A Podcast Called INTREPID

Discussing and debating Canadian national security law and politics

Ep 77 Who Wants to Get into Your Data?

Stephanie and Craig are very pleased to welcome to the show Jason Besner, Director for Threat Assessment and Planning at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, part of the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). Jason talks about the Centre’s December 2018 report “National Cyber Threat Assessment 2018”, available here: https://cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/national-cyber-threat-assessment-2018. This follows up from an earlier discussion of this report in Ep 67. On the agenda in this episode, the Centre’s assessment of: cyber crime; threats to Canadian businesses; cyber threats and critical infrastructure; cyber foreign influence activities and the issue of actual cyber attacks, with impacts in the real world. Lots of rich material in here — including advice on how to avoid cyber threats. Thanks to Jason for walking us through this topic, and for becoming an INTREPID alum.