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Event summary produced by The Globe and Mail Events team. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.

Headlines about cybersecurity attacks at Canadian hospitals have highlighted the potential for breaches to threaten an already vulnerable health care system. The advent of online doctors’ visits, the digitization of patient data, and health-adjacent apps being widely adopted by consumers means Canadian health care data is more vulnerable than ever before.

On Feb. 14, Globe and Mail technology reporter, Temur Durrani, hosted a webcast looking at what changes need to be made to better prepare Canada’s health care system for potential threats.


  • Byron Holland, President and CEO, Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
  • Huda Idrees, Founder & CEO, Dot Health
  • Steven Tam, Chief Data Governance Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Jeff Curtis, Chief Privacy Officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Watch the full webcast (60 minutes):

The Globe and Mail presented the event with sponsor support from CIRA. The event included a representative from CIRA.

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