Best practices for communicating about COVID-19

Best practices for communicating about COVID-19

As Canadian manufacturing firms rush to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, many are dusting off their crisis communications plans and realizing they hadn’t accounted for a possible pandemic. One expert said it is important to establish a set of best practices to make sure that businesses can continue to run in spite of a pandemic. […]

Cybersecurity for the home-based worker

Cybersecurity for the home-based worker

What should IT departments tell their employees about virtual work/cybersecurity at this time? Cybersecurity should always be a top priority, but it’s even more important now. Overarching advice for companies instituting remote work capabilities include evaluating and incorporating new policies and frameworks being created for telework. Part of those policies should include a good patch […]

Suzanne Bernier, crisis consultant, answers COVID-19 questions

Suzanne Bernier, crisis consultant, answers COVID-19 questions

Now is not the time for half measures. Suzanne Bernier, an internationally-recognized crisis expert, is calling for businesses to be more proactive in combatting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. She said that in order to “flatten the curve” and prevent healthcare systems from being overloaded with new cases, non-essential services should take immediate measures […]

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Robopets: Using technology to monitor older adults raises privacy concerns

Social isolation and loneliness are concerns for many older adults, and can be triggered by the need to transition to a condo, rental accommodation, long-term care facility or retirement home. Sometimes, the only thing standing between an older adult and loneliness may be a beloved pet. This reciprocal relationship of affection and attention betwee …

TrackTik integrates with U.K. security staffing solutions firm

TrackTik integrates with U.K. security staffing solutions firm

Montreal-based TrackTik recently reached an agreement with Broadstone, a U.K. firm that specializes in staffing solutions, to integrate their respective platforms and grow their mutual markets in North America and the U.K. TrackTik, founded in 2013, offers solutions that provide back office functionality to manage guard scheduling and client billing, as well as data reporting […]

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Coronavirus: Canada’s response hits a turning point

COVID-19 is an emerging risk for which the consequences are still unknown. That the virus could have potentially catastrophic health and economic consequences means that we must adopt a precautionary approach. Thus far, public health officials have focused on learning about the virus and containing it as best as they can. As we learned in […]

Canadian Security Lifesaver Association presents inaugural award

Canadian Security Lifesaver Association presents inaugural award

In recognition of the above-and-beyond service that frontline security professionals provide everyday, the Canadian Security Lifesaver Association presented its first Lifesaver Award to Paragon security supervisor Jodie Leishman during Paragon’s inaugural security conference, held in Toronto on March 5. The Lifesafer Award acknowledges frontline wo …

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