As Indo-Pacific strategies move forward, little known about Canada’s plans

VANCOUVER — Canada has fallen behind other nations in developing an Indo-Pacific strategy to help counter China’s influence, diversify trade and bolster democratic values in the region, experts say. Stephen Nagy a research fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute said while Ottawa is working on an Indo-Pacific vision, progress has been slow and Canada … Read more

$590 mn in ransomware payments reported to US in 2021 as attacks surge

New data showed a major jump in the number of ransomware-related payments that have been reported to US authorities New data out Friday showed $590 million in ransomware-related payments were reported to US authorities in the first half of 2021, setting a pace to beat totals for the previous decade as cyber-extortion booms. “If current … Read more

The WBBL returns, full of home-grown stars and world-class imports

The world’s premier women’s T20 competition, the Women’s Big Bash League, is soon to get back underway for a seventh time, featuring the very best Australian cricketers and 21 overseas stars. Complications surrounding COVID-19 and state border restrictions have made the tournament very difficult to stage for a second year. Last season was played entirely in … Read more