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Nov 06, 2015

Battlefield strength security used by soldiers halfway across the world could be found in one smartphone app – all developed by cyber-security leaders out of Oxford University.

Nov 05, 2015

Traditional security approaches and technologies are failing to keep attackers out, indicating a need to rethink security, according to Ashok Sankar, director of cyber security at Raytheon-Websense.

Nov 05, 2015

Britain’s newly designed passport was meant to celebrate the country’s creativity and innovation over the last five centuries, and officials have called it the “latest step in an evolutionary process” for passport security.

Nov 05, 2015

Ralph Goodale is Canada's new minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. Goodale, who was re-elected in the Regina-Wascana riding in the federal election Oct. 19, was sworn in as a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet on Wednesday morning

Nov 04, 2015

Last week’s Security Serious events and seminars drew attention to the simple ways smaller business in particular can improve their security without spending lots of money, or in many cases any at all. The problem is that a lot of advice remains trapped inside some of the country’s most experienced security professionals and companies and is not always heard by the SMEs that would benefit from it.

Nov 04, 2015

The Calgary airport terminal will be the scene of a training exercise Wednesday night, with fake gunshots, people with fake injuries and emergency vehicles in the late evening hours.

Nov 05, 2015

Traditional security approaches and technologies are failing to keep attackers out, indicating a need to rethink security, according to Ashok Sankar, director of cyber security at Raytheon-Websense.

Nov 05, 2015

Britain’s newly designed passport was meant to celebrate the country’s creativity and innovation over the last five centuries, and officials have called it the “latest step in an evolutionary process” for passport security.

Nov 05, 2015

Ralph Goodale is Canada's new minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. Goodale, who was re-elected in the Regina-Wascana riding in the federal election Oct. 19, was sworn in as a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet on Wednesday morning.

Nov 04, 2015

Last week’s Security Serious events and seminars drew attention to the simple ways smaller business in particular can improve their security without spending lots of money, or in many cases any at all. The problem is that a lot of advice remains trapped inside some of the country’s most experienced security professionals and companies and is not always heard by the SMEs that would benefit from it.

Nov 04, 2015

The Calgary airport terminal will be the scene of a training exercise Wednesday night, with fake gunshots, people with fake injuries and emergency vehicles in the late evening hours.

Nov 04, 2015

On Tuesday morning, 71 schools in the province and in the Ottawa region were evacuated, closed or searched after receiving a threatening email from an anonymous mailer.

Nov 04, 2015

AlphaCipher Acquisition Corporation has announced that it accepted the resignation of retired Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie from its board of directors due to his recent election as a Member of Parliament.

Nov 03, 2015

Pressure is building on the new Liberal government to go well beyond revamping the Conservative anti-terrorism bill to rethinking a whole raft of Stephen Harper security measures and policies.

Nov 03, 2015

The federal government should consider restricting the use of small camera-equipped drones near "sensitive and protected" areas such as residential neighbourhoods, schoolyards and prisons, says the federal privacy czar.

Nov 03, 2015

Pressure is building on the new Liberal government to go well beyond revamping the Conservative anti-terrorism bill to rethinking a whole raft of Stephen Harper security measures and policies.

Nov 03, 2015

The federal government should consider restricting the use of small camera-equipped drones near "sensitive and protected" areas such as residential neighbourhoods, school yards and prisons, says the federal privacy czar.

Nov 02, 2015

Emergency responders in Canada and the United States have been given exclusive access to 20 megahertz (MHz) of spectrum that formerly carried analog television signals. As yet, though, Canadian proponents have few committed resources to kick-start the proposed public safety broadband network, whereas their American counterparts have been promised USD $7 billion (CAD $9.24 billion).

Nov 02, 2015

The U.S. and British governments will hold a joint exercise to test cyber security and information sharing arrangements involving global financial institutions, according to the U.K. National Computer Emergency Response Team.

Nov 02, 2015

When overhauling Bill C-51 in the coming months, the new Trudeau government should give serious consideration to revamping Canada's national security policy-making apparatus to ensure the adoption of well-informed and objective national security and foreign policies, says Navid Hassibi in The Huffington Post.

Oct 30, 2015

In a world where conducting business online isn’t optional, organizations can protect themselves by making a comprehensive cyber security plan and seeing it through — just like they do for any other aspects of the operation.

Oct 30, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was ridiculed for rolling out a plan to put a wall on the Canadian border. But less than two months later, the U.S. Congress has passed a new act designed to stop terrorists and criminals from slipping over from the Great White North.

Oct 29, 2015

The wife of one of the Moncton RCMP officers killed last year is calling on the New Brunswick government to ensure that first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress have access to timely treatment and enough time to recover.

Oct 29, 2015

Ontario is proposing a new regulation that would ban the random stopping of citizens by police — known as carding — and require officers to provide a written record of any such exchanges.

Oct 28, 2015

Nova Scotia taxpayers have spent more than $300,000 beefing up security at Province House over the last year in response to the Parliament Hill shooting.

Oct 28, 2015

The Parti Quebecois is calling for Public Security Minister Lise Theriault to step down in the wake of sexual assault allegations against indigenous women in Val d’Or.

Oct 27, 2015

Two men posing as police officers used a flashing strobe light to pull over vehicles in north Calgary and demand money, even assaulting and robbing a victim, say city police.

Oct 26, 2015

Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among U.S. military and intelligence officials that the Russians might plan to attack those lines in times of conflict.

Oct 26, 2015

Internal government notes say the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is likely to team up with “trusted allies,” such as the American CIA and Britain’s MI6, on overseas operations to derail threats — plans that underscore concerns about CSIS accountability under new security legislation.
 

Oct 26, 2015

Explosions and gunshots rang out in downtown Montreal early Saturday afternoon, but police were quick to reassure startled tourists and weekend shoppers — it was just a simulation to test the city’s anti-terrorism response.

Oct 23, 2015

Toronto Police helped the FBI uncover a $5-billion fraud and money-laundering conspiracy in a case they say highlights the need for co-operation to track crime proceeds that cross borders more easily than ever.

Oct 23, 2015

A major investigation into human trafficking has led to the rescue earlier this month of 20 people — some as young as 14 — suspected of working in the sex trade as minors or against their will, police said Thursday.

Oct 23, 2015

The effects of a gunman's assault on Parliament Hill still reverberate for New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen, who can't forget the scene inside the party's caucus room as shots cracked in the hall outside.

Oct 23, 2015

Investigations into allegations of sexual assault by Quebec police officers against native women are nearly finished and the files will soon be sent to Crown prosecutors, the government said Thursday.

Oct 23, 2015

RCMP tests on a variety of semi-automatic weapons sold in Canada have found the guns can be converted temporarily into fully automatic firearms through an improvised technique described on the internet.

Oct 22, 2015

A year after a rampaging gunman stormed the Centre Block, the RCMP and federal officials are still studying ways to make Parliament Hill more secure, says a senior Mountie. While it's still early, the process could lead to new, highly visible security measures on the Hill, said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud.

Oct 22, 2015

The controversial security bill rammed through Parliament by the Conservative government in the spring is expected to be overhauled without delay by the new Liberal government, say party officials and other sources.

Oct 22, 2015

Scores of people turned out under dark skies for a hilltop ceremony on Wednesday in honour of a soldier gunned down a year ago as he stood guard at the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill.

Oct 22, 2015

As Canadians mark the one-year anniversary of the Ottawa shootingtoday, Muslim communities around the country will be sharing in the sorrow at the deaths of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent but will also be reminded of some of the ugly rhetoric that accompanied the tragedy and the unwelcome attention it drew to their faith.

Oct 21, 2015

The Government of Canada will hold a ceremony at the National War Memorial on October 22, 2015, at 11 a.m., to commemorate the assault on Parliament Hill one year ago. The event will also honour the sacrifices of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, and the bravery of the first responders.

Oct 21, 2015

Mounties received at least three warnings of potential terrorist attacks on uniformed officers before last year's shootings on Parliament Hill, yet the RCMP wound down extra patrols around the parliamentary precinct just days before the tragedy, newly disclosed documents show.

Oct 20, 2015

The federal-state police of Baden-Württemberg has taken delivery of the very first H145 in police configuration at Airbus Helicopters’ industrial site in Donauwörth. The aircraft is the first of an order of six to be handed over to the launch customer.

Oct 19, 2015

The federal government will mark the one-year anniversary of the Oct. 22 Parliament Hill attack with a sombre service on Thursday at the site where the shocking violencebegan — the National War Memorial, the Star has learned.

Oct 19, 2015

Police say three people are in custody after a police officer was shot Friday night in Brampton, Ont. Peel Region police are asking the public’s help in locating a fourth suspect in the shooting that landed a police officer and a civilian in hospital.

Oct 16, 2015

The Peel Paramedic Union, OPSEU Local 277, is warning that your family members' lives may be endangered if paramedics cannot find your location in time due to outdated maps on ambulance GPS units.

Oct 16, 2015

Business is booming at Krav, a Jerusalem store selling guns and other self-defense items, as Israelis worried by a surge in Palestinian attacks rush to arm themselves.

Oct 16, 2015

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson along with leaders from Thales in Canada and members of the Ottawa academic and business communities, officially opened Thales’ new Experience Centre today.

Oct 16, 2015

The Harper government has withheld millions of dollars for crime-prevention programs — the same programs it cited in pre-election events as proof of its tough-on-crime policies. About $28 million in promised spending for the National Crime Prevention Strategy was allowed to lapse over the last three years, an internal document shows.

Oct 15, 2015

Stephen Harper did “exactly” what he was supposed to do when bullets started flying outside the room where he was meeting with the Conservative caucus almost one year ago, Canada’s top Mountie said Wednesday.

Oct 14, 2015

Almost a year after MPs gave Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers a standing ovation in the House of Commons for his part in killing Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the RCMP has still not recognized the four officers who helped take the gunman down.

Oct 14, 2015

The former wife of a Hells Angel has lost her security clearance to work at the Vancouver airport simply because she was once married to the longtime biker.

Oct 13, 2015

The RCMP are investigating after receiving a report a drone flew too close to Vancouver International Airport – the latest controversy involving unmanned aerial vehicles in this province.

Oct 13, 2015

When former New York police commissioner Ray Kelly touched down in Toronto to promote his memoir, he detected something familiar in the newspaper headlines he read and the queries lobbed his way during interviews.

Oct 12, 2015

Two former RCMP officers have launched a class-action lawsuit against the force, alleging their confidential mental-health records were unlawfully released.

Oct 09, 2015

Muslim women wearing niqabs could one day be required to unveil at security checks for public tours of Parliament Hill, raising more questions about the power of government to legislate how people dress and observe their religious identity.

Oct 09, 2015

U.S. security officials have raised concerns in recent weeks about the potential for Islamic militants to be among the millions of people pouring out of Iraq and Syria and seeking asylum around the world. Existing intelligence on the ground in Syria in particular makes identifying those people a challenge.

Oct 08, 2015

A tender notice posted Tuesday on the Canadian government's procurement site says the Department of National Defence is looking for bidders who can assess a vehicle, find vulnerabilities and develop and demonstrate attacks on the vehicle.

Oct 07, 2015

Seemingly undaunted by their experience with the ill-fated 1995 long-gun registry, the Liberals are positioning themselves as the toughest gun-control proponents in the federal campaign.

Oct 06, 2015

Attacks from mobile devices, bugs in Apple Inc.’s iOS 9, flawed browsers, and possibly most worrying, hackable medical devices are the “highlights” of a security news report in the Financial Post that IT leaders need to know:

Oct 05, 2015

Donald J. Trump can usually offer up a solution to almost any problem with unflinching confidence. But he sounded uncharacteristically resigned on Sunday when it came to last week’s mass shooting in Oregon, saying such shootings will continue in the United States “no matter what.”

Oct 05, 2015

Edmonton's police force is defending its chief with data in support of suggestions he made that out-of-work oilpatch workers could be to blame for the city's recent rise in crime.

Oct 05, 2015

The federal Conservatives continued to insist this weekend a new snitch line for people to report “barbaric cultural practices” to police is needed, even as evidence emerged the RCMP’s existing tip line for reporting suspected terrorism acts yields mostly bunk calls.

Oct 02, 2015

B.C. Conservatives say if their party forms another federal government, it will create a formal list of criminal gangs, similar to the way it did for designated terrorist groups.

Oct 02, 2015

The Federal Court has refused to stop the rollout of a new security screening process for Canada’s public servants, which includes fingerprinting, credit and criminal checks and sweeping searches of social media as the minimum clearance needed for the job.

Oct 01, 2015

A re-elected Conservative government might look to strip dual citizens of their Canadian citizenship if they commit other heinous crimes, Stephen Harper said in a radio interview Wednesday.

Oct 01, 2015

The Harper government is attempting to revoke the citizenship of a convicted terrorist who was born and raised in Canada, Maclean’s has learned—a first under a controversial new law that has triggered intense debate during the election campaign.

Oct 01, 2015

The accidental drug overdose of a Nova Scotia man is shining a light on so-called "research chemicals" that are making their way into the illicit drug market.

Sep 30, 2015

Raytheon will provide full lifecycle development and sustainment support under a new contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that could be worth approximately $1 billion.

Sep 30, 2015

Police deal with a marijuana possession incident every nine minutes in Canada, according to 2014 figures, but a CBC News analysis found that where you live plays a big role in determining whether you would have faced criminal charges.

Sep 30, 2015

Data security is a growing concern that chief financial officers need to address, a recent IBM-Financial Executives International Canada study of cyber security and business continuity in the country found.

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