Tag Archives: SIGINT

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 – 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 – 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”

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 – Under His Thumb? Proposed Canadian Parliamentary Security/Intel Review Committee

17 Jun

The prime minister’s thumb it appears, with a committee much modeled on the British equivalent. No doubt in the hope of reassuring nervous Five Eyes SIGINT allies and, more broadly, those for…

Source: Mark Collins – Under His Thumb? Proposed Canadian Parliamentary Security/Intel Review Committee

Mark Collins – Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies: Cyber Symposium, Ottawa, Sept. 23

20 May

The agenda is here, registration here; Greta Bossenmaier, Chief, Communications Security Establishment, will be the keynote speaker. CASIS’ website is here. Oodles more here on cyber, some st…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies: Cyber Symposium, Ottawa, Sept. 23

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