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NG911 operators should plan ahead for cyberattacks: CRTC

The CRTC is encouraging emergency operators to harden next generation 911 (NG911) services from cyber attacks like malware and ransomware, as it said Friday it supports the recommendations of a report warning that the new 911 system will be more vulnerable to threats. In a decision last June, the CRTC...


Security data overwhelming Canadian IT depts: Cisco

Only 45 per cent of cybersecurity alerts are investigated in Canada, according to Cisco Systems Inc.’s 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report. That puts Canada in second-lowest place behind China in a list of 17 countries and regions included in the study. A security alert is a possible breach indication...

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