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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 18, 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re likely well aware that cybersecurity and state-sponsored hacking a really major nice topics these days.

One only needs to dial in on the social media chatter from U.S. about its intelligence community

and their recent briefing on Russian hacking operations in the U.S. to president elect Donald Trump and his strong reactions to what he had to say

To gauge the how much cybersecurity has entered the public discussion.

Here in Canada, we just found out that our government systems as not as secure as we would want to believe. Checkout the vanguard article: Government computer networks can’t standup to cyberattacks: Report Documents from Public Safety Canada indicate that the country is a prime target for cybercrime, state-sponsored cyberattacks, and lone wolf-type hackers. Consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers prepared for the federal public safety and emergency organization by which revealed that Canada’s federal information technology systems are ill-equipped to handle potential cyberattacks.

Today, we have with us French Caldwell, chief evangelist of governance, risk and compliance company Metric Stream to discuss with us what this could mean to the government and the military and defence establishment as well as companies doing business with them.

 

We hope you enjoyed and found a lot of useful information from our interview with French Caldwell.

This is your host Nestor Arellano

Saying see you again on the next episode of Vanguard Radio.

Jan 9, 2017
Future technology that will disrupt the defence industry
 
In our first Vanguard Radio show for 2017, we look at some of the technology that will influence modern warfare in the 21st-century. 
 
Vanguard also takes a sneak peek into the double life of a Canadian information warfare naval officer.
 
We weigh the pros and cons of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's defence policy-by-Twitter.
 
And we search for meaning in the death of a Canadian veteran suffering from PTSD.
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