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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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  • New Brunswick Brings Project-Based Learning to Cybersecurity

    Ruth Wilson is a learning specialist with New Brunswick’s Education & Early Childhood Development (EECD) department. She and her team focus on instructional design and development, creating online learning experiences for high school students and professional learning courses for educators. Wilson works with subject matter experts to create interactive courseware offerings, some of which have

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  • [Webinar] Canadian Privacy Law: A Legal Framework for Cybersecurity

    On January 19th, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted a conversation with Wendy Wagner, partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection Group. Cyber breaches and related incidents are daily occurrences within Canada and around the world. Companies recognize the need to protect their data in order to safeguard key informational assets.

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  • From the C-Suite: What Your Company Should Know About Crisis Planning

    Mark Gillan spent 26 years with the Saint John Fire Department, retiring as Deputy Fire Chief and Director of the Emergency Management Organization. His time as a firefighter included four days in New York in September 2001 as a Rescue and Recovery volunteer at Shea Stadium and Ground Zero. Shortly after that experience Gillan and his

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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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  • Cybersecurity – The Legal Framework in Canada

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is pleased to host a conversation with Wendy Wagner, partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection Group. This free webinar takes place Thursday, January 19th at 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (2:00 p.m. EST). (Click the link at the bottom of the post to join)

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