Allan McDougall

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Allan McDougall BA BMASc PCIP CMAS CISSP CPP PSP CMSP is the Chief Learning Officer of the IAMSP and an Executive Vice President of Knowledge Advancement Solutions based in Ottawa, Canada. In addition to his military experience, he has served as a security advisor with Canada's Coast Guard, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canada Border Services Agency. He was also previously a Senior Inspector with Transport Canada's Marine Security Operations (Ports, Marine Facilities as a Marine Security Duty Inspector) and has coauthored several works associated with Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness.

Cybersecurity and Automated Shipping

Published Mar 29, 2018 4:50 PM by Allan McDougall

Posted in: Maritime

It seems pretty clear that automated shipping, in some form, is on the way. Driven by costs and industry, there is little doubt th...

Unmanned Ships: Complexity in Jurisdictions

Published Jan 15, 2018 4:57 PM by Allan McDougall

Posted in: Maritime

In this fifth segment dealing with autonomous shipping, we step back from the fully autonomous ship (i.e. one directed solely by e...

Responding to Cyber Vulnerability Announcements

Published Jan 5, 2018 5:36 PM by Allan McDougall

Posted in: Maritime

While there have been many discussions regarding vulnerabilities within the cybersecurity domain over the past year, the rise of a...

Security and Safety for Autonomous Ships

Published Dec 12, 2017 12:30 PM by Allan McDougall

Posted in: Maritime

This third article in a series on practical considerations for autonomous ships examines an important distinction between safety a...

Automated Ships - Questions Regarding Security Clearances

Published Nov 23, 2017 5:50 PM by Allan McDougall

Posted in: Maritime

There are important questions that arise from the concept of autonomous ships. This is not to say that automation is wrong-headed,...

Autonomous Shipping Raises Legal Concerns

Published Nov 20, 2017 9:43 PM by Allan McDougall

Posted in: Maritime

While the UK Shipping Register has included its first autonomous vessel, there are several gaps that need to be addressed before s...

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