A look back at Quantum in 2023

The field of quantum sciences is booming and has been prominent in the media throughout 2023. With the year coming to an end, let’s look back at what has happened in the last twelve months in the quantum field in Canada. The year began with the announcement of the National Quantum Strategy in mid-January by […]

Microsoft disables feature after abuse by threat actors

Application developers relying on Windows’ App Installer feature for distributing software over the web will have to find another vehicle, after Microsoft disabled a key protocol because it is being abused by threat actors. Microsoft said Thursday it has disabled the ms-appinstaller protocol handler by default because at least four groups have been using it […]

Cybersecurity Year in Review 2023: A zero-day nightmare

There’s usually a word or phrase that sums up my annual Cybersecurity Year in Review. “Lack of resilience” was 2022’s theme, highlighting the Canada-wide outage at Rogers Communications. “A crazy mess” was 2021’s theme, because of the SolarWinds Orion and other supply chain hacks. This year, successful ransomware attacks hit a record level. But for […]

Predictions 2024: Environmental, Social and Governance

In December, Dubai hosted the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), described by the UN as the world’s only multilateral decision-making forum on climate change. To put it simply, a UN advisory stated, COP is where the world comes together to agree on ways to address the climate crisis, such as limiting global temperature […]

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 29, 2023 – Get cracking on your cybersecurity strategic plan

Get cracking on your cybersecurity strategic plan. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, December 29th, 2023. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com and TechNewsday.com in the U.S. This is my last podcast for 2023. I’m sure this being the last regular workday of the year another report of a data breach […]

2024 Telecom predictions: 5G, AI, sustainability and messaging trends to guide innovation

Next year, the telecommunications ecosystem will be guided by four key themes: 5G, artificial intelligence, sustainability and the messaging evolution, a report by Juniper Research identified. Further, experts weighed in on developments in the optical transport, cable and open RAN markets going into 2024. 5G In a recent report, Ericsson estimated that almost one-in-five of […]

Predictions 2024 from cybersecurity vendors, Part 2

We’ve collected comments from more than 40 vendors to give infosec pros an idea of what they might face in the next 12 months. Their predictions cover everything from meeting the talent shortage to quantum computing: More advanced persistent threat groups (APTs) will become more active — even beyond the 138 identified by MITRE and […]

OpenAI predictions for 2024: Hashtag Trending Holiday Byte for December 27, 2023

TRANSCRIPT Hey, it’s Jim Love, your host of Hashtag Trending. Welcome to another edition of Holiday Bytes. There’s been a lot of chatter about what’s happening at OpenAI, driven by some postings on the OpenAI site and some items that got posted and then disappeared. Sam Altman, OpenAI’s CEO, has shared a roadmap featuring enhanced […]

HR Predictions 2024: Generative AI, employee experience, remote work and more

Generative AI will continue to influence how HR teams increase productivity and optimize employee experience in 2024, a new report from McLean & Company which surveyed 1,373 business professionals in September 2023, found. Additionally, experts say HR will continue to focus on optimizing hybrid work as well as attracting and retaining the right talent in […]

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 27, 2023 – A record year for ransomware

A record year for ransomware. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday, December 27th, 2023. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com and TechNewsday.com in the U.S.     The year isn’t quite over but it’s clear that 2023 hit a record for ransomware attacks. Researchers at NCC Group say that as of […]