Global Security Scan for Canadian Science Capabilities (2015 – 2020) – Report of Proceedings


  1. Spring, L.
  2. Crawhall, R.
  3. Smith, J.
  4. Andrews, K.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
The purpose of this workshop was to provide a prospective on future challenges to Canadian public safety and national security in the time-frame of 2015 and beyond, identify capabilities for meeting these challenges, and examine opportunities presented by science and technology for generating the capabilities. The “foresight” workshop engaged over fifty Canadian and foreign experts from industry and academia as well as from the British and Canadian governments. Using an “all-hazards” approach to public safety and security, four areas of critical infrastructure were discussed: communications, finance, transportation, and energy distribution. Using “foresight” techniques, the workshop approached the complex inter-dependencies of these four critical infrastructures through three “lenses of vulnerability” – people, physical, and cyber. Recommendations were made for the development of scientifically based capabilities for the security and protection of critical infrastructure. The core recommendations were seen as being relevant to all four areas of critical infrastructure and expected to be applicable to all other areas of infrastructure as well.

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Report Number
DRDC-CSS-CR-2008-006 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2008
Number of Pages
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