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  • New Accelerator to Help New Brunswick Lead in Cybersecurity and Smart Grid

    The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has already been recognized as the most entrepreneurial post-secondary institution in Canada. Now, through its J. Herbert Smith Technology Management & Entrepreneurship Centre (TME), the University is establishing a new accelerator focused on the energy/smart grid, cleantech, and cybersecurity sectors. Based in Fredericton, Energia Ventures will support startups and R&D

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  • New Brunswick Offers Cybersecurity Boot Camp

    Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) is stepping up its support of New Brunswick’s cybersecurity/IT sector with the launch of its upcoming Cybersecurity Boot Camp. This industry-driven, English language Boot Camp begins February 6th, 2017, and registration is now open. Get the details and register here. Pierre Clavet serves as CCNB’s Sectorial Advisor for IT, Technology

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  • Calling Tech Professionals: We’re Hiring Now

    New Brunswick is the birthplace of Radian6 and Q1 Labs, who were later purchased by Salesforce.com and IBM respectively and are just two of the exciting companies that form New Brunswick’s vibrant ecosystem. In fact, the Toronto Star named New Brunswick the next startup hub of Canada in 2013. And, the best news of all: New

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  • CyberTitan: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    Organizations across the globe are feeling the pain when it comes to cybersecurity, advanced threat detection, and in particular the global shortage of skilled talent. Cybersecurity Ventures projects $1 trillion will be spent globally on cybersecurity between 2017 and 2021. In New Brunswick, government, industry and academia are collaborating to develop tomorrow’s leaders and innovators

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  • Forcepoint on Cybersecurity and New Brunswick

    Forcepoint is one of the world’s leading cybersecurity providers. The company, officially launched in January 2016, combines the former Websense, Raytheon Cyber Products, and Stonesoft next generation firewall businesses. While the Forcepoint brand is relatively new, the entities that came together to form this new company have been serving customers for decades. Forcepoint now delivers

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  • Cognition and The Future of Security: A Chat With IBM Security’s CTO

    On October 20th, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted a conversation with Sandy Bird, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM’s Security Systems Division, titled Cognition and the Future of Security.  Built upon security intelligence, cognitive solutions generate not just answers, but hypotheses, evidence-based reasoning, and recommendations for improved decision making in real time. As a result, cognitive security

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  • Cybersecurity: The Unforeseen Impact of Unforeseen Risk

    In September 2016, Yahoo “achieved” a new distinction: the single largest public data breach in human history. The numbers are astonishing, with tectonic shift-like potential implications for companies and organizations of all kinds: 500 million+ accounts affected $4.8 billion dollar Verizon acquisition in jeopardy Two years from incident start to admitted detection and public disclosure Nearly

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  • 15 Cybersecurity Leaders to Follow on Twitter

    Did you know that cyber-attack fallout could impact the global economy by approximately $3 trillion by 2020? With stats like that, and with New Brunswick positioned as the Cybersecurity Epicentre of Canada, Opportunities NB (ONB) keeps an increasingly close eye on industry news. Earlier this summer—with input from New Brunswick cybersecurity leaders Sandy Bird of IBM, and

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  • How Canada Is Creating Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Leaders

    October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the time of year when a lot of people settle back into our routines. For many of us that includes continued education in some manner. Fortunately, I was able to spend time this summer combining education and cybersecurity pursuits. I’d like to offer a ‘What I did on my summer vacation’ report

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