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Eli Vetcherebine has been appointed business development manager, national sales at G4S.
PalAmerican Security has announced the appointment of Randy Neely as vice president, Pacific Northwest, effective October 16, 2017.
Montreal tech start-up TrackTik Inc., a developer of a “first-of-its-kind” security workforce management platform, has received a Companies-to-Watch award in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards.
OTTAWA — More than 40 million fire extinguishers — including some 2.7 million sold in Canada — are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency.
No matter how much you learn, how much you train, no matter your experience or years in the field, events that require the intervention of a skilled security professional are — almost by definition — unpredictable.
The attack on a bike path in New York City, which killed eight and injured 11 others, is the latest example of a driver who used a vehicle as a weapon. Some were orchestrated by extremist groups, others by unstable individuals with unclear motives. Radical groups have urged supporters to use any weapons at hand, including cars, a tactic that presents a major challenge for security forces around the world.
An independent survey commissioned by Discover found that while 62 per cent of consumers are very or moderately concerned about identity theft or fraud, 73 per cent say concerns over recent data breaches won’t affect their holiday shopping.
VICTORIA — British Columbia's attorney general has announced a review of the province's anti-money laundering policies after reading a report about a casino taking in $13.5 million that police said could be proceeds of crime.
VANCOUVER — The former CEO of Tim Hortons denies he provided confidential information to one of Canada's national newspapers after the coffee-and-doughnut chain's parent company commenced legal action against a rogue group of franchisees it alleges were Don Schroeder's informants. 
TORONTO — Ontario is the first province out of the gate with a detailed plan to sell and distribute recreational marijuana when Ottawa legalizes it next summer.
CALGARY – Heart-pounding security footage of a violent robbery at a Calgary convenience store captured a fearless clerk trading blows with a man and woman armed with what appears to be a tire iron and pick axe.
According to reports, a security guard was stabbed while apprehending a suspected shoplifter at a Dartmouth, NS, grocery store last Friday.
MONTREAL — A 25-year-old man is facing assault charges after allegedly trying to strangle a nurse at the Montreal General Hospital, police said Sunday.
According to a recent article on the Globe and Mail website, a huge number of pacemakers may be vulnerable to hacking.
WINDSOR, Ont. - A Windsor, Ont., hospital is increasing security after one mental health patient stabbed another, but the facility says it is trying to strike a balance between safety and patients' rehabilitation needs.
There is a saying that goes, “medicine is the only victor in war.”
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.
WINNIPEG — Changes to security are coming to the University of Winnipeg after two people were stabbed on campus during an attempted robbery.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The personal information of more than two dozen students attending the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia has potentially been breached online.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.
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
HALIFAX — Inadequate passwords and insufficient technical controls led to video surveillance images of Cape Breton schoolchildren being live streamed on the internet, Nova Scotia's information and privacy commissioner says.
COLLINGWOOD, Ont. — Provincial police say they've found no evidence that hidden cameras in rooms at a central Ontario high school were used for any purpose other than security.
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.
ST. LOUIS — A Southwest Airlines pilot was arrested early Wednesday after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on luggage before his flight left St. Louis, officials said.
VICTORIA — British Columbia's privacy commissioner says a chicken-catching company was not authorized to use video surveillance on staff in response to an animal cruelty investigation.
Toronto FC says it has security camera footage of Sunday's halftime tunnel melee that will vindicate its players.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — A gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbours and multiple family members ranging in age from 5 to 72 years old.
NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group's online calls to action and picked Halloween because he figured streets would be extra crowded.
NEW YORK — A man in a rented truck drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring several others, police said. The driver was then shot by police after jumping out with what turned out to be two fake guns. 
OTTAWA — A gaggle of young constituents — and their parents — descended on Parliament Hill today to press politicians to resolve ongoing airport hassles children face due to security list snags.
TOLEDO, Ohio — The armed robbery suspect hiding out in a camper in rural Michigan heard state troopers closing in, so he dashed into a field and crouched among the 6-foot-tall cornstalks. What he didn't know was that police had eyes on him from above.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — New security screenings for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights began on Thursday, with airlines worldwide questioning flyers about their trip and their luggage in the latest Trump administration decision affecting global travel.
OTTAWA — Travellers who are prescribed marijuana for medical reasons have fewer hurdles to clear at airport screening points due to a change in policy by the agency responsible for security.
LAS VEGAS — As bullets began flying into a crowd of country music fans, a pack of 300-plus people ran about a mile to the Las Vegas airport, where they kicked down chain-link fences, hobbled over razor wire and were briefly mistaken by security officials for being attackers instead of shooting victims.
Police shot a man who wielded a knife and tried to get into a Miami airport terminal from a runway, prompting the closure of a busy concourse as travellers tried to leave Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma, authorities said.
HALIFAX — One of the world's top technology executives is urging democratic countries to turn to youth in a bid to find innovative solutions to looming security problems.
HALIFAX — The head of NATO is urging Canada to be vigilant about the threat of Russian cyberwarfare both on the battlefield and at home.
Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc. says six of the community websites it administers were hacked last month in the latest of a recent series of data breaches affecting Canadian online user information.
WASHINGTON — Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told lawmakers Wednesday that the threat from state-sponsored hackers has changed the playing field so dramatically that even the best-defended companies can fall victim.
WASHINGTON — The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold.
According to a survey by Accenture, 53 per cents of Canadian respondents say their concern about cybercrime is limiting their use of online services.
NEW YORK — BlackBerry held its Security Summit in New York City this week, focusing on the software and services that have become the company’s bedrock following its transition away from the business of making handsets.
Canada’s cybersecurity strategy, the relationship between financial crime and cyber crime, cyber analytics and the prevalence of the Internet of Things (IoT) were just some of the topics covered at SecTor 2017 from November 13-15.
On October 18, Canadian Security celebrated the achievements of James Armstrong, Ottawa Airport's Vice President of Security with a gala event, dinner and award ceremony.
The Toronto chapter of ASIS International recently awarded its annual security and law enforcement awards, as well as scholarships for security professionals in training who are seeking to further their education and expand their credentials.
Canadian Security recently held its second Focus On event of the year with a closer look at drones: the origins of the market, legislative and regulatory issues, ongoing privacy and ethical concerns, and the technology that is making all of this possible.
The security industry gathered in Dallas, Tex., the last week of September for ASIS International’s annual seminar and expo — a showcase of security products and services, as well as a comprehensive education track. Here are some of the sights from the ASIS exhibition floor as well as several educational sessions. Also featured: Axis Communications timed the opening of its latest AEC to the Dallas conference and Vancouver-based Avigilon provided tours of its nearby Plano, Tex., manufacturing facility (last group of photos).   View the embedded image gallery online at: https://www.canadiansecuritymag.com/index.php?option=com_k2&Itemid=100044&lang=en&layout=latest&view=latest#sigProGalleria1e737b0280

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