The Geopolitics of the Internet Threats to an open internet have been increasing over the past decade. China, Russia, and other authoritarian states have stepped up attempts to exert greater global top-down control over the network architecture that enables the data flows internet operations rely on. If authoritarian states shape the future of the internet in Read More…
Author: Touraj Riazi
Can Technology Improve Canadian Food Security?
A Sustainable Agricultural Approach Canada’s population increased by over 5% from 2016 to 2021, and it is expected to continue growing. Canada must ensure its agricultural sector is resilient, innovative, and sustainable enough to feed a growing population, and competitive enough to remain a top food exporter. Many countries, including Canada, are currently experiencing serious challenges to their agricultural sectors, Read More…
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…
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…
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…
The Geopolitics of Network Hegemony
The digital front of modern warfare and Great Power conflict increasingly occupies the minds of American and Chinese leaders. In this article, Touraj Riazi looks at the infrastructure that undergirds the digital world and how vital it is to the Chinese and American quest for “Network Hegemony.”
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.
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.
Words with a Veteran: Why Canadian Sacrifices Still Matter
A recent conversation with a Canadian WWII veteran reminded me that truly remembering Canadian sacrifices entails more than simply placing a pin through a hole.
Corporate Self-Defence in the Wild West of Cyberspace
What risks do governments face when barely any international regulations guides private sector actions in cyber space?