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    Free virtual CyberSecurity Awareness Event on your computer terminal March 23 see more

    Free virtual CyberSecurity Awareness Event on your computer terminal March 23

    Business owners and their employees need to be as educated as ever on how to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from cybersecurity threats. The Better Business Bureau wants to cover the Island in safety with its inaugural free virtual CyberSecurity Awareness Event.

    “We’ve always done a shredding event once a year, very popular, because everybody needs to shred their important documents,” said Rosalind Scott, president and CEO of the BBB. “I can’t do a shredding event for the entire Island but I can do a cyber security event for the entire Island.”

    Nanaimo, Duncan, Saanich, West Shore and Victoria chambers and and sales and marketing executive all participating in the March 23 event.

    “That’s a lot of organizations all participating at once,” says Scott. “That way it allows people not only participate but they get really excited about it.”

    The virtual presentation is designed by Smart Dolphins IT Solutions Inc. for businesses of all shapes and sizes. It explores the tools and habits you need to become a malware and computer security savvy user.

    “The video presentation is directed at businesses but consumers equally need to be involved in Cyber Security,” Scott said. “After the fact we’ll make ht presentation available, so those who miss it can still access the information.”

    ºVisit for more information and to register for the virtual event.

    “Everybody is at risk. I deliver workshops on scams and frauds. I start by saying every single person in this room has been scammed,” she said. “It happens to everybody, it may be a little tiny scam or it may be a big one. We have had people pretend to be us and reach out, because you can trust the Better Business Bureau but you can’t trust the summer pretending to be the Better Business Bureau. … All of us need to be mindful of these things.”


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    Vice Adm. Mike McConnell Retd. Joins Canadian Cyber Security Firm see more

    Victoria, BC – (May 17, 2016) – Plurilock Security Solutions, an advanced biometric cyber security software provider, today announced the appointment of John M. (Mike) McConnell to its board of directors. Mr. McConnell is a former United States Director of National Intelligence, where he served both the Bush and Obama administrations.

    Mr. McConnell is a titan in the national security and intelligence communities. We are humbled that he has recognized the strategic importance of Plurilock’s cyber security and insider threat capabilities, and our OEM partnerships will benefit from Mike’s vast experience in the federal space and critical infrastructure.” said Plurilock president, Larry Cole.

    Mr. McConnell’s career has spanned over 40 years, focused on international development and foreign intelligence issues. His 29-year distinguished service as a US Navy intelligence officer included significant assignments that influenced national security issues. During Desert Shield/Storm and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Mr. McConnell served as the Intelligence Officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell, and the Secretary of Defense, and he served as Director of the National Security Agency until retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1996.

    Plurilock’s digital profiling technologies are clearly among the most powerful cyber tools in the world today," said Mr. McConnell, former vice chair, now senior executive advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Mr. McConnell is a graduate of George Washington University, Furman University, National Defense University (Global Telecom) and the National Defense Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence), and has also been awarded three Honorary Doctorate degrees – the most recent from George Washington University in 2008. He also holds the highest awards for service in the U.S. Intelligence Community, one presented by President Bill Clinton and one presented by President George Bush.

    About Plurilock

    Founded in 2008, Plurilock is a cyber security software company at the forefront of digitally profiling individuals through their physical and behavioral use of smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Its patented technology identifies the person behind the screen, using machine learning algorithms to generate biometric profiles of individuals by their taps and swipes on touchscreens, scrolls and movement of mouse, and the rhythm and cadence of keystrokes. Serving a global client base, Plurilock supports law enforcement, government agencies, financial services and healthcare organizations to detect insider threats, reduce fraud, and prevent cyber attacks.


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