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AVAILABLE EXPERT – Gaps in Canada's cyber-security strategy

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Queen's University security expert David Skillicorn is available to comment on reports by the head of CSIS, Michel Coulombe, that the agency considers the possibility of a cyberattack by ISIS or other extremist groups on the country's "critical infrastructure" as "a major threat," and that gaps exist in the current cyber-security strategy that would allow external groups access to critical infrastructure.

Dr. Skillicorn is a Professor in the School of Computing for Queens University. He also works as an Adjunct Professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science department of the Royal Military College. He has commented previously on network security flaws, cybersecurity, data mining and the use of language as a tool to uncover deception and to promote extremist ideologies.

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