Touraj is an accomplished multi-lingual professional with 5 years of strategy, policy, stakeholder engagement, communication, issue, and project management experience across diverse sectors in areas like transformative technologies, digital and data transformation, diplomacy, defence and global economics. As a graduate of Sciences Po, he is committed to learning more, developing public-private partnerships and applying his creativity, intellectual excellence, and passion for technology towards improving our shared digital future, as demonstrated when advising Ontario’s President of the Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for Digital and Data Transformation, Minister of Finance and as a manager for Ontario's first A. Minister Responsible for Digital Government. Touraj can be reached at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/touraj-riazi-85722b141/
Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

Canada’s Digital Divide and Security Risks

Digital Divide French philosopher Montesquieu noted that only democratic societies require the “whole power” of education, considering despotic regimes depend on propaganda instead of education. Many years later, in 2016, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) dilatorily recognized internet access as a basic Canadian right, a catalyst for innovation, and a crucial element of Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

A Changing World Order

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has produced and accelerated significant geopolitical shifts that increase the chances of a future military conflict between NATO and non-NATO countries in an international system that was not suffering from a shortage of tensions. Events in Europe continue to unfold very quickly. So far, though, the international response to Russia’s war Read More…

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats

Is Canada Helpless Against BGP Hijacks?

Canada & BGP Hijacking For over a decade (2010, 2018, 2019, 2020), China has quietly shown a pattern of hijacking global data flows by redirecting them through servers located in China, sometimes for minutes, other times for much longer, where the data could be copied onto Chinese Communist Party (CCP) networks and decrypted at leisure.  One of the Read More…

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Event Intelligence, AI & Canada: Interview with Andy Ellis

Touraj Riazi had the privilege of interviewing Andy Ellis, current VP of Corporate Strategy at EVNTL. We discussed EVNTL, its use of AI and the implications. Andy Ellis was formerly the Assistant Director of Operations at the Canadian Security and Intelligence Services.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Touraj Riazi

Know The CCDCOE: Interview with Director Col. Jaak Tarien

Touraj Riazi had the privilege of interviewing Col. Jaak Tarien, Director of NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE). The interview concentrates on the functions of the CCDCOE and how they enhance the Alliance’s cybersecurity. Canada is currently in the process of joining the CCDCOE.