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.

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Unmanned Ships: Complexity in Jurisdictions

By Allan McDougall 2018-01-15 16:57:26

In this fifth segment dealing with autonomous shipping, we step back from the fully autonomous ship (i.e. one directed solely by electronics and with no human inputs) to those that are directed remotely. I was recently asked whether I believed...

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Responding to Cyber Vulnerability Announcements

By Allan McDougall 2018-01-05 17:36:01

While there have been many discussions regarding vulnerabilities within the cybersecurity domain over the past year, the rise of autonomous shipping (or unmanned shipping) raises another important issue. This involves how vulnerabilities are made public and whether (or not) there...

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Security and Safety for Autonomous Ships

By Allan McDougall 2017-12-12 12:30:27

This third article in a series on practical considerations for autonomous ships examines an important distinction between safety and security programs. The core difference is that a safety hazard does not have intent. It is often the product of physical conditions...

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Automated Ships - Questions Regarding Security Clearances

By Allan McDougall 2017-11-23 17:50:40

There are important questions that arise from the concept of autonomous ships. This is not to say that automation is wrong-headed, evil or negligent – but we need to put those questions out into the wider community so that as...

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Autonomous Shipping Raises Legal Concerns

By Allan McDougall 2017-11-20 21:43:18

While the UK Shipping Register has included its first autonomous vessel, there are several gaps that need to be addressed before such technology becomes widespread and moves into the international domain. This issue involves several complex relationships. On the shipping...

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