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Hundreds of thousands of applications at risk from unpatched Python bug, say researchers

Over 350,000 open-source repositories may be open to compromise because they include a Python module containing an unpatched 15-year-old vulnerability. That’s the finding of researchers...

Commvault adds early threat detection capabilities with Metallic ThreatWise

Data management vendor Commvault Wednesday announced the general availability of Metallic ThreatWise, a security service designed to uncover, maintain and minimize cyber security threats. In...

Canadian SMBs, employees criticized for poor cybersecurity practices

Employees at small and medium-sized Canadian organizations have been given a “C” rating for their knowledge of cyber safety and awareness. The rating comes from...

Uber says compromised credentials of a contractor led to data breach

Uber has added more detail to the narrative of its latest breach of security controls, saying  the compromise of an external contractor’s credentials was...

Women in Cyber Day symposium to focus on education

The Canadian-based Women CyberSecurity Society is celebrating its fourth annual International Women in Cyber Day next week with a day-long virtual symposium consisting of talks, workshops,...

Uber worker allegedly gave password to an IT impersonator

An 18-year-old hacker is claiming responsibility for what is believed to be a huge breach of security controls at Uber. The New York Times said...

More needs to be done to earn digital trust of customers, says ISACA survey

Organizations need to do more to strengthen the digital trust between them and their customers, argues a new report from an industry association. The report,...

Twitter can’t protect users’ data, former CISO alleges

Twitter’s former chief information security officer (CISO) leveled a series of serious accusations against his former employer in testimony before U.S. Congress, including allegations...

Security leaders are increasingly consolidating vendors, says Gartner

IT security leaders are increasingly cutting the number of vendors they buy products from, according to Gartner. The market research firm said Tuesday that 75...

Volaris acquires Hitachi ID Systems

Mississauga-based buy-and-hold acquirer of software businesses Volaris Group announced today that it has acquired Calgary-based access management company Hitachi ID systems, now renamed Bravura...

Channel Bytes September 9, 2022 – Cradlepoint announces NetCloud Exchange; EoL small business routers won’t be patched; New plant-based immersion cooling fluid; and...

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Major Canadian telecommunication companies agree to an emergency outage deal

Major telecommunication companies have agreed to an emergency outage deal following Roger’s July outage, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry,...

Canadian Digital Trust & Identity standard and others under review, comments invited

The CIO Strategy Council has announced that it is now inviting comments on the draft second edition of the National Standard of Canada for...

International Women in Cyber Day advice: Just say ‘yes’

Not long after the pandemic began, Leigh Tynan was asked by a manager to move from her position as Telus’ director of business strategy...

More details emerge on BRP breach; additional employee data stolen

BRP, Quebec’s flagship of the recreational vehicle industry, published an update yesterday evening about the cyberattack it suffered on August 9th. The company has discovered,...

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