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March 10, 2019

Cyber security: A tale of two digital futures, which way will we go?

Former Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

This article was originally published on todayonline.com.

The SingHealth breach last year shocked the Singaporean public. It is the worst cyber attack to hit Singapore. Yet it is only the latest in an escalating trend of dangerous attacks on global power centres.

Today nation-state and non-state attackers steal, destroy, and manipulate data in and through cyber space. Adversaries flourish in the "grey space" below the level of outright conflict and appear undeterred in pursuing their goals.

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February 15, 2019

Cybersecurity Risk and National Security Planning: Testimony Before the Canadian House of Commons

Former Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Last week I testified in front of the Canadian House of Commons Committee on Public Safety and National Security about cybersecurity risk and national security planning. I was invited to testify by The Honorable Pierre Paul-Hus, Member of Parliament representing the riding of Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles in Quebec and Vice-Chairman of the Committee. My written submission to the committee, "Defend Forward and Assume Breach: Preparing Canada for a Cyberresilient Future," is available here.

Below are four questions from members of parliament that kept me on my toes, along with video of my responses. 

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January 24, 2019

More on Maps: "Hack the Gap" in Cybersecurity Talent

Former Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Last month I put on my Halford McKinder hat and wrote a piece about how maps can help shape our perceptions of the world and help us defend ourselves. Maps can interpret threats and help us understand our security capabilities in the real world and in cyberspace. With big data maps, we can visualize problems and design solutions for everything from public health to global shipping to economic development.

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January 4, 2019

Keep the Faith: America’s GDPR Will Come

Former Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

This article was originally published on nextgov.com

For the first time in years, a national data regulation and privacy law could soon become a reality in the United States. Why is this happening now, and what are the right steps forward?

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December 14, 2018

See the World. Then Secure It.

Former Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

There's a print shop and wine bar in my neighborhood called Two Mile Wines and on the walls they hang exquisite printed metal maps of the San Francisco Bay. Silver print, brass-colored maps from the 20th century. They immediately draw you in.

The human mind likes to visualize a landscape to better understand the nature of the world. Maps give you a sense of place; only through a map can you see yourself in relation to the whole physical world.

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