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The importance of Data Security (Featured Article)
Featured Article from the  ERA a CIPS Corporate Partner

Over the years data security has become a concerning topic with a lot of companies pushed to buy the needed software to protect themselves from hackers.

Every business, organization, IT Leader and individual has data and information that they would like to keep safe and secure. Especially a business as it is a valuable asset, representing employees and customers placed into the wrong hands could do some serious collateral damage in the long run.

This is why the security of your data must be the top priority on your list when owning or working for a business. When a company sits down and goes over the numbers for the year ahead, their first responsibility should be budgeting money for data security hardware and software. Implementing these actions within a company will protect your data from unconstitutional access to prevent it being destroyed, meddled with or released to others.

There are many ways your data can be breached. Some include computer viruses, illegal accessing, system failure or theft. One of the main triggers that breaches data is the internet. As every time we connect to the web, we increase the chances of our data becoming unsecure and our computers being hacked by an online source.

Dr. Timothy Lethbridge FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP presented with CIPS Fellows Certificate

This past Fall Dr. Timothy Lethbridge FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP was presented with his CIPS Fellows Certificate at a CIPS Ontario event.

The certificate was presented to him by past CIPS National Board Chair Trekker Armstrong FCIPS,I.S.P.,(ret.).

Congratulations Tim on becoming a CIPS Fellow!

Professional Development Academy’s High Performance Leadership program and their Cybersecurity Leadership program
CIPS Members are now eligible for a discount when registering for the  Professional Development Academy’s High Performance Leadership program and their Cybersecurity Leadership program!

Each is world-class, online 12-week leadership development program built in conjunction with General Colin Powell, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and hundreds of public and private sector executives and thought leaders. You can learn more at .

Registration for the next round of courses beginning in April 2019  is now open. If you would like to enroll please  with the  promotional code “CIPS” to earn a $450 scholarship.

As a CIPS member, you are entitled to this 25% discount!

If you have any questions or would like a demo of the program, please email .

Call for Nominations for the CIPS Fellowship Award
The CIPS Fellows Electoral Committee is seeking nominations for CIPS Fellows. Nominees should be individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the computing profession or the industry. CIPS Fellows are expected to promote CIPS and its objectives, and CIPS Fellows may perform an advisory function for CIPS.

All nominees will be contacted by the Fellows Electoral Committee to ensure that they are willing to accept the title and obligations associated with the title.

Applications are being received until February 1st, 2019

CIPS Corporate Partners
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