In the news … May 15, 2014

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Cybercrime unit tackles digital crime at the ‘leading edge’ of policing

CybercrimeBY DYLAN ROBERTSON, CALGARY HERALD

When someone emailed a Calgary fire station last June threatening to shoot more than a thousand people at the Stampede, officials knew who to call.

The Calgary Police Services’ Cybercrime Support Team has been operating since last January, with six tech-savvy officers.

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Canadian nurses poised for digital health leadership

First-ever quantitative survey of Canadian nurses explores access, usage and impact on practice

TORONTO, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ – An inaugural survey* undertaken jointly by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) reveals that 83 per cent of Canadian nurses are comfortable using digital health tools in practice and approximately three-quarters feel digital health tools could improve continuity of care (78 per cent) and patient safety (72 per cent).

"The vast majority of Canadian nurses recognize digital health as a key enabler to help deliver better patient care and improved efficiency, yet 57 per cent say that the legacy systems and tools at their disposal are not adequate for their role," said CNA President Barb Mildon. "The survey has provided valuable insight into how the health community can intensify the implementation of digital health tools, what strengths can be built upon, and what gaps we need to close."

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Three Ways To Protect Your Business From A Digital Attack

By Craig Hayman, General Manager of Industry Cloud Solutions, IBM

Cybersecurity2Digital fraud is hitting a new high. The Heartbleed bug, massive data breeches, and denial of service attacks make it crystal clear that we’re in a new world.

The same innovations, being open, connected, and mobile, which make our life so much easier by letting us bank from our phone, shop without leaving the house, and stay in touch, are also behind today’s escalating fraud. The risks that come with the conveniences of the digital society we’re creating are on full display.

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