EP 71: New Peace Support Training Centre; a police website hacked in Saskatchewan; and Commanders’ Conference of American Armies
Nov21

EP 71: New Peace Support Training Centre; a police website hacked in Saskatchewan; and Commanders’ Conference of American Armies

In this episode, the opening of the new Peace Support Training Centre at Canadian Forces Base in Kingston, a look at the recently concluded 32nd Commanders’ Conference of American Armies and a police website has been hacked in Saskatchewan by supporters of the Islamic State. Show Notes: Last week, member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen,...

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QinetiQ Canada appoints new managing director
Oct24

QinetiQ Canada appoints new managing director

QinetiQ announced earlier today the appointment of Robert Aubé as Managing Director of its Canadian operations. Headquartered in the UK, QinetiQ, a leading science, and engineering company, operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets, is looking to expand its reach in Canada with the appointment of Aubé. In his previous job as VP – Engineering and Operations...

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Threats in the Hyper-Connected World
Jun26

Threats in the Hyper-Connected World

By Valarie Findlay For as much as “white-hat” technologists (the good guys) have made advancements, it has become abundantly clear that the risks remain and go beyond technological vulnerabilities and remedies. In other words, cyber-threats have become much more than surreptitious, malicious software that attack our assets; likewise fighting cyber-threats doesn’t always require a technical safeguard. Formed decades ago, the...

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IFSEC International: Top influencers in security
Jun07

IFSEC International: Top influencers in security

After an extensive consultation with a panel of judges from across the industry, IFSEC International has issued their list of the Top 50 Influencers in Security & Fire 2017. This group comprises of leaders in security management, education and thought leadership both on a local level in the U.K. and also internationally. There are two Canadians in the Top...

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Canada extends commitment to maritime security in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean to 2021
May30

Canada extends commitment to maritime security in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean to 2021

The Canadian Armed Forces have been given the authorization to deploy up to 375 personnel to Operation Artemis as Canada extends its commitment to maritime security in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Canada’s contribution to Operation Artemis is now extended until the end of April 2021. This operation consists of an international task force...

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I WannaCry
May16

I WannaCry

By Eric Jacksch Cybersecurity professionals have sounded the alarm for years, and they are again being proven right. When government agencies secretly find security vulnerabilities and develop exploits, they put everyone at risk. Over the past week, the WannaCry ransomware worm exploded across 74 countries, infecting businesses, hospitals, universities, and many others. The worm encrypts files and demands the...

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