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Should We Broaden Canada’s Priorities Around Terrorism?

February 06, 2017

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director
National Security and Strategic Foresight

The attack on a mosque in Québec City on January 29 demonstrated once again that Canada is not immune to the threat of violent extremism. Reports currently indicate that this event ...

Smart Cities: The Next Great Cyber Security Risk?

December 21, 2016

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director
National Security and Strategic Foresight

From major data breaches and phishing to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and ransomware, cyber security issues have continued to hit the headlines on a regular basis in 2016. The pace ...

Are We Still Suffering From A Failure of Imagination?

September 09, 2016

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director
National Security and Strategic Foresight

The attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, are a stark reminder of the danger that global terrorism poses. In the aftermath of the attacks, questions were raised about ...

Fear and Trembling: The Mental Barriers That Keep Us From Planning for the Truly Catastrophic

July 05, 2016

Photo of Micah Clark Micah Clark
Senior Research Associate
National Security and Public Safety

Maybe it’s just the crowd I run in, but I’ve never come across an article that so many people have been planning to read as “The Really ...

Istanbul Attacks: The Challenge of Coordinated Terrorist Actions

June 30, 2016

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director
National Security and Strategic Foresight

Details are continuing to emerge around a terrorist attack at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. There seems to be consensus within the media that this was a coordinated attack, involving ...

The State of Information and Intelligence Sharing in Canada

June 21, 2016

Ruben Vroegop Ruben Vroegop
Senior Research Associate
National Security and Public Safety

In 2013, The Conference Board of Canada was awarded a grant by Public Safety Canada under the Kanishka Project to identify gaps in the private sector’s knowledge of ...

The Fort McMurray Wildfires: How Are Canadian Companies Responding?

May 18, 2016

Sally Crane
Sally Crane
Senior Research Associate
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The devastating wildfires in and around the Fort McMurray area have consumed an area of 2,400 square kilometres (an area over twice the size of Calgary). More than 90,000 evacuees have fled ...

Fort McMurray Wildfire: Redefining and Broadening Community Resilience

May 16, 2016

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director
National Security and Strategic Foresight

During The Conference Board of Canada’s Resilience 2016 conference in Toronto, the need for building community resilience to help us cope with a range of emergencies was emphasized during almost every ...

Wildfires: Three Lessons in Resilience

May 06, 2016

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director
National Security and Strategic Foresight

In 2015, I raised the issue of wildfires as being a major emergency management challenge in the coming years. This was after the devastation wrought during the 2015 wildfire season. I ...

The Evolving Threat of Terrorism: A Shifting Security Landscape in Europe

April 14, 2016

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director
National Security and Strategic Foresight

From Brussels and Paris to Ankara, Baghdad, and Lahore, recent media headlines have been dominated by coverage of major terrorist attacks. While we should keep in mind that ...

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