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Rear-Admiral Zwick to speak at C4ISR and Beyond event

Rear-Admiral Zwick to speak at C4ISR and Beyond event

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Vanguard recently announced that Rear-Admiral Jeffery Zwick, Chief of Force Development would deliver the keynote address at C4ISR and Beyond 2019. C4ISR and Beyond, now in its fifth year, is a one day conference that is hosted by Vanguard Media. The event aims to bring principal stakeholders from industry, military and government in one place to further the discussion...

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Implied Trust, Presumed Secure and Other Dangers of Supply Chain

Implied Trust, Presumed Secure and Other Dangers of Supply Chain

on 4:39 pm in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Cyber, Featured Slider, Naval, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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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Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards

Risky Business: Wading through security and risk-reduction standards

on 3:35 pm in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

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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Editor’s Note: June/July 2018

Editor’s Note: June/July 2018

on 11:58 am in CAF, Cyber, Featured Slider, June/July 2018, Recent Posts | 0 comments

At the time of writing, I just returned from CANSEC 2018. At the event, I had the opportunity to engage with some key leaders from industry and military. During our many discussions over the two days, we had some intriguing and fascinating conversations as it relates to defence and security. With the high expectation from news coming out from...

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C4ISR: A look at beyond sensors

C4ISR: A look at beyond sensors

on 3:22 pm in Command, Control (C2), Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Technology, Video | 0 comments

As we dive deeper into the technological progression of the 21st century, sensors are becoming a necessary component in electronic devices. These sensors are accumulating an incredible amount of data, which if not used correctly can become quite overwhelming. To make full use of data, we need to ride the wave of it, rather than being drowned in it....

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Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics

Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics

on 2:56 pm in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Security | 0 comments

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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Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication

on 4:35 pm in Cyber, Featured Slider, Innovation, Recent Posts | 0 comments

George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” His words ring particularly true regarding cybersecurity issues such as passwords. Authentication systems that rely solely on a username and password provide an unacceptably poor level of security for most Internet applications. Passwords are easily intercepted, stolen through social engineering, and even guessed. Predictable...

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Digital Edition – April/May 2018

Digital Edition – April/May 2018

on 4:14 pm in Air, CAF, Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts | 0 comments

We are excited to share with you the April/May 2018 issue of Vanguard. In this edition, we share stories on Army, Air Force and Navy, along with policy, cybersecurity, and deterrence. From the cover story of the CF-18 replacement options to cyber forensics, this issue is packed with insightful and thought-provoking articles: CF 18 Replacement: To remain true north,...

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

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

on 9:51 am in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Security | 0 comments

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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Canada launches IDEaS Program

Canada launches IDEaS Program

on 5:14 pm in CAF, Cyber, Featured Slider, Innovation, Recent Posts | 0 comments

The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program, announced in June 2017 in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, was officially launched today. The program is designed to innovate to meet security challenges of today and to develop capabilities to address the problems of the global security environment. Some of the challenges to be addressed include domains such as...

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