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National Security and Public Safety

National Security and Public Safety is a knowledge area within the Public Policy division of the Conference Board of Canada.

As our environment becomes more globalized and interconnected, individuals, organizations, and nation states are becoming more vulnerable. Dynamic risks and challenges place unprecedented demands on organizational decision-making and public policies affecting Canada, its businesses, and its citizens.

The Conference Board’s security–related networks are ideally suited to help you tackle these challenges and help you address them within the context of your organization.

Executive Networks allow you to engage with peers and stakeholders and to participate in facilitated closed-door discussions. It is here that you will network and exchange ideas with the country’s most senior security, and resilience executives. You will also benefit from the Conference Board’s unparalleled access to a broad range of expert speakers.

The Conference Board of Canada offers a wide range of Research services with access to in-depth studies and independent reports on hot-topics. It also offers custom research/services from small, short-term research projects to large-scale research investigations.

Security and Safety Blog

Fear and Trembling: The Mental Barriers That Keep Us From Planning for the Truly Catastrophic

July 05, 2016

Istanbul Attacks: The Challenge of Coordinated Terrorist Actions

June 30, 2016

The State of Information and Intelligence Sharing in Canada

June 21, 2016

Upcoming Events

Strategic Foresight Training Workshop

August 23, 2016
The Conference Board of Canada Offices, Ottawa, ON

The world we live in continues to evolve rapidly and sometimes unexpectedly, presenting organizations with a variety of new challenges. There is a need for organizations to be able to make more robust decisions in the face of this rapidly evolving, and sometimes unpredictable, future. Strategic foresight provides the tools to help organizations derive plausible scenarios for the future and use that knowledge to help them make better decisions today.

The Conference Board of Canada is offering a one day Strategic Foresight Training workshop in Ottawa. Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director of National Security and Strategic Foresight at the Conference Board will be leading the workshop which is based on the United Kingdom’s government Foresight Program. Dr. Kabilan was the Head of Strategic Futures at the Home Office, within United Kingdom government. He was a leader of two cross-government foresight groups covering a range of issues. He has provided strategic foresight expertise to various law enforcement agencies, security and intelligence services and other government departments. Dr Kabilan was one of the authors of Energy Futures for Canada, the Conference Board’s major foresight project in 2013 and has been working with a number of organizations in Canada to develop their strategic foresight capabilities. He is a qualified trainer for a range of foresight techniques and has been involved in developing and refining new techniques for use in this field.

Dr. Kabilan’s previous workshops have been very well received by audiences across Canada and we are pleased to be able to offer this course once again.

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Cyber Threats Need Coordination: How Cyber Security Can Only Be Addressed Comprehensively

When even the White House can be hacked, it isn’t a big stretch for corporate leaders and directors to start to question how secure your company’s IT infrastructure and data are. This threat is an opportunity for corporate security executives to demonstrate their worth to the corporation and to actively engage other senior executives to ensure that everyone is onside with the cyber threat management plan.

This webinar is given by Tony Power, Senior Director of Corporate Security at Emera Inc. Tony is chair of Emera's Business Continuity Steering Committee and a member of Emera’s IT Strategy Committee and Intranet Council. Externally, Tony is active on the Conference Board of Canada’s Advisor Committee for the Council of Security Executives. Prior to joining Emera, Tony spent 13 years at Bell Aliant in various roles including Company Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer.

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Contact Us

For more information on how you can participate in one of our security-related initiatives, or to request a guest invitation to a network meeting, contact:

Deborah Fleck
Senior Manager, Executive Networks

Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight

Ruben Vroegop
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety

Micah Clark
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety