Considering the number of ransomware attacks each year, why don’t organizations devote more resources to protecting themselves from these debilitating intrusions? By David Malamed In mid-July “a major Canadian company was forced to pay $425,000 in bitcoin to restore its computer systems after suffering a crippling ransomware attack that not only encrypted its production databases… Read More Be prepared
Chief executives in the UK saw their salaries fall last year – but they are still far ahead of the average worker. In 2016, chief executives of the FTSE 100 index companies in the UK saw their compensation fall by almost a fifth compared with the previous year, reports The Telegraph. Meanwhile, in the US, TheWashington Post reported… Read More CEO pay plunge
The group born after 1995 lives in both the physical and the digital worlds. But who are they? And how will their unique characteristics impact the workplace? By Yan Barcelo This fall, Mathilde Louis a 19-year-old college student in Montreal, plans to publish the first episodes of her manga-style comic strips online. “My goal is… Read More The phigital generation
As America’s top trade partner, Canada could bear the brunt of a new NAFTA. Discover what’s on the table as NAFTA is renegotiated and learn how you can help your company understand those changes. The United States government is making waves as it re-evaluates the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and… Read More Renegotiating NAFTA: what’s the Canadian impact?
By David Malamed There are many ways to prevent and detect procurement fraud, but the most effective measure is to establish a whistleblower process. In its spring report to Parliament the office of the Auditor General raised a warning flag about a Crown corporation that handed out almost $1 billion in contracts last year. One… Read More Whistle where you work
Armed with algorithms, retailers are making it harder for online shoppers to search for the cheapest deal. In 2011, for a brief moment, a paperback book was offered on Amazon for $23,698,655.93. An error, promptly corrected. But the story of how such a glitch could happen, as told by The Atlantic, is revealing.