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When women are present on boards of directors, cyber risk management improves. (Shutterstock) December 5, 2022

Camélia Radu, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Nadia Smaili, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

A new study finds that women improve cyber risk management by bringing new perspectives and skills to the decision-making process of company boards.

A researcher at the advocacy group Oceana uses GPS data to trace the activity of fishing boats. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images April 14, 2022

Nicholas P. Sullivan, Tufts University

One of the oldest industries, fishing, is entering the world of advanced analytics and data-driven planning. With oceans under stress and key fish stocks dwindling, can precision fishing help?

Defending against cyberattacks increasingly means looking for patterns in large amounts of data – a task AI was made for. Yuichiro Chino/Moment via Getty Images February 23, 2022

Sagar Samtani, Indiana University

Artificial intelligence is emerging as a key cybersecurity tool for both attackers and defenders.

Life online puts our children’s wellbeing and privacy at risk. SeventyFour Images / Alamy Stock Photo October 7, 2021

Fiona Carroll, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Ana Calderon, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Children are at the heart of the battle between usefulness and security. Can we trust Big Tech to find solutions to making computers, and life online, safer for them?

Many U.S. hospitals and clinics are behind when it comes to sharing information. Teera Konakan/Moment via Getty Images March 2, 2021

Elizabeth A. Regan, University of South Carolina

With outdated delivery systems at many hospitals and clinics, mistakes can lead to costly duplication of services and poor patient outcomes. But there are ways to fix the current system.

Digital health technology, such as electronic health records, is believed to enhance patient-centred care, improve integrated care and ensure financially sustainable health care. (Shutterstock) March 1, 2021

Linying Dong, Toronto Metropolitan University and Karim Keshavjee, University of Toronto

Digital health can improve care, but in Ontario, health data are still fragmented, despite billions of dollars spent over the last two decades to enable fast and secure exchange of health information.

The New York Times Facebook site on Feb. 18, 2021 as seen in Melbourne, Australia: Empty. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images February 19, 2021

Vanessa Freije, University of Washington

The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world’s headlines.

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Mmaki Jantjies, University of the Western Cape

Teachers still hold the key to children’s learning and no keyboard or screen can replace their role.

Are you ready to start sharing your personal information with an app developed by Google and Apple? July 21, 2020

Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Université de Montpellier

In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 50 countries have developed tracing applications to help alert citizens and authorities when outbreaks occur. But the process is anything but simple.

Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade. The country makes guns and armoury as its main beneficiation output. Photo by Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images July 16, 2020

Byelongo Elisée Isheloke, University of Cape Town

South Africa would benefit greatly from the rich beneficiation experience of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

As employees work from home, companies are becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks. (Shutterstock) June 7, 2020

Michael Parent, Simon Fraser University

Businesses need to develop their cyber-resiliency by examining their business practices, and stopping, continuing or starting cybersecurity measures.

Women bring a much-needed change in perspective to cybersecurity. Maskot/Maskot via Getty Images May 15, 2020

Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina – Greensboro

Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It’s not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.

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Alistair S. Duff, Edinburgh Napier University

Technology has made life under coronavirus workable and bearable for a great many. But will it mean further intrusions into our privacy that normally would be unacceptable?

Communications infrastructure and investing in skills will be vital to success in the 21st century. Tumisu / Pixabay October 2, 2019

David Tuffley, Griffith University

Australia is falling behind other countries in digital skills and infrastructure, but smarter planning and investment can turn things around.

At least in the movies, Superman is getting less productive. We are scarcely any more productive than we were two years ago, and it is weighing on wages. Shutterstock November 12, 2018

Adam Triggs, Australian National University

In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia’s productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.

The majority of refugees have access to smartphones. Tür a Tür Digital Factory, 2017 September 6, 2018

Walter Daniel Fernandez, UNSW Sydney; Manuel Wiesche, Technical University of Munich, and Maximilian Schreieck, Technical University of Munich

Accessing the right information in a timely manner is essential, but difficult for newly arrived refugees. Information varies, plus there are language barriers and geographical complications.

Older Australians are falling behind younger people in their capacity to access and make use of the internet. August 26, 2018

Sue Malta, The University of Melbourne and Raelene Wilding, La Trobe University

Important programs helping older adults learn how to use the internet are effective but limited.

Cloud services are flexible, but are they secure? Pxhere June 13, 2018

Outside IT projects managed without the knowledge of IT departments are on the rise. What are the risks and possible consequences?

Jobs that are ‘IT intensive’ have shown dramatic growth, new research shows. Mark Agnor/ June 8, 2018

Christos A. Makridis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

More students must acquire IT skills in order to secure jobs with upward mobility, according to a researcher who developed an index that shows a dramatic growth in ‘IT intensive’ jobs.

A scene from Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. Brian Tomaszewski May 18, 2018

Brian Tomaszewski, Rochester Institute of Technology

Maps can be an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create their own.


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