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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…

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

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…

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

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

Mark Collins – “Canada’s Security & Intelligence Community after 9/11: Key Challenges and Conundrums”

19 Sep

A paper very much worth the read by Prof. Craig Forcese of the University of Ottawa–it includes an interesting discussion of CSIS’ legislatively clarified and expanded mandate to operat…

Source: Mark Collins – “Canada’s Security & Intelligence Community after 9/11: Key Challenges and Conundrums”