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Cyber Series – Red Teaming
Red Teaming is a new technique used by cyber security experts to simulate realistic cyber-attacks. These highly genuine exercises helps companies effectively measure their current security policies and procedures. But how does “red teaming” differ from a traditional penetration test? To learn more, we checked-in with Hill + Knowlton’s Digital Resilience expert, Ray Boisvert, to ask him for a crash course on red teaming. Read More
After decades of accumulated shortfall in public infrastructure investment, governments are initiating numerous projects to respond to pressing needs in today’s cities and communities. But this promising new era for the Canadian infrastructure sector is unlikely to resemble the previous “Golden Age” that followed the Second World War. Read More
Following the June 2016 Cabinet Shuffle, the Wynne government has been taking the summer to re-tool. While much of the focus over the summer has been on fundraising reform and fighting a by-election in the erstwhile Liberal stronghold of Scarborough Rouge River, the Wynne government’s latest Throne Speech signals a small but notable shift to addressing pocketbook issues like the rising costs of hydro rates. Read More
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) has appointed D’Arcy Levesque to the newly created position of Western Canada chair. D’Arcy’s role includes new business growth and strategic communications leadership in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, focusing on several areas of the company’s business. Read More
On June 23rd, 2016 the citizens of Britain voted for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union. Canadian corporations are trying to comprehend how this will impact their business, the economy, and politics both at home and abroad. Could Brexit also influence the integrity of our data protection measures in Canada? We sat down with Ray Boisvert, Hill+Knowlton’s Digital Resilience expert, to ask him about Brexit’s potential impact on cyber security. Read More
Effective immediately, Mohamed Dhanani joins the public affairs group as vice-president, with Emmanuel (Manny) Morin, Gabe De Roche and Luca Bucci joining as senior account director, account director and senior consultant, respectively. Read More
Peter Donolo is one of Canada’s most experienced communications strategists and a veteran adviser to leaders in corporate Canada and at all three levels of government. He is the longest-serving prime ministerial director of communications in Canadian history (to Prime Minister Jean Chretien), served as a senior executive in the private and public sectors, and also represented Canada abroad as a senior diplomat. Read More
At 52% the Leave movement ruled the day with stronger than expected support from voters across the country particularly Wales. What was the ‘deciding factor’. With the results now in and being analyzed, Canadians and Canadian companies operating in the EU are set for a period of immediate uncertainty, confusion and change. Read More
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is consolidating its strengths and further integrating its services to continue the momentum in its Quebec-based offices. Isabelle Verreault has been appointed general manager for Quebec, overseeing both the Montreal and Quebec City offices. Read More
Over the last few months, our national media have been keeping score as the Liberal government unwinds former prime minister Stephen Harper’s policies. The list is long – the return of the long-form census, the expedited settlement of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, the commitment to an inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women, and the mission change in the fight against ISIL, to name a few. Read More
At an H+K hosted event the opportunity for stakeholders who are actively engaged in the marijuana industry to hear from the H+K team of experts regarding the current policy and political environment. The group was privy to fresh survey results from the H+K Perspectives Panel, which examined the relevance of this issue for Canadian’s, as well as their views on producing and selling marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Read More
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is proud to be named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the 10th year in a row. The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada has awarded this honour to only 100 companies in the country—a list published in The Globe and Mail’s special national report today. And H+K, Canada’s top-rated public affairs and public relations firm, is just one of 11 organizations who have been recognized for 10 consecutive years. Read More