2009 issue 4

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor's Corner
BY CLIVE ADDY

We need a National Security Policy, particularly its Emergency ­Preparedness and Critical Infrastructure ­Protection elements, and one which allies, neighbours, businesses, provinces and municipalities can, with confidence.

BY MAJ HAROLD BOTTOMS

We thought we had the air transport security threat under control "then along comes the ''Underpants Bomber,'' who, almost completely and single-handedly, wrecked the calm of our holiday season.

BY BLAIR WATSON

For six generations, approximately 95% of the Canada-US border was undefended, however, smuggling and terror concerns have changed the way we look at our friendly border.

BY JACQUELINE CHARTIER

We find closed-circuit cameras in convenience stores, shopping malls, banks, buses, subways, taxis and airports are proliferating. Are they helping law enforcement?

BY PETER AVIS and DOUG HALES

The government has recognized the vulnerable position the western world finds itself in, and legislation, policy, and funding have progressed to close gaps and reduce vulnerabilities revealed since 9/11.

BY K. JOHN MORROW Jr

According to Dr Wolfgang Kröger, ''we seek to help avoid systems collapse through the application of high quality technical and organizational tools; the goal being to prevent minor incidents from expanding into catastrophic failures.''

BY FRAN HAWTHORNE

After September 11, there was a big increase in people interested in going into emergency preparedness. Training is an ongoing challenge. The Swiss Re Center for Emergency Education is providing a viable option.

BY ANGELA BURNS

The rescue and potential repair of a Canso aircraft from its Arctic Circle resting place reflects on how many people from different walks of life care about our history.

One Last Thing
BY SCOTT NEWARK

Surveillance has always been with us. What's changed are the tactics, technologies and targets we use to identify those who may be up to no good. The use of surveillance technologies and techniques is at the core of safety and security strategies as never before.