DETROIT — Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. The attack raises questions about security along the northern border, including what the process is for travellers and how many people are detained or denied entry. A look at some common questions and answers.
Condominiums are a different type of animal when it comes to security management, and this is definitely apparent when discussing security requirements and upgrades. This article is prepared using the Ontario Condominium Act (herein referred to as Act) as a primary reference, but security professionals will note a similarity to other provincial legislations as well.
The ever-expanding pool of information available online can be both a help and a hinderance to today’s private investigation companies, according to some recently released research published by Cleveland-based The Freedonia Group.
LONDON — A white man plowed a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday in an attack that police say they are investigating as a terrorist incident.
The Security Executive Council (SEC), which provides advisory services and strategic partnership with security executives, announced it has added four more experts to its team. “With our most recent recruitment of top talent, we have added experts with some experiences and knowledge unique to the security advisory industry,” said Bob Hayes, managing director, SEC.
OTTAWA — Another roadblock has been lifted for seven protesters hurt outside a Guatemalan mine who want to pursue a lawsuit in British Columbia against a company registered in the province.
BARRIE, Ont. — Police in Barrie, Ont., say tags still hanging from a man's clothes led to his arrest on theft-related charges.
QUEBEC — One of the world’s foremost experts on food fraud is warning about the possibility that garlic powder on store shelves including those in Canada may contain inferior ingredients.
An Edmonton man is claiming he was mistreated by West Edmonton Mall security staff, according to a Global News web article.
TORONTO — Loblaw has reset passwords for all its PC Plus rewards collectors' online accounts after points were stolen from some members' accounts.
TORONTO — Police in Toronto have released composite sketches of a couple accused of assaulting a store security officer and throwing him from a moving vehicle.
WINNIPEG — A seven-year-old girl has received an apology after an aggressive security guard accused her of shoplifting over the Christmas season.
CHICAGO — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.
The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) recently announced the release of a new industry guideline titled “Outpatient Care Services.” IAHSS says the guide is especially applicable to all professional ambulatory care groups.
According to an article posted on the CBC News website, a Chatham hospital was recently alerted to a privacy breach when an operating room report was discovered on its its front lawn.
Have a health-care security question burning a hole in your brain? If you’re working in Ontario, there’s an easy way to put out the fire.
FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government is introducing legislation to allow public organizations to store information at a central data centre in Fredericton so that it can be used for research.
EDMONTON — A former Alberta health information supervisor has been fined $5,000 for unauthorized access to patient records.
The Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators (OACUSA) held its annual spring conference in Toronto this week with presentations from emergency management experts, first responders, college and university security professionals and more.
OTTAWA — Carleton University is urging caution among staff and students after discovering potential hacking tools on a handful of classroom computers.
A recent $2-million donation from Scotiabank will go towards cybersecurity and financial risk research at the University of British Columbia
MONCTON, N.B. — The University of Moncton says it is “working non-stop” to block malicious emails targeting a female student being sent to students and staff, although a ninth did make it through to thousands of addresses on its system.
“Montreal police are investigating after a letter was sent to media outlets Wednesday threatening to set off bombs targeting Muslim students in at least three Concordia University buildings,” reports the Montreal Gazette.
TORONTO — Police are investigating after swastikas were found in a classroom at an Ontario university.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Some parents of Shawnee Mission School District students in eastern Kansas aren't happy to learn the public school district has bought eight semi-automatic rifles for its school resource officers.
LONDON — Britain plans to give afterschool cybersecurity training to thousands of teenagers in a bid to protect the country from online attacks.
MONTERREY, Mexico — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, seriously wounding himself, a teacher and three other students, state officials said.
The Halifax Regional School Board says it has hired security guards for 15 schools due to concerns about students arriving early who wouldn’t be supervised, as teachers begin their work-to-rule job action.
VICTORIA – Security and education experts say metal detectors, security guards and airport-style scanners are not needed at British Columbia schools following a deadly stabbing at a Fraser Valley high school.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Police say a female student is dead and another is in hospital following a stabbing at a high school in Abbotsford, B.C.
The Liberal government's sweeping new security legislation would limit — but not eliminate — controversial powers that allow Canada's spy agency to actively disrupt terror plots.
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government plans to cap the spring sitting of Parliament with long-awaited legislation on Access to Information and national security — bills unlikely to be debated by MPs in a serious way until the fall.
OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency says eight of its employees were fired in the last fiscal year after violating taxpayers' privacy.
WINNIPEG — Forget about that smoke break — visitors to Winnipeg’s MTS Centre will no longer be able to re-enter the arena after leaving during hockey games, concerts and special events.
MONTREAL — Quebec’s public security minister asked flood-stricken communities to be patient on Tuesday as forecasts called for more rain this week.
SANDUSKY, Ohio — Amusement park visitors to the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” can expect slightly longer wait times to pass through new metal detectors.
FLINT, Mich. — A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said.
John Slater, CEO of Commissionaires Northern Alberta, says, if he could, he’d have an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, in the back of each of his patrol trucks in the future.
Boarding passes could someday become quaint relics for air travellers.
WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.
DALLAS — Without the shocking video, it’s unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month.
Travellers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely.
REGINA — Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner says it's time for “a culture of caution” for government organizations and the public as they navigate the digital world.
Montreal native Michael Calce knows how dangerous and inventive hackers can be. Under the screen name “Mafiaboy,” Calce caused an estimated $1.7 billion worth of damage when he targeted and took down several major e-commerce sites back in 2000. He was 15 years old at the time.
OTTAWA — Canadian privacy could be imperilled by apparent U.S. plans to demand cellphone and social media passwords from foreign visitors, a federal watchdog says.
BRUSSELS — Canada’s deeply entrenched role in the fight against global extremism is more focused these days on intelligence-gathering — and sharing — than on putting more boots on the ground in the Middle East, Justin Trudeau suggested Thursday.
REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is facing criticism from the Opposition for using a private email server to do government business.
TOKYO — The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack wreaked havoc in hospitals, schools and offices across the globe on Monday. Asia reported thousands of new cases but no large-scale breakdowns as workers started the week by booting up their computers.
SP&T News and Canadian Security magazine hosted the first annual Security Summit Canada event this week, bringing together professionals from across the industry.
The 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition for the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) was recently held in Vancouver, marking the first Canadian Conference since 2011 in Toronto.
The ASIS Toronto Chapter held its 24th annual Best Practices seminar in Markham, Ont., last week, highlighting topics of interest to security professionals such as job mobility and industry image, the evolution of the CSO role, unmanned systems, insider threats, active shooter scenarios, and security features in Canadian bank notes.
Focus On Cyber Security, held Wednesday April 12, offered advice on data safety and best practices from a variety of perspectives, from policing to government, from independent consultants to major corporations.
Digital skills, mentorship, lifelong learning and what makes employees marketable were some of the topics covered at this year’s Security Career Expo in Vaughan, Ont. where over 200 students gathered for a day of networking and knowledge sharing.
Some of the major challenges facing health-care security professionals — from workplace violence to disaster scenarios — may seem grim, but perseverance, collaboration and new approaches to old problems can pay dividends.
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