Security, Economics and Technology (SET)
As Canada progresses into the 21st century, it is experiencing changes at an accelerating rate in three interrelated areas: security, economics and technology (SET)
Canada's place in the world will be increasingly dependent on its security, its economic strength and its technological evolution. These issues are inseparable as Canada strives to keep pace with the unfolding new political orders and be prepared for the future by innovating and adapting to disruptive technology and global change.
Turbulence is a part of change. We need to embrace, utilize and influence those changes without letting risk define our opportunities. Understanding our world will make us confident in making strategic decisions.
Our success will flow from our understanding of key events and trends in these areas of technology, economics and security. Whether you work in the public sector developing policy or you work in the private sector pursuing new business opportunities, the SET hub will provide access to subject matter experts who will explain the details and dynamics of these areas and who will help you prepare to navigate a positive and forward path in your responsibilities.
Security considerations are on the mind of all decision-makers in the public and private sectors, and indeed, of most citizens. The Institute is trusted source of knowledge and learning in security policy. It fosters substantive dialogue and provides continuing education opportunities with top security policy experts from around the world. The exchange of knowledge on the most current and emerging security issues leads to actionable policy options, informed decision-making and enhanced planning for resiliency.
Complete any five S.E.T. events or workshops to receive a Certificate of Professional Development from the Institute of Professional Development. Please note courses completed, in 2017 or later, under the former Security Policy Institute (SPI) umbrella also qualify for this Certificate.
Upcoming SET Courses & Events
Canada and the Cyber Challenge 101 | May 2019
This course will explore the digitized world (the good, the bad and the ugly) in the Canadian context with a view to assessing the breadth and scope of the cyber reality within Canada and the policy challenges it poses with emphasis on the Federal Government. You will be able to identify security gaps that cross policy files, and develop integrated policies to anticipate and respond to cyber threats. Read more.
Operating Securely in High Risk Environments | May 2019
Today’s complex global security risk environment dictates that your organization must be prepared to protect its people, assets, infrastructure and reputation from a myriad of ongoing threats and risks everywhere it operates in the world. This is especially true in high risk environments. Read more.
Terrorism in Canada: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow | May 2019
Terrorism is an ever-changing threat that poses on-going risks to Canadian national security. In fact, Canada was the target of the largest single terror attack in history before 9/11, and the scene of foiled plots and deadly attacks in the post-9/11 era. Though the terrorism threat may fade from public view between attacks, it will remain an issue of concern for the foreseeable future and requires critical study. Read more.
Architecting on AWS (Amazon Architecting) | June 2019
Architecting on AWS is a 3-day course that shows you the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. You learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. You will explore best practices and design patterns to help you architect optimal IT solutions on AWS, then build and explore a variety of infrastructures through guided, hands-on activity. You will learn how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.
A unique program designed to offer high quality presentations and discussions by leading experts on Military recruiting and retention in the 21st Century, Legal/ethical challenges and advantages of key technologies applied to military operations, social media, cybercrime and the military. Read more.
Past S.E.T. Workshops
- "From Global to National Security: Emerging Trends and Challenges"
- A New National Security and Privacy Regulatory Framework: Key Impacts on the Private Sector
- Big Data Analytics and the Future of Decision Making
- Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy
- Canadian Security and Technology Strategy
- Canadian Security in a Changing World
- Compliance and Audit of Values and Ethics in Public Service
- Countering Violent Extremism: An International Undertaking & Canada's Role
- Cyber Security and the Cloud
- Cybersecurity in an Era With Quantum Technologies
- Cyberwar, Cybercrime, and everyday Cyber Attacks: How Nations Prevent and Respond to Cyber Threats
- Doing Business in a Complex Geopolitical Environment
- Effective Communication for Security Policy Development
- Energy Policy in the 21st Century
- Fighting ISIS: Canada's options
- From Global to National Security: Emerging Trends and Challenges
- Fundamentals of Anti-Corruption to Prevent and Detect Fraud and Corrupt Activity in Public Sector Organizations
- Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting and Financial Controls to Prevent and Detect Fraud and Corrupt Activity in Public Sector Organizations
- Future Connections: How we will communicate, work & play
- Geopolitics: Russia, Iran, and North Korea
- Global Terrorism and Implications for Canada
- How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going? An Introduction to the Contemporary Middle East
- Iran: Implications for Canada and the World
- Readiness and Resilience in the Age of Disruption
- Russia, Turkey, and the Black Sea Basin
- Security Outlook: Potential Risks and Threats
- Someone is Watching & Listening: Lawful Intercept
- Technology as a Strategic Security Asset
- Terrorism in Canada: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
- The Rule of Law in Whole of Government Involvement in Fragile States
- Track Two Diplomacy
- Understanding the Rapidly Evolving Threat Environment: Building Organizational Resilience
- Values and Ethics in Security
- What to do with Returning Foreign Fighters