Highlights/cyber security


Cyber threats to elections examined

Canadians go to the polls in 2019 to elect the federal government, and parliamentary hearings are underway to look at possible online interference. The concern is not so much for the voting system itself. Paper ballots system deemed safer “The» 

International, Politics

Canada and allies accuse Russia of ‘malicious cyber-operations’

Canada and several of its key Western allies on Thursday accused Russia’s military intelligence service of a litany of ‘malicious cyber-operations’ including the hacking of the Canadian-based world anti-doping body and an attempt to hack into the chemical weapons watchdog» 

International, Politics

NATO could invoke collective defence if attacked in cyberspace, Stoltenberg warns

NATO could trigger its collective defence mechanism if faced with a devastating cyberattack, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. “NATO takes cyberthreats very seriously because we have seen more and more cyberattacks,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Ottawa during» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Canada regularly under state-sponsored cyber attacks

In a way it’s a form of modern non-invasive warfare. Certain nations are using special government supported teams to hack into Canadian government computers to steal information, and a new port says its happening at an alarming rate. David Skillicorn» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Conference goers aim to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats

Increasingly sophisticated cyber threats were discussed at three security and hackers’ conferences in Las Vegas last week including attacks on infrastructure and on home and personal devices. Among the hot topics were two attacks on the power grid in Ukraine,» 


Does Canada need its own CIA or MI6?

For defence and security policy wonks in Canada June has been a particularly busy month. It all began with a rather remarkable foreign policy speech delivered by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in the House of Commons. She not only» 

International, Politics, Society

Confucius Institutes: controversy continues as Toronto rejects their proposal

In a long drawn out discussion over the course of months, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has finally voted formally to cancel a planned partnership with China’s government-funded Confucius Institute. Earlier this year in Toronto, parents, teachers and students»