As I gaze into my crystal ball early in 2013, I see a bright future, and a rocky road ahead. Truth be told, I really do have a crystal ball on my office desk. Its been there for years. When questioned by clients or guests I would explain that its an essential tool for any … Continue reading A Bright Future, but a Rocky Road Ahead
Why would a burglar break through a wall when all he needs to do is look under the front doormat for the key? These days, few hackers attempt to attack well-fortified corporate systems head-on. It’s much easier to steal a user’s credentials, or attach malware to an innocent looking email, enabling the hacker to gain … Continue reading Gone Phishing!
One of the biggest challenges for people in health care who are responsible for privacy and security is building the business case for investment. Why would Boards of Directors and executives spend limited resources on privacy and security when there are so many competing priorities facing the organization? It’s often considered crass to express privacy … Continue reading Calculating the ROI for Privacy and Security
Mobile apps and devices are playing a big part in the innovation revolution sweeping healthcare around the globe. Mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, wearables, and implantables, are supplanting workstations and laptops as the primary interfaces between users and their technology. Apps tailored to the specific needs of health care providers and consumers are revolutionizing clinical … Continue reading Mobile Apps, Devices and Privacy
This month’s column is necessarily brief because I’m writing it in my hotel room in the old city of Cuzco, Peru. Other than preparing for a busy day viewing the ruins of the ancient Incan civilization and Spanish conquest, I could as easily be writing this in my home office in Toronto. I arrived here … Continue reading Accelerating Change