In the Field
Focus On Government Security highlights drones, digital hygiene and more
June 12, 2017 By Canadian Security
Focus On Government Security attendees were treated to a variety of perspectives from experts who spoke on everything from the future of drones to how the Canadian Government is rethinking online access to services.
Focus On Government Security, held Oct. 7 in Ottawa, began with a session from cyber security and cyber terror expert Rafal Rohozinksi, who challenged those in attendance to consider how the world of surveillance has undergone radical change. He pointed out the weakest point in almost any cyber defence mechanism — humans — and how easy it can be to compromise a network in the absence of adequate knowledge and training among users. Social media, added Rohozinksi, is an incontrovertible part of daily life, so simply asking users to refrain from it won’t work. A more suitable approach is to educate them on the effective use of social media and to avoid over-sharing personal data or information.
Director-general of Civil Aviation at Transport Canada Aaron McCrorie provided insight as to how the Federal Government is dealing with the growing popularity of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, on home soil. Through what McCrorie called the “democratization of aviation,” everyone from hobbyists who fly drones for recreation to real estate agents who want decent aerial photos of property is taking to the skies. McCrorie spelled out the government’s legislative roadmap for dealing with increasing numbers of UAVs in a safe and secure manner while still respecting private and commercial ambitions to use the technology effectively. | READ MORE
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