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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

What Mary Poppins Can Teach Us About Information Security Training

January 21, 2016

Climate Change, Security, and Defence: Re-defining Security

December 21, 2015

Is Cybersecurity People-phobic or People-centric?

November 27, 2015


Upcoming Events

Cyber Security: The Human Factor

February 10–11, 2016 in Ottawa, ON
At this conference, find out from experts and peers how they are defending their organizations from attacks. Learn about the latest approaches you can use to identify and stop threats as well as the best people practices that address the human side of this issue.

Strategic Foresight Training Workshop

March 2–3, 2016 at The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON
On March 2–3, 2016 The Conference Board of Canada will be offering a two-day Strategic Foresight Training workshop in Ottawa. Dr. Peter Bishop, former director of the Master’s degree in Foresight at the University of Houston will be leading the workshop which is based on the Certificate in Strategic Foresight that the University offers.

The Facilitator: Dr. Bishop is a distinguished foresight professional with extensive experience in teaching and consulting in the field. He has run a number of versions of this program for several sections of the US Defence Intelligence Agency as well as Health Canada and Policy Horizons Canada. Together with Dr. Andy Hines, Dr. Bishop recently published a textbook on the field, Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education.

Available Now

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
613-526-3090x362
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Satyamoorthy Kabilan
Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight
613-526-3090x235
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Ruben Vroegop
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safety
613-526-3090x265
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Micah Clark
Senior Research Associate, National Security and Public Safey
613-526-3090x297
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