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🇺🇸🇨🇦 | @cu_polisci PhD(ABD): force structures & doctrine of cyber conflict | @CAGlobalAffairs Fellow | Defense Analyst | VP of @Canadian_ELCS | He/Him #ADHD
Dec 21, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
A big ol' whopping $2.7 million for ISS end-user devices for the integrated soldier system.

Coincidentally, I am writing a paper about the integrated soldier system and cyber. So let's take a look together!

#cdnnatsec #canmiltwitter #cdnpoli So what is the Integrated Soldier System (ISS)?

In modern warfare, when the military tries to connect everything to everything, the ISS is the military's (notably the Canadian Army) to turn soldiers into walking sensors.

But what does this mean?…
Nov 21, 2022 18 tweets 6 min read
Recently the MIT Tech Review released their global cyber defense ratings, which ranked Canada as the 5th top country contributing to cyber defense.

I am here to tell you and explain how this is completely false.

#cdnpoli #cdnnatsec #cyberdefense #CDNdigital Image Canada deserves a good score because of its private sector, but the federal government's policies and direction of cyber defense is ad hoc, shallow, and broadly lacks coherent direction or recognition of cyberspace as a threat environment.
Sep 6, 2022 25 tweets 9 min read
Inspired by @RCRBuck and my recent discussion with @DavePerryCGAI and @CAGlobalAffairs, I want to take a moment to talk about:

Burden sharing and the cyber components to NORAD modernization (re: Joint All Domain Command and Control [JADC2]) #canmiltwitter So what is JADC2? You'll often hear it described like it is a single capability or strategy, but in reality, even the United States is trying to figure out the specifics of it.

The best way of understanding JADC2 is that it is about connecting everyone and everything.
Jul 20, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
In my new article I talk about a pernicious security culture that deprioritizes cyber defense in Canada. What do I mean by this?

I mean when the status quo is favored over the security of Canadians. Let's take a look at the case of MLA @ThomasDangAB to see what this means A 🧵 As the then Alberta NDP Infrastructure Critic, Dang investigates a tip from a constituent about potential vulnerabilities in Alberta's COVID-19 vaccination records. The Health Minister's office is informed of this vulnerability by phone and email.…