From protection to resilience: vital system security in CanadaExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EST

UWaterloo Sociology professor Philip Boyle discusses the historical development of critical infrastructure as a security problem in Canada in this presentation at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Cold War-era efforts to protect what were then known as ‘vital points’ were formulated in order to maintain Canada’s industrial capacity to wage war while the recent concept of critical infrastructure is animated by concerns about the socio-economic disruptions introduced by our reliance on large-scale, complex, and vulnerable networks. This shift from sovereign to biopolitical formulations of vital system security underpins the embrace of resilience found in Canada’s current national policy on critical infrastructure, which both recycles past practices and introduces new concerns.

Location 
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Room 1-43
67 Erb Street West

Waterloo,
Canada

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