Monday, November 29, 2021

Stress Tested

An open-access PDF version of the book Stress Tested: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Canadian National Security is now available at this link

Edited by Leah West, Thomas Juneau, and Amarnath Amarasingam and published by the University of Calgary Press, Stress Tested addresses "topics including supply chain disruptions, infrastructure security, the ethics of surveillance within the context of pandemic response, the threats and potential threats of digital misinformation and fringe beliefs, and the challenges of maintaining security and intelligence operations during an ongoing pandemic," all with a focus on Canada's experience. 

It looks like there's a lot of interesting reading in the book — and once you're done with that you can also check out the chapter that I contributed, "Collection and Protection in the Time of Infection: The Communications Security Establishment during the COVID-19 Pandemic" (pages 127-144). 

The friendly folks at CSE were, as usual, parsimonious with the information, but I wrote some stuff anyway. 

You can find more information about the book, and order a hard copy, here


Update 3 December 2021: See here for other recent CSE-related chapters I've written.