Cyber

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

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

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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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Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake

Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake

on 3:38 pm in Air, Cyber, Featured Slider, Innovation, IT, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

By: Valarie Findlay No industry is immune to cyber breaches, but few evoke visions of catastrophic loss and devastation than an aviation cyber attack. Despite being the safest mode of transport, the aviation industry’s potential for large-scale loss makes it a high-value target for malicious actors. Aviation’s inextricably connected systems and processes present numerous contact points for cyber threats,...

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Announcing C4ISR & Beyond 2018

Announcing C4ISR & Beyond 2018

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Vanguard is pleased to announce its 4th annual C4ISR and Beyond event, which will take place at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa on January 30, 2018. This event will continue to focus on bringing stakeholders from industry, military, and government together, for robust discussions around lessons learned and to share in the latest technological advancements and its impact within...

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The next big thing to watch out for in tech

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The next big thing to watch out for in tech

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It feels like every year some new wave in technology goes into vogue. When we started OMX, it was all about niche marketplaces – usually the “eBay of something obscure and specific”. When I was on CBC’s Next Gen Dragon’s Den, it felt like every startup that pitched was the “Uber of something” such as food delivery, at home...

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Cyber is the most significant single threat to current and future IT enabled weapons platforms

Cyber is the most significant single threat to current and future IT enabled weapons platforms

on 10:21 pm in Cyber, Featured Slider, Innovation, IT, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

By Nicholas Scheurkogel This powerful statement is often repeated across the defence industry, and within the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF); so often over the past few years that many have come to believe that it is true. Why would it not be true? Computer hackers and foreign states can manipulate vulnerabilities in the...

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Threats in the Hyper-Connected World

Threats in the Hyper-Connected World

on 8:26 pm in Cyber, Development, Featured Slider, Innovation, IT, Recent Posts, Security | 0 comments

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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CAF to be better equipped to fight cyber war

CAF to be better equipped to fight cyber war

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In order to be properly equipped to fight the warfare of the 21st century, the Canadian Armed Forces will be looking to increase training so as to deal with cyberattacks and recruit more cyber specialists according to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. As part of the Liberal government’s plan to increase the defence budget by 70 per cent over the...

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Dashboard: Revealing facts about Data Breach in Canada and the world

Dashboard: Revealing facts about Data Breach in Canada and the world

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A data breach, as defined by the Ponemon Institute, occurs when an individual’s name, medical or financial record is potentially put at risk in either electronic or paper format in a malicious or criminal attack, system glitch or human error. In this Vanguard’s Dashboard, we focus on Data Breach from records breached to the root causes of data breaches...

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I WannaCry

I WannaCry

on 5:37 pm in Cyber, Featured Slider, IT, Recent Posts, Security, Technology | 0 comments

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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Cyber defence in the modern age

Cyber defence in the modern age

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We’re excited to share with you the April/May issue of Vanguard. For this issue, the theme is cybersecurity, innovation and in-service support. In it, you will find some interesting stories like how our modern cyber defence needs partnership to fight future attacks, what adversaries can do with their advanced cyber capabilities, a few ways of defence platform sustainment from...

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