Implied Trust, Presumed Secure and Other Dangers of Supply Chain
Sep07

Implied Trust, Presumed Secure and Other Dangers of Supply Chain

The US Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) bills itself as a “full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center for submarines and autonomous underwater systems”. Clearly, its assets would be attractive to malicious actors and rock-solid security processes, especially in the supply chain would be assured without exception. Not so, as recently revealed when a...

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Today’s skilled worker shortage and the 90’s technology “Brain Drain”: What can we learn from Nortel?
Aug20

Today’s skilled worker shortage and the 90’s technology “Brain Drain”: What can we learn from Nortel?

Canada, one of the most educated populations in the world, is yet again experiencing a skills shortage spanning junior developers to specialized cybersecurity practitioners and senior executives. According to employee surveys, the problem has been compounded by employers not providing adequate training, and externally academia struggles to educate students due to high competition from industry for qualified instructors in...

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Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards
Jul13

Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards

If you are a CISO, DISO or security practitioner, you’ve likely been drawn into the beleaguered topic of security and risk-reduction standards. You probably also know that a sure fire way to single out the security wonks at your next meeting, conference or cocktail reception, is to simply muse aloud: “I wonder which standard is most effective in reducing...

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Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics
Jun08

Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics

Its safe to say, artificial intelligence (AI) is not a trend. Beyond robot-dogs slipping on banana peels, the innovative capabilities AI will bring to business, government and the sciences will be transformative. Only imagined in science fiction, AI is poised to challenge and blur our concepts of computing and the ‘natural’ human. This will require governments and sectors to...

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Cyber ranges and benefits pairing for cyber skills development and cyber warfare
May14

Cyber ranges and benefits pairing for cyber skills development and cyber warfare

Although not new, cyber ranges have recently created a buzz with technology stakeholders and security practitioners on more than speculative benefits. In North America in particular, cyber ranges have garnered attention on their ability to solve what has become a global cyber capability issue rooted in a cyber skills shortage and a growing, long-term demand. Within this, cyber warfare...

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