Tag: technology

November 3, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Fax vs. E-mail – Weighing the Fax!

Over the summer, some of us at the IPC were discussing the merits of fax and e-mail and how well these technologies protect privacy. So I wrote the original version of this blog to weigh in on which “technology” has better safeguards: e-mail or fax.  We’ve heard that this has generated a lot of discussion. ... read more

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September 2, 2016 - Kayla Oishi, Analyst

Information Security and Data Privacy

I recently participated in a webinar entitled “The Dos and Don’ts of Information Security and Data Privacy”. The webinar itself was aimed more towards individuals who work in the IT field, however it got me thinking; how can something such as data and information security be recognized and protected by every aspect of a company,... read more

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April 18, 2016 - Michael McGill, Practicum Student, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Health Information Management Program

Ran$omware… What You Need to Know

Ransomware attacks are happening daily, in fact there is research that suggests that as many as 1600 ransomware attacks occurred per day in Canada in 2015. The attacks range from personal computers where cyber criminals are holding valuable family pictures hostage for hundreds of dollars to hospitals that are being forced to pay tens of... read more

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April 12, 2016 - Micheal McGill, Practicum Student, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Health Information Management Program

Privacy Audits

A privacy audit is a technique for assuring that an organization’s goals and promises of privacy and confidentiality are supported by its practices, thereby protecting confidential information from abuse and the organization from liability and public relations problems. An audit ensures that information processing procedures meet privacy requirements by examining how information is collected, stored,... read more

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