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Belyea on “Cloud​ ​Storage: A​ ​Perfect​ ​Target​ ​for​ ​Malware​ ​Attacks”

New CDA Institute blogger Mike Belyea discusses malware vulnerability. Just​ ​before​ ​the​ ​2016​ ​New​ ​Year,​ ​the​ ​office​ ​of​ ​the​ ​American​ ​enterprise,​ ​Children​ ​in​ ​Film, was​ ​buzzing.​ ​Employees​ ​were​ ​putting​ ​the​ ​final​ ​touches​ ​on​ ​the​...

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Dur-e-Aden: How Bin Laden can strengthen a losing ISIS

Aden Dur-e-Aden, CDA Institute Student Researcher discusses the potential for Al Qaeda/ISIS cooperation In June this year, Canada extended its “advise and assist” mission in Iraq till March 2019. As a result, the number of Canadian soldiers forming part of the...

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What’s New from the CDA Institute – 17 August 2017

From the CEO / Du PDG This week, we have learned of the unexpected loss of Dr. Bill Bentley (LCol - retired), RMC Associate Professor, seconded to Canadian Defence Academy. Bill est décédé le jeudi 10 août suite à un accident tragique. Bill laisse derrière lui deux...

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What’s New from the CDA Institute – 10 August 2017

From the CEO / Du PDG I wish to highlight the official announcement of my successor by the Executive Council of the CDA and the Board of Directors of the CDA Institute.  I join the entire security and defence community in wishing Matthew Overton our very best as he...

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What’s New from the CDA Institute – 3 August 2017

From our CEO / De notre PDG This past week a great deal of media attention has been given to Saudi Arabia, with allegations of incidents of human rights abuses in dealing with rebel/dissent forces in their eastern provinces and then with questions as to whether...

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