2009 issue 3

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor's Corner
BY CLIVE ADDY

This edition will focus on personal protection – how we can safeguard our own health and also the security of our personal identity data. Various organizations are trying to help us with both challenges, and FrontLine brings you an interesting selection of these options.

BY DR JAMES YOUNG

The H1N1 virus is here and it's a pandemic. We now have an opportunity to see if we have learned key lessons from our experience with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

BY K. JOHN MORROW Jr

The Evolva process seeks to shorten the time required to produce a successful pharmaceutical product.

Emergency Preparedness in Barrie
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

A devastating blast from Mother Nature provided the busy community of Barrie with a ''preparedness'' wakeup call, and now the city can take pride in a comprehensive emergency plan.

Partnerships for Safer Communities
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Such a partnership must be based on a model where all participants - governments at all levels, industry, and local officials such as First Responders - engage in making communications safe.

BY FRAN HAWTHORNE

When U.S. citizens use passport cards instead of regular passports to cross by land or sea into Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, they are flashing kinegrams.

BY DR WAYNE BOONE

The concept of accountability - its challenges in the face of secrecy, the reluctance to share information, and the complexity arising from the myriad of agencies - must be defined and framed.

BY BLAIR WATSON

Examples of the multi-million-dollar problem of credit card fraud abound. Technological advances plus the jump in internet purchases, this type of fraud is becoming an increasing problem.

BY DAVID GEWIRTZ

When it comes to protecting their identities, consumers are being threatened and pressured by scam artists, but what's worse, sometimes by trusted authority groups as well.

Increase Awareness and Decrease Response Times
BY SHANE LOATES

Fortunately, software solutions can help to tie legacy systems together into a common operational picture to help get the most from your investments.

One Last Thing
BY SCOTT NEWARK

There appears to be a resolve to implement real improvements to immigration screening that will prioritize Canadian security. Stay tuned because sensible reforms, long overdue, are coming.