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From Guns and Bombs to Trucks and Cars: An Evolving Terror Toolkit

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  • Satyamoorthy Kabilan
| Jun 22, 2018
During the last three decades, the tools and tactics employed by terrorists and other violent extremists have changed dramatically as they rapidly adapt and evolve.

Defining the Term “Insider Threat”

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  • Rachael Bryson
| Jun 07, 2018
Only 13.9 per cent of respondents to the 2012 survey indicated that their organization had an internal working definition of the term. The results of the 2017–2018 survey demonstrate that some minor progress has been made on implementing this recommendation.

Building Cyber Resiliency

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  • Rachael Bryson
| Apr 30, 2018
Building cyber resilience is about more than preventing attacks; it’s about being able to limit the impact of attacks that do occur, and being able to resume regular business faster.

Could the Toronto Van Attack Be Leveraged to Create a National Security Concern?

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  • Satyamoorthy Kabilan
| Apr 26, 2018
It’s possible for incidents like this to be leveraged and used by others, including nation states, to generate societal friction and amplify divisions, thereby constituting a potential national security threat.

Cyber Security Target Evolution: From Money and Data to Processing Power

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  • Satyamoorthy Kabilan
| Mar 01, 2018
One of the biggest challenges we face in cyber security is the swift evolution of the threat landscape. With increasing complexity, rapid adoption of new technologies, and emerging risks such as zero-day vulnerabilities, it is impossible to guarantee that any system is 100 per cent secure.

Measuring Organizational Confidence in Addressing Insider Threats

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  • Rachael Bryson
| Jan 31, 2018
Examining organizational confidence around identifying and managing insider threats.

Updating Our Knowledge of Insider Threats

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  • Rachael Bryson
| Jan 18, 2018
The actions of an insider posing a threat, whether malicious or not, can have catastrophic results. In fact, perfectly functioning security practices that are focused on mitigating external threats can fail to prevent, or even exacerbate the impact of insider threats.

The Importance of Trust on Social Media

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  • Rachael Bryson
| Nov 27, 2017
In the struggle against fake news, maximizing reach with limited resources, and growing brand engagement, how do organizations project legitimacy, and why is this important?

The Argument for Security Convergence

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  • Rachael Bryson
  • Satyamoorthy Kabilan
| Nov 20, 2017
Organizations are facing an evolving security landscape where the lines between cyber and physical security are becoming increasingly blurred. Hacking, ransomware, and phishing are all low cost, high payoff activities that are difficult to prosecute. But cyber attacks can also have real physical security impacts.

Hurricane Harvey: Emerging Insights for Emergency Management

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  • Satyamoorthy Kabilan
| Aug 30, 2017
The impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston, the fourth-largest city in the United States, illustrates the impact a disaster of this magnitude can have on a major urban center. There will certainly be a range of lessons for emergency management and disaster response that will emerge from this event in the months to follow. But a couple of key insights that have already emerged are worth highlighting.

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