Tag Archives: GCHQ

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 – 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 – 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 – Talk at Ottawa, Sept. 13: “China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications”

25 Aug

An e-mail received from SecDev: The Canadian International Council (CIC [website here]) National Capital Branch, Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS [see end of the po…

Source: Mark Collins – Talk at Ottawa, Sept. 13: “China’s Rising Cyber Power: Assessing the Implications”

Mark Collins – UK Security Services’ Successful Bulk Data Collection; Need More Powers (Canada?)

19 Aug

The British government is not shying away from doing what it considers necessary to fight terrorism (the SIGINT agency GCHQ mentioned later in the quote): Revealed: How MI5 and MI6 used powers to s…

Source: Mark Collins – UK Security Services’ Successful Bulk Data Collection; Need More Powers (Canada?)

Mark Collins – NSA’s Large Foreign Presence Supporting US Wars/Some Five Eyes on Twitter

18 May

Canada’s CSE for its part was pretty active in Afghanistan, and almost certainly now in Iraq, on an obviously much smaller scale than the NSA: Inside the government’s secret NSA program…

Source: Mark Collins – NSA’s Large Foreign Presence Supporting US Wars/Some Five Eyes on Twitter