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  • New Brunswick Brings Cyber Essentials to Canada for Small and Medium Enterprises

    In May 2016, Opportunities NB (ONB) launched Canada’s first comprehensive cybersecurity strategy – CyberNB, under the direction of Allen Dillon. In less than a year, CyberNB will deliver a Canadianized version of Cyber Essentials for small and medium enterprises. This is yet another step towards solidifying New Brunswick as the Canadian epicentre in mitigating global cyber

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  • A Look at New Brunswick’s CyberLaunch Academy

    In 2014, New Brunswick became the first Canadian province to commit to the promotion of teaching basic computer science skills as part of a broader agenda for advancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Via CyberSmartNB, one of the five components of CyberNB, the province is now working with academic partners to promote excellence in cybersecurity education.

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  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Workshop: Part 2

    In late 2016, Opportunities NB/CyberNB partnered with the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ISCPA) North America and Canadian Chamber of Commerce to deliver a Cybersecurity Awareness, Education and Solutions Workshop. As part of that workshop we sat down with several of the event’s participants for a series of interviews discussing cybersecurity issues and solutions. Today we

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  • Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity Launched

    The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, an innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration, opens at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) today with more than $4.5 million in funding and the establishment of a research partnership with global technology firm IBM. Aiming to further transform its economic landscape toward a knowledge-based economy, New Brunswick

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  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Workshop: Part 1

    In May 2016, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant launched CyberNB, making New Brunswick the first province in Canada to develop a comprehensive strategy on cybersecurity and cyber innovation. CyberNB is being lead by Opportunities NB (ONB), and its strategy encompasses five key components: Workforce Development – CyberSmart Protection of Critical Infrastructure – CyberSecure International Research Network

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  • Why Appnovation Invested in New Brunswick

    Appnovation Technologies, ranked by Profit Magazine on its 2016 Profit 500 list as one of Canada’s fastest growing IT companies, has seen great success in the province of New Brunswick. It has positioned itself quite nicely by making key decisions that not only have it ready for growth, but poised for long-term success. Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke

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  • Shep Hyken’s 5 Customer Service Opportunities for the C-Suite

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    Ask the C-Suite what issues are top-of-mind right now and many will acknowledge the top risks include: cyber attacks, bottom-line performance, the role Big Data is playing, and the ever-changing demands of today’s customer. Customer expectations and demands are becoming increasingly influential in determining corporate strategy. Opportunities NB (ONB) caught up with customer service expert, and

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  • 5 Success Tips from One of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

    Starting a business and raising two children while being a single mother is no small feat. That, however, is exactly what Dawn Pottier of Lulujo Baby is doing. Over the last few months, this highly focused entrepreneur has received a lot of recognition, including being named one of Profit Guide’s 2016 W100, their list of

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  • The Hotspot Where Entrepreneurs Can Be Bold & Take Risks


    There is a place in eastern Canada, strategically located, where entrepreneurs and R&D experts are working away, under the radar, making significant strides. Some of that work is groundbreaking and its results will have the capacity to change people’s lives. One great example is the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI), located in Moncton, New Brunswick. Opportunities

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