Highlights/security

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Cybersecurity: Huawei – backdoor or no backdoor?

Several news agencies today are reporting on a Bloomberg news story about cybersecurity issues from co-called “backdoors” found in  Huawwei equipment used by Vodaphone in Italy. The report says the backdoors were discovered between 2009 and 2011 in home routers» 

International, Politics

Parliamentary report on Arctic security tries to cut through ‘geopolitical fog’

Canada and its NATO allies need to do a better job of understanding Russia’s military intentions in the Arctic and “to consider the most appropriate and measured response,” says a new report by a parliamentary committee looking into Canada’s policy» 

Politics

Canada’s 2019 budget slim on hard power Arctic commitments, experts say

While the new Liberal budget promises to spend $700 million over the next 10 years for things like post-secondary education in Canada’s North, new infrastructure and Arctic research, there is barely any mention of investing in the government’s hard power» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Cyber warfare: cooperation needed between military and industry

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) has released a report this month saying Canadian security could be at risk in a cyber attack. They say while outside forces can mount attacks quickly, Canada lags behind because of» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

U.S.: new warnings to partners about dealing with Huawei

China’s Huawei, one of the world’s largest telecom giants, has been accused of being used for spying for the Chinese government. Although there has been no actual evidence presented publicly, it has been widely suggested the firm has been involved» 

Politics, Society

Terrorism, foreign interference and economic espionage greatest threats to Canada: CSIS director

Terrorism remains the number one national security-related danger to public safety in Canada, says the head of Canada’s domestic spy agency. But the greatest threats to Canada’s prosperity and national interests are foreign interference and espionage, says David Vigneault, head» 

China and Canadian and world universities: The military undertones

The west has great universities devoted to learning, exploration, and technological innovation. China knows that and continues to enter into collaborative projects with western universities only too eager to embark upon joint research and sharing projects.   Security and geopolitical experts» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Security breach of cannabis users

Canada’s new recreational cannabis law is not even a month old and a new concern has arisen. Canada Post- the national postal service- had a security breach of information involving 4,500 customers of the Ontario Cannabis Store. The provincially operated» 

International, Politics

Russia flexes its military muscles with Arctic component of Vostok 2018 war games

The Russian military is conducting a series of exercises designed to test and showcase its ability to mount large-scale joint operations at the very eastern edge of the Russian Arctic, more than 7,000 kilometres from its main base near the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Tracking your child’s mobile phone

Location tracking and social media. It’s late and your teenage child hasn’t come home. Do you find out by tracking the GPS location? Should you be monitoring your child’s activity on social media? An expert says this is fairly common,»