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

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

on 10:11 am in C4ISR, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Security, Technology | 0 comments

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?

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

on 12:20 pm in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Cyber, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Security | 0 comments

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

Implied Trust … in Supply Chain Security – Part Two

on 9:31 am in Columnist Valarie Findlay, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Security | 0 comments

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

Artificial Intelligence: Public Safety, Privacy and Ethics

on 2:56 pm in August/September 2018, 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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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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BMD – To Join or Not to Join?

BMD – To Join or Not to Join?

on 10:21 am in Air, Defense, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Security | 0 comments

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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Closing the SEAMS

Closing the SEAMS

on 11:18 am in Defense, Featured Slider, Innovation, IT, Leadership, Recent Posts, Security, Technology | 0 comments

By Jeffrey D. Rodney On October 22, 2014, a lone gunman shot ceremonial guard Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. A few minutes later, the gunman opened fire inside the Centre Block on Parliament Hill. He was gunned down before killing anyone else. According to an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report released a few months...

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Dec/Jan 2018 issue: Cyber, Data and C4ISR

Dec/Jan 2018 issue: Cyber, Data and C4ISR

on 11:07 am in Cyber, Featured Slider, From the Editor in Chief, Recent Posts, Security, Transformation | 0 comments

Over the past few months, I have been collaborating with a few prominent figures from the military and industry in defining our theme and agenda for C4ISR and Beyond 2018. I’m excited to announce that we have a sterling lineup in place for this upcoming event that will delve into the theme of Beyond Sensors. Over the past few...

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