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  • Webinar: Cognitive Security – The Next Era

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is pleased to host an upcoming conversation with Sandy Bird, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM’s Security Systems Division. This free webinar will take place Thursday, October 20th at 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time (2:00 p.m. EDT). (Click the button at the end of the post to join) Built upon security intelligence, cognitive solutions

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  • Three Ds That Will Define Cybercrime for the Rest of the Decade

    There is both a massive increase and a fundamental shift in global cybercrime underway that will inflict hundreds of billions of dollars in losses over the next four years. The shift comes as criminal return on investment (cROI) drops from attacking big banks as they evolve to deal with modern, organized cybercrime. As sophisticated criminal groups diversify

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  • The Five Cs That Kill Cybersecurity Programs

    2015 was an abysmal year for cybersecurity, with a record number of data breaches, exploits, and major increases in organized criminal activity. And all signs point to the rest of 2016 not being much better. But why is that? Why is it that the world is spending more on cybersecurity and losses continue to far

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  • GLI Chooses Canada’s Cybersecurity Epicentre for Investment

    With its world-class communications infrastructure, the province of New Brunswick has managed to attract investment from a number of global IT companies in recent years. One such company, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®), has seen tremendous growth in multiple divisions of its business from their Moncton location. Earlier this year the company announced it was expanding its existing

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  • Mid-Year Review: Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016, So Far

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is thrilled to have had the privilege of sharing a host of New Brunswick success stories with you over the past six months, and you can be sure there are more to come. Now that 2016 has reached its mid-point we thought it would be a good idea to look back at some of

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  • Tackling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

    The cybersecurity breach headlines are nonstop. The amount and types of data and infrastructure impacted continues to increase. Organizations of all types have tuned in and are turning up the search for help. This has led to an increasing skills gap. This gap isn’t necessarily new—in 2010 the Center for Strategic & International Studies noted

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  • Why a Decline in Cyber Attacks on Banks is Bad News for Everyone Else

    There were three canaries in the cybersecurity coal mine recently, all three signalling a rise in the tide of threats for every sector outside of banking and finance, which have actually seen their attacks decline. The first of these three critical reports saw the Anti-Phishing Reporting Group note a record-breaking 250% increase in phishing activities between October 2015

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  • 12 Great Cybersecurity Resources To Help Protect Your Business


    Did you know that cyber-attack fallout could cost the global economy $3 trillion by 2020? With cybersecurity a huge focus for Opportunities NB (ONB) and the province of New Brunswick, we decided to curate a list of cybersecurity resources we think you can leverage to help protect yourself and your business. You don’t want to

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  • CyberNB: Canada’s Cybersecurity Epicentre

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    New Brunswick is Canada’s first province to launch a comprehensive cybersecurity plan. As the Canadian epicentre and a world leader in mitigating global cyber risks and threats, CyberNB and the New Brunswick ecosystem members are executing a deliberate action plan to build upon our world-class industry cluster and enhance workforce development, education, and cybersecurity research. New

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