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Cyber Security Today, July 23, 2021 – Sophos opens a Canadian data centre, people still fall for tech support scams and Amazon cuts off a controversial spyware company

Sophos opens a Canadian data centre, people still fall for tech support scams and Amazon cuts off a controversial spyware company.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday July 23rd, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Sophos, which makes endpoint and firewall products, has opened a Canadian data centre. Located in Montreal, it supports…

Hashtag Trending July 23- Right to Repair laws; Twitter’s voting feature; Flood hits iPhone production site in China

The FTC has voted unanimously to enforce Right to Repair laws, Twitter is testing out new voting features and Apple’s largest iPhone production site has been affected by flooding in Central China.It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, July 23, and I’m your host, Tom Li.During an…

Hashtag Trending July 22 – Macron Targeted by Pegasus; Venmo removes a controversial feature; DuckDuckGo introduces email protection

A report finds French President Emmanuel Macron was targeted by Pegasus spyware, Venmo removes a puzzling feature, and DuckDuckGo has announced an email protection service.It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, July 22, and I’m your host, Tom Li.The BBC is reporting that French President Emmanuel Macron…

Cyber Security Today, July 21, 2021 – Another printer vulnerability found, and more corporate ransomware victims

Another printer vulnerability found, and more corporate ransomware victims.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday July 21st, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.A Canadian company that runs several medical clinics across the country may have been victimized by a data theft. The Marketo criminal marketplace, one of the places where crooks sell…

Hashtag Trending July 21- Apple delays return to office plans; WhatsApp blocks 2 million accounts; Jeff Bezos goes to space

Apple puts a pause on return to office plans, WhatsApp blocks 2 million accounts to combat spam messages and Jeff Bezos successfully makes a journey to space.It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, July 21, and I’m your host, Tom Li.Apple is delaying the return of employees…

Accenture acquires Toronto-based Cloudworks to expand Oracle footprint in Canada

Accenture has acquired Toronto-based Oracle Cloud implementation service provider Cloudworks to deliver Oracle solutions to clients across Canada, the company announced in a July 19 press release which did not disclose the financial terms of the acquisition. Founded in 2016, Cloudworks provides Oracle Cloud-based solutions in enterprise resource planning, enterprise performance management, and human capital management…

Hashtag Trending July 20 – Fear excessive surveillance; China blamed for hack; Chip shortage hits smartphones

A recent investigation uncovers some disturbing truths about civilian surveillance, the Biden administration blames China for a recent email hack, and the ongoing global chip shortage has hit smartphones.It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, July 20th, and I’m your host, Tom Li.An investigation from a reporting…

Visa Canada is giving select Canadian women entrepreneurs grants of $10,000 each and business coaching

Visa Canada, in partnership with IFundWomen, a marketplace for women-owned businesses, is expanding its She’s Next Grant Program to help Canadian women entrepreneurs grow their businesses. As part of the program, the two companies will once again provide 10 women-owned Canadian small businesses with grants of CA$10,000 each and business coaching for one year from leaders…

Cyber Security Today, July 19, 2021 – A new ransomware advice site, another Windows print spooler problem and more companies caught with unsecured cloud data storage

A new ransomware advice site, another Windows print spooler problem and more companies caught with unsecured cloud data storage.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday July 19th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.;There’s no shortage of online advice for IT departments and senior managers about lowering the risk of ransomware. Their first…