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June 23, 2023

Meta blocks news access to Canadians, U of W partners with Cybersecurity firm and More

This Week In Tech, we talk about cybersecurity breaches among Canadian business, the University of Windsor partnering with California based Keysight Technologies Inc. in cybersecurity training and Canadians will no longer have access to news on Facebook and Instagram.
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CANADIAN BUSINESS CYBERSECURITY BREACHES DOUBLED

Recent study shows cyberattacks have increased

The study reveals that cyberattacks have become increasingly prevalent and sophisticated, posing significant risks to organizations across various sectors including the public and education sectors. The report highlights the need for businesses to strengthen their cybersecurity measures and invest in robust defense systems to mitigate the growing threat landscape. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of employee education and awareness in maintaining a strong security posture. As cyber threats continue to evolve, proactive measures and collaborative efforts are crucial to safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining the trust of customers and partners.

Read More: CTV News



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U of W PARTNERS WITH CYBERSECURITY FIRM

Students at U of W to have access to Keysight Tech training

The collaboration between the University of Windsor and Keysight Technology Inc. aims to enhance the University’s cybersecurity programs and develop innovative solutions to address emerging cyber threats. Students will be provided with valuable hands-on experience and access to cutting-edge technology, giving them a competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity. The university’s administration views this collaboration as an opportunity to strengthen its curriculum and contribute to the cybersecurity industry’s growth by producing skilled professionals who can combat cybercrime effectively.


Read More: Windsor Star



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META BLOCKS NEWS ACCESS TO CANADIANS

News will no longer appear on social media platforms

The Online News Act in Canada, which aims to address concerns related to the spread of misinformation and support the struggling news industry. The act would require major online platforms like Facebook to compensate Canadian news outlets for the use of their content. The social media company Meta has announced that it will end access to news on Facebook and Instagram to Canadians.

Read More: CBC