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  • New Brunswick’s Cybersecurity Ecosystem Grows Again with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories


    Cybersecurity is one of the most significant societal and economic issues of our time. Canada’s economy is absolutely dependent upon a safe and resilient internet. Every day, Canadian citizens leverage critical infrastructure assets, such as electricity to run their businesses, homes and families. Today, New Brunswick’s ecosystem just expanded with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announcing a

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  • New Brunswick’s LuminUltra Sets Its Sights on Continued Growth

    [A version of this post originally appeared in early 2016. It is being republished now timed with today’s announcement from ONB and LuminUltra which will see the creation of up to 15 new full-time positions at LuminUltra within the next year of operation.] Innovation, award-winning, and results are three themes that come to mind when you

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  • Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity Launched

    [This post originally appeared in January. It is being republished today due to Dr Ali Ghorbani’s Startup Canada Award Senior Entrepreneur Award win last Thursday.] 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

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  • Four Reasons You Should Have Cybersecurity Insurance

    Do you have insurance on your house? Of course you do. So, the question is why wouldn’t you protect your business – your source of income – the same way you protect your home? Cybersecurity insurance won’t stop a breach. It will, however, help raise awareness and cover damages, should you be attacked. Small or medium-sized

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  • What Your Business Doesn’t Know About Cybercrime Will Hurt You

    Cybersecurity, Small Business, cybercrime

    Cybercrime isn’t going away. In fact, it continues to grow. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021. If that number doesn’t alarm you, the fact that 43% of attacks are focused on small business, and that 60% of small businesses attacked go out of business

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  • CyberNB Case Study: The CyberSmart 2017 Summit

    With the launch of CyberSmart, via CyberNB, New Brunswick is taking bold steps towards mitigating Canada’s cybersecurity skills and workforce development challenges. We are excited to leverage partnerships with industry, government, and academia to facilitate the building of a pan-Canadian strategy. In May, ONB/CyberNB hosted Canada’s first Cybersecurity Summit. The CyberSmart 2017 Summit focused on the creation of a national skills

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  • Canada’s Blue Spurs Wins Innovation Award From Amazon Web Services

    IoT, Cybersecurity

    Winning an award rarely happens by chance or in isolation. This is the case for Canadian-based Blue Spurs who, this morning in Washington, was awarded the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global City on a Cloud Innovation Award for Partners in Innovation. This award is the direct result of four organizations (including CyberNB) coming together to create

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  • 6 Takeaways from Canada’s First Cybersecurity Skills & Workforce Development Summit

    There are currently about one million cybersecurity positions unfilled, and that number is expected to increase to 1.5 million by 2019; this is both a challenge and an opportunity. To help mitigate that situation, ONB/CyberNB hosted Canada’s first Cybersecurity Summit. CyberSmart 2017 focused on the creation of a national skills and workforce development strategy for Canada.

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  • What You Need to Know About the World Leader in Biomedical Engineering

    [Update: May 12th – UNB’s Biomedical Institute of Biomedical Engineering captured this year’s Innovation Champion KIRA Award. This post originally appeared on the ONB Blog in May 2016, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week.] Conversations about cutting-edge research and development and the province of New Brunswick are certainly not mutually

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