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By Sandy Bird, IBM Fellow, CTO, IBM Security Systems Division

New cyber threats are introduced every day, at an increasingly rapid pace. Fortunately, for every new threat that’s introduced, someone, somewhere, has figured out how to remediate it—and blogged about it.

The problem? With over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being produced around the world daily—and thousands upon thousands of cyber security blogs out there—finding the solution to a threat you don’t yet know exists is, well, an impossible human feat. Fortunately,

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Owning the Upgrades to Ontario’s Integrated Financial Information Systems

From Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: I am excited to share the second Distinction Awards Experience Blog post from a Provincial Awards recipient showcasing their experience. Thank you to the EFSS team for sharing!

The Enterprise Financial Systems and Services (EFSS) team from the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services was honoured to receive a GTEC Award in 2015 under the category, Maximizing the Talent of Our People. Our team won this award for the

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GTEC Distinction Awards Experience – Fun Stats & Sharing Successes

By Silvia Villon, Distinction Awards Manager, GTEC
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We are in the final 6 weeks before the close of the Call for Team Nominations (closing June 6, 2016) and I am excited for the rush of nominations! I’m especially looking forward to reading about the exciting and innovative initiatives that our Canadian Public Service have been working on.

We’ve put together an infographic that conveys the essence of why it is important to nominate and nothing better than to share a post that

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Collaboration: The Gateway to Improved Public Services

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Note from Silvia Villon, Manager of the GTEC Distinction Awards: As part of the GTEC Awards Experience Series, we are pleased to share this first blog received from a past Awards recipient showcasing their experience in relation to PART I – Why Nominate?

Last year, Calgary Police Service was honoured with GTEC’s highly respected Distinction Award Medal for Excellence in Collaboration in recognition of its ePIC project – an electronic Police Information Check (PIC) system, developed in partnership

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GTEC Distinction Awards Experience Series: Part II – Learn how to Submit a Nomination

By Silvia Villon, Distinction Awards Manager, GTEC
@GTEC

In Part I of the GTEC Distinction Awards Experience blog series, I explained Why Nominate? Those that follow GTEC (@GTEC) or I (@VillonSilvia) on Twitter will know that we asked what your favorite video of 2015 was and for me it was this one! If you haven’t already, check it out!

Now that you are interested in nominating, Part II of the series will walk you through the nomination process in the

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How to Survive GTEC: Part 1 – Series Introduction

By Jessica Perreault, Manager, Content and Program, GTEC

Although I have been working at GTEC for almost two years I still consider myself to be somewhat of a newbie and continue to be wowed by the GTEC onsite experience. As I walked the halls of the exhibit floor, sat in on the sessions and interacted with the incredible speakers and attendees in 2015 I started thinking about how you, our audience, could get the most out of your GTEC experience over

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GTEC Distinction Awards Experience – Part I – Why Nominate?

By Silvia Villon, Distinction Awards Manager, GTEC
@GTEC

Whether you are a new or returning participant to the GTEC Distinction Awards, it’s always good to have a refresher on the nomination process. Year over year we are looking for ways to improve your experience, whether it be additional ways for us to further recognize excellence in the public service or a smoother nomination process. In 2016, we are creating a series of blogs that will help guide you as you work through

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What’s the ROI of IT Security?

By Steven Leo, Business Unit Executive, Security Services Canada, IBM Canada Ltd.

@IBMSecurity

When it comes to IT security, it’s tempting to spend the bare minimum—just enough to keep your organization compliant. After all, when there are so many other investments that offer a better ROI, it’s hard to justify throwing dollars at something that doesn’t.

The trouble with this ‘just-enough-to-be-compliant’ mindset is that compliance alone doesn’t guarantee security. Conversely, if your organization is secure, it’s definitely compliant.

More critically, however, sound IT security

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IT Security: Where Should the Money Go?

By Sonia Daigle, Business Unit Executive, Security Software – Canada & Caribbean, IBM Canada Ltd.

@soniadaigle
@IBMSecurity

Twenty years ago, spending between 4.5 to 5% of your IT budget on security was considered sufficient. Today, with the vast majority of your organization’s critical data and systems online, that’s no longer the case. You need to earmark at least 14% of your IT budget for security. But even more important than the dollar value is where and how you spend that money.

For many organizations,

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Beyond Compliance: 5 Tips to Secure Your Data

By Phil Kibler, Partner, IBM Global Cyber Security Service

@IBMSecurity

In today’s business environment, information is king. The more data you can glean from your day-to-day operations, the more you learn—and the better your business can become. The thing is, every online tool you use to gather this information also has the potential to become an attack surface for cyber criminals.

For this reason, any business that shares information over the Internet—whether it’s through a smartphone or the cloud—is vulnerable to being hacked.

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