Video Presentation

Cybersecurity & the Role of National Vulnerability Disclosure Policies

When governments discover or purchase zero day vulnerabilities, they are faced with a difficult decision: should they disclose the vulnerability, allowing the vendor to patch the vulnerability before it can be exploited, and thereby promote the security of the public or consumer information implicated? Or, should they keep the vulnerability under wraps and use it …

Active Cyber Defence: Why We Should Hack back at the Cyberattackers

Corporations and Citizens, as victims of cybercrime, have been conducting revenge attacks, hackbacks, and strikebacks on cyberattackers. Patrick will present his Doctor of Social Sciences research findings which examine active cyber defence as a viable public policy. He will present evidence which supports this policy development and also how to model Active Cyber Defence decision …

Results from the Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime

With fast moving innovations in technology, cyber security threats and incidents continue to grow in number and sophistication. The need to measure, analyze, and better understand these incidents is imperative for businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders to effectively manage the risks of cyber threats, vulnerabilities and incidents. This is recognized not only in Canada but …

Election Cybersecurity and the Role of Political Parties

Political parties are an essential part of electoral democracy. They have also been identified by the intelligence community and academic researchers as a weak point in the cybersecurity of many democracies. The hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails is one prominent example of how ineffective cybersecurity by a political party can have far-reaching implications. …

Cybersecurity: An Electoral Cycle Approach

The security of elections is a key issue for the defence communities around the globe. Recent examples make the urgency of this issue clear: the 2017 Presidential elections in Kenya were declared invalid amidst allegations of problems with the electoral commission’s databases and computers; Estonia’s widely respected identity card system, which is used for i-voting …

Voter Data and the Impact of Privacy Legislation Gaps on Cybersecurity of Elections

In Canada, there are both legislative gaps and ambiguity around the privacy obligations of political parties with respect to voter data. Despite the highly sensitive nature of political preferences, political parties have been largely exempt from formal obligations to protect personal information. Privacy legislation requires that entities adhere to fair information principles, which require notice …

Questioning the “Loneliness” of Lone-Wolves: A Social Network Analysis of Lone-Wolf Terrorists

Dr. David Hofmann Presented at the 2018 Atlantic Security Conference In this presentation, Dr. Hofmann will discuss his recently completed funded research (TSAS / Public Safety Canada) into the three different types of social networks formed by lone-wolves during the 24 months prior to the commission of their first act of terrorist violence. Dr. Hofmann …

Software Defined Networking and Network Security

Presented by Dr. Israat Haque at the 2018 Atlantic Security Conference Software Defined Network (SDN) is a new approach of designing networks. In SDN architecture network control function is decoupled from hardware like routers and switches. This decoupled control function is executed in a logically centralized controller with a global network view. Furthermore, SDN brings …