OZFM. » Read full article

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35th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: June 23-28, 2024
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IACLEA Annual Conference and Expo

Location: New Orleans, La.
Date: June 24-27, 2024
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Webinar: Unlocking Zero Trust

Location: Online
Date: June 25, 2024
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20th annual IAHSS Ontario Chapter Golf Challenge

Location: Station Creek Golf Club, Gormley, Ont.
Date: July 8, 2024
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