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Vanguard Dec/Jan 2020 issue – AI, Cyber and C4ISR
Dec19

Vanguard Dec/Jan 2020 issue – AI, Cyber and C4ISR

We are excited to share with you the December 2019/January 2020 issue of Vanguard. In this issue, we take a look at AI in defence, SSE cyber updates and C2IS projects for the Canadian Army. Articles include: How AI Can Make Defence Leaner and Meaner By Maciej K. Hryniewicki and Dean V. Braknis Content Piracy as Hybrid Warfare By...

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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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Implied Trust … in Supply Chain Security – Part Two
Nov09

Implied Trust … in Supply Chain Security – Part Two

Last month, my column “Implied Trust, Presumed Secure and Other Dangers of Supply Chain” covered supply chain security in the context of the network breach of a contractor for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) by Chinese hackers. Much to the US Navy’s chagrin, while the pilfered 614 gigabytes of US Navy data was unclassified, when aggregated it could...

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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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BMD – To Join or Not to Join?
Jan23

BMD – To Join or Not to Join?

By LGen (Ret’d) George Macdonald The increasingly-aggressive provocation by North Korea has resulted in a renewal of the discussion regarding Canadian participation in North American ballistic missile defence (BMD). This lightning-rod issue was essentially buried by the Martin Liberal government in February 2005 when a decision was taken not to seek participation in this US program. This choice was...

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