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Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

15 Dec

This should sure get the attention of PEOTUS Trump–the rest of the headline: …as an arms race heats up in Asia. China’s defense spending will balloon to $233 billion in 2020, up f…

Source: Mark Collins – Big Dragon “Yikes!”–From 2010 to 2020 “China is set to nearly double its military spending…”

Mark Collins – Canadian Government’s Crisis Ops Centre Sucks

12 Dec

No other way to put it, note main software UNCLASS only. The previous Conservative money wouldn’t put needed money into a core federal responsibility; will the current Liberal one? Government…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Government’s Crisis Ops Centre Sucks

Mark Collins – The Russian Way of–Hybrid–Warfare

6 Dec

A very interesting analysis of how the Bear works–both at home and abroad–at War on the Rocks: Russia’s Hybrid War as a Byproduct of a Hybrid State Whether or not “hybrid war” is the ri…

Source: Mark Collins – The Russian Way of–Hybrid–Warfare

Mark Collins – Dragon Devouring Eurotech, German Section–Obama Steps In

5 Dec

Further to this post, the outgoing US president gets tough (our PM noticing?): Obama Moves to Block Chinese Acquisition of a German Chip Maker The intervention in a Chinese company’s bid to buy a G…

Source: Mark Collins – Dragon Devouring Eurotech, German Section–Obama Steps In

Mark Collins – “The Cyber Challenge: Final Summary Highlights from the CASIS 2016 Annual Symposium” Sept. 26

21 Nov

Further to this post, the document is here, “Table of Contents” at p. 5 PDF. The symposium is noted by the Globe and Mail at the latter half of this post: Can Canada Reach a Real Cyber …

Source: Mark Collins – “The Cyber Challenge: Final Summary Highlights from the CASIS 2016 Annual Symposium” Sept. 26

Mark Collins – Chicom State-Owned Firms’ Investment in US: a Good Thing?

18 Nov

An American government body has its doubts–music to president-elect Trump’s ears? Might our government think very hard about what sorts of Dragon investment in Canada might come under t…

Source: Mark Collins – Chicom State-Owned Firms’ Investment in US: a Good Thing?

Mark Collins – Spookery Today, Especially SIGINT and Cyber Stuff

10 Nov

The Economist focuses almost solely on the US and UK amongst Western countries (several graphics): Special report: Espionage Espionage Shaken and stirred Technology Tinker, tailor, hacker, spy Gove…

Source: Mark Collins – Spookery Today, Especially SIGINT and Cyber Stuff

Mark Collins – MI5 Chief Highlights Big Bear Spooky and Cyber Threats, Jihadis

2 Nov

Further to this post, The Lions’s Cyber Roar: UK Getting Really Serious, Unlike Canada the head of Britain’s domestic intelligence service gives an unprecedented interview: MI5 head: ‘increas…

Source: Mark Collins – MI5 Chief Highlights Big Bear Spooky and Cyber Threats, Jihadis

Mark Collins – The Lions’s Cyber Roar: UK Getting Really Serious, Unlike Canada

1 Nov

Further to this post, Canada: “Time to get serious about cyber security” compare us with the Brits: UK in $2.3 bn plan to ‘strike back’ at hackers [including states] Finance minister Ph…

Source: Mark Collins – The Lions’s Cyber Roar: UK Getting Really Serious, Unlike Canada

Mark Collins – US Intelligence and Insider Threat: NSA Contractor Maximum “Holy Cow!”

31 Oct

Further to this post, this is manque de sérieux ridiculous–who’s on the security ball (including in Canada?)? The Gray Lady does like understated headlines: N.S.A. Appears to Have Misse…

Source: Mark Collins – US Intelligence and Insider Threat: NSA Contractor Maximum “Holy Cow!”