B2B News for Wednesday, January 12, 2022: US Companies See Most Ransom Ware Attacks, Employment in 2030

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Open carry guns don’t protect anyone against ransom ware attacks. That’s today’s PSA to the anti-gun control movement in the US. Digital transformation should be transforming their understanding of threats to their security. According to Atlas VPN, 45% of the ransom ware attacks carried out in 2021 were directed against US targets.

The findings come in a report conducted by Cyberint called Ransom ware – The Bad, The Bad & the Ugly

Of the 2,845 ransom ware attacks that were seen worldwide in 2021, 1,352 were targeted at US entities. In contrast, 146 ransom ware attacks were launched against French targets 140 were against Canadian targets.

Press release: https://atlasvpn.com/blog/nearly-half-of-ransomware-attacks-globally-targeted-the-us-in-2021

The Business Intelligence Group announced winners of The Big Innovation Awards for 2022 this week. The Philadelphia-based group gave awards to 13 executives, 56 companies, and 81 products.

“Innovation is driving the global economy across virtually all industries,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are honored to award these executives, companies and products the BIG Innovation award this year. Each has made tremendous strides at improving the lives of their community.”

Press release: https://www.bintelligence.com/big-innovation-awards

The Brookfield Institute has released the Employment in 2030 Action Labs that combines the Labour Market Information (LMI) and the Forecast of Canadian Occupational Growth (FCOG).

The report sought to address the following questions: “What does the future hold for Canada’s labour market? What trends in technology, society, and the environment are in store for Canada’s labour market, and how will it impact the way we work? What skills will be in-demand across geographies, industries, and demographic groups? How can workers prepare for the future of employment, and how can we ensure that no one is left behind?”

Press release: https://brookfieldinstitute.ca/employment-in-2030-action-labs-2/?mc_cid=529b5fd9b1&mc_eid=d16c573b5c      
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Kate Baggott is a former Managing Editor of B2BNN. Her technology and business journalism has appeared in the Technology Review, the Globe and Mail, Canada Computes, the Vancouver Sun and the Bay Street Bull. She is the author of the short story collections Love from Planet Wine Cooler and Dry Stories. Find links to recent articles by following her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-baggott-9a0306/