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Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Really Unfolding His Ascendant Wings

24 Oct

Further to these posts, Top Dragon is now C-in-C Top Dragon Now More Powerful than Mao? President Xi continues his relentless consolidation of power (is our prime minister paying any attention?): t…

Source: Mark Collins – China: Top Dragon Really Unfolding His Ascendant Wings

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

21 Oct

Further to this post, the most recent public case looks worser and worser. What was done with the material? Government alleges former NSA contractor stole ‘astonishing quantity’ of classified data …

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

Mark Collins – US Intelligence and the Insider Threat

15 Oct

An earlier little-noted case is discussed–not enough lessons learned (Canadian angle at end): The Spy We Forgot Over the past six years, the United States intelligence community has taken two…

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Mark Collins – Under PM’s Thumb: Proposed Canadian Parliamentary Security/Intel Review Committee

6 Oct

Further to this post, Under His Thumb? Proposed Canadian Parliamentary Security/Intel Review Committee The prime minister’s thumb it appears… it looks like the Library of Parliament agrees wi…

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Mark Collins – Fall 2016 Issue of CGAI’s “The Dispatch”

29 Sep

The table of contents: Message from the Editor by DAVID BERCUSON Brexit, the Anglosphere and Canada  by JULIAN LINDLEY-FRENCH The Obama Moment—Defence Spending Does Matter, eh! by ALAN STEPHENSON A…

Source: Mark Collins – Fall 2016 Issue of CGAI’s “The Dispatch”

Mark Collins – Can Canada Reach a Real Cyber Deal With China?

27 Sep

Good reporting by Colin Freeze at the Globe and Mail: Canada, China to discuss accord on cybersecurity Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has directed his top security officials to discuss a cyber accor…

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Mark Collins – Quantum Computing Coming: Canadian SIGINT Chief Warns of Threat to Encryption

26 Sep

Looks like Moore’s Law will be massively re-asserted: Quantum computing will cripple encryption methods within decade, spy agency chief warns The head of Canada’s electronic spy agency warned…

Source: Mark Collins – Quantum Computing Coming: Canadian SIGINT Chief Warns of Threat to Encryption

Mark Collins – MI6: UK HUMINT Spooks Going Cyber, Including Social Media

22 Sep

It’s a brave new espionage world: MI6 to recruit hundreds more staff in response to digital technology Worldwide intelligence agencies increasingly rely upon internet and social media rather …

Source: Mark Collins – MI6: UK HUMINT Spooks Going Cyber, Including Social Media

Mark Collins – US House Committee’s Bipartisan Damning of Edward Snowden

20 Sep

That nerdy self-made martyr (Hollywood version here) was the opposite of snow-white and “No Whistleblower”–read all about it at Milnet.ca. Oddly enough there has been almost zero …

Source: Mark Collins – US House Committee’s Bipartisan Damning of Edward Snowden