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Blog | March 1, 2021

Celebrating the Women of Calian – International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day is March 8, a time to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, and empower women around the world. Meet some of the women from Calian who continue to play an extraordinary role in advancing workplace equality.

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Blog | February 22, 2021

Enhance Your Security Posture

Calian offers cyber security services and solutions to mid- to enterprise-size organizations at all levels of government, defence, and private sector. Our strategy of combining organic development with mergers and acquisitions benefits our customers. We deliver the innovative solutions you need to improve and maintain your security posture.

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Blog | February 22, 2021

Modernize Your Healthcare Infrastructure and Manage Cyber Risk

Those of you in the healthcare industry who are responsible for IT had a lot to contend with in 2020. COVID-19 accelerated demand for virtual services. Migration to the cloud remained a goal. And the 2020 data breach of the US federal government reminded that security is paramount.

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Blog | February 22, 2021

Helping Government Achieve Cloud Migration Goals—Securely

Calian helps government organizations of all sizes and across all levels securely migrate to the cloud. 

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Blog | January 26, 2021

How do you perform an AAR that doesn't collect dust on a shelf?

An after-action review (AAR) is a tool that supports organizational continual learning and improvement. Like any tool, it is only as good as its application, so a careful evaluation process and comprehensive data collection and analysis is critical. The AAR has been refined over years of application and is considered a best practice. So why do so many AARs fail to meet the needs of the organization?

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Blog | November 26, 2020

This is all about your employee’s stolen identity

Everything in the modern age is digital—and of course you all know that. However, most people rarely contemplate what data is circulating around out there in the ether. Take one step further down the rabbit hole and apply that to personal data and, again, many still don’t internalize the importance or magnitude of what they create, share, and what is ultimately stolen for nefarious purposes.

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Blog | November 24, 2020

Virtual, Traditional, or Hybrid EOC What do you need to achieve?

An emergency operation centre (EOC) should enable people to respond to and plan the recovery from an emergency as effectively as possible. This is true of a brick and mortar EOC, a virtual EOC, and of a hybrid model. While there are many solutions, it is critical to begin with the right question. The question should be, “What do we need to achieve?”

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Blog | October 21, 2020

Building Back Better

What we invest in today will directly influence how our world looks tomorrow. This concept is the basis behind the phrase building back better. It suggests that during recovery activities, whether that be from a pandemic, an earthquake, or some other disruptive event, we have an opportunity to more closely align with our vision of what better looks like. But how can we really use this as an opportunity to develop a better society?

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Blog | October 21, 2020

CEO Perspective: Refreshing Our Brand

A modernized brand was important to competitively reflect the company we are today — and where we’re headed.

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Blog | October 19, 2020

Truth in Reconciliation: Celebrating Indigenous-Non-Indigenous Partnerships

On December 13, 2019 Calian Ltd. and Saulteaux Tribal Nation L.P., a First Nations-owned and operated company in Manitoba, announced a partnership agreement to deliver emergency management services and best practices to other First Nations in Manitoba. This partnership is the culmination of three years of collaboration between Calian and the Interlakes Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC), which represents six First Nations in Manitoba’s Interlake region and led to the creation of Saulteaux Tribal Nation L.P.

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Blog | September 25, 2020

Developing Effective Risk Communication by Implementing Simple Strategies

2020 has presented us with global challenges and has created a need to discuss risk in ways that feels more urgent than we are used to. Fortunately, the need to communicate risk is not new, and many of us have been considering this challenge for a number of years. Understanding how to communicate risk in a way that is heard, understood, and acted upon is essential for everyone, regardless of job position or role in the community.

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Blog | September 2, 2020

Hey Alexa, give cybercriminals full access to my personal information

Those who know me will tell you that I have a love/hate relationship with IoT of any kind. The love part is easy: devices that, added to our daily routines and lifestyles, bring an almost futuristic experience to our collective lives. Then there is the hate side of the argument: devices that are rarely—if ever—built with inherent security, ensuring that cybercriminals everywhere will view them as a giant target.

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