Tag Archives: NSA

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 – 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!”

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…

Source: Mark Collins – US Intelligence and the Insider Threat

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 – “A Peek into French Signals Intelligence”–with a Canada/CSE Angle

16 Sep

Very interesting, will our media notice what’s at 2.? France’s former top SIGINT spy confirms an advanced persistent threat and muses about a merger with German intelligence [the foreign inte…

Source: Mark Collins – “A Peek into French Signals Intelligence”–with a Canada/CSE Angle

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 – President Obama Issues Cyber Directive

27 Jul

Trying to get the country’s act together–but how well will things work, especially with the private sector? In a major cyber-hack, whom do you call? The White House spells it out. Presi…

Source: Mark Collins – President Obama Issues Cyber Directive

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