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Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Cybersecurity and Cyber Defence Update
Feb06

Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Cybersecurity and Cyber Defence Update

Conflict and warfare have seen drastic changes in recent decades, mostly due to globalization, technology and geo-political and economic power shifts. Affecting more than just strategies, tactics and equipment, who and how they engage and behave in conflict and what they employ have moved far outside of the conventions and treaties most nations adhere to in time of war....

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Insider Threats, Informants and Whistleblowers: Different Animals, Same Stripes?
Dec18

Insider Threats, Informants and Whistleblowers: Different Animals, Same Stripes?

Along with Atomic Blonde and Kraftidioten, one of my all-time favourite movies is The Informant! A brilliant biographical-comedy, The Informant! is based on one of the biggest anti-trust cases in US history involving executives from one of the largest corporations at the time, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). The true story of Mark Whitacre, a young executive at ADM, the...

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Spies Among Us: Are We Blind To Insider Threats?
Sep27

Spies Among Us: Are We Blind To Insider Threats?

Playing out almost daily, the world’s most impactful nations masterfully engage in various tactics, like sanctions, tariffs, and detainments, for the advancement of greater strategic goals. Like chess moves, they can be predictable and emerge from a well-worn political playbook and at other times they come out of the left-field, often leaving the opposing nation stuck between their agenda...

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Artificial Intelligence: The Black Box Conundrum
Jul18

Artificial Intelligence: The Black Box Conundrum

The one thing guaranteed to make me laugh out loud is Boston Dynamics’ video of their robot-dog, SpotMini, slipping on a pile of banana peels. Another video of SpotMini’s “robustness test” shows an equally funny fail-point as a man armed with a hockey stick attempts to dissuade SpotMini from completing its task. He is flat out defeated. Even though...

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Strong, Secure, Engaged: The Cyber Extract
Jun04

Strong, Secure, Engaged: The Cyber Extract

Lately, hardly a day goes by without media headlines stringing out the latest on the SNC Lavalin scandal with proliferous filler, like the Norman affair and China (anything to do with China). With the words ‘bribe,’ ‘breach’ and ‘bureaucrats behaving badly’ hanging over Canada’s woes, headlines were made around the world. Canada, no longer the apologetic neophyte, had slid...

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