Who’s Who in Cyber-Intelligence: Robert Garigue

Alpha E-H, Cyber-Intelligence

Dr. Robert Garigue passed away 10 January 2007 at the age of 55.  He was the only person we knew then or know of today that was deliberately and completely integrating belief systems, knowledge, information, data, security, and technology as a single cyberspace.

He rose to early prominence and global respect among the information security and information warfare professionals who understood in the early 1990's that cyber-space was becoming a rat's nest of unmanageable and very vulnerable combinations of kludge hardware and sofware with built-in vulnerabilities–500 of them found by the National Security Agency (NSA) in just one year of checking shrink-wrapped products coming across the loading dock (1992).

He emerged as a leader from within the Canadian military, where as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy of Canada he quickly became the leading specialist in this field, an advisor to flag officers and policy leaders.  After retirement he went on to become one of the leading proponents for deep broad cyber-security across the Canadian financial system.  As Vice President for Information Integrity and Chief Security Executive for Bell Canada, and as Chief Information Security Officer for the Bank of Montreal, he led the way in striving to recognize information security as a guarantor of truth & trust that enabled multinational information-sharing and sense-making, not as a series of Maginot Lines destroying both internal productivity and external effect.

Principal Works:

2006: Technical Preface by Robert Garigue from Information Operations – All Information, All Languages, All the Time

Robert Garigue on Advanced Information Operations

Robert Garigue: The New Information Security Agenda–Managing the Emerging Semantic Risks

Robert Garigue: The Evolving Role of the Chief Information Security Officer within the new structures of Information Systems

Gunnar Peterson on Robert Garigue’s Last Briefing

Robert Garigue: Early Work on Information Warfare (1995)

Robert Garigue: Carleton University Research Page


Robert Garigue & Robert Steele: From Old IO to New IO

Robert Garigue: Three Information Security Domains–the Physical (Old), the Process (Current), and the Content (Future)

Robert Garigue: When Everything Else is Distributed….

Robert Garigue: Information Security MANDATE

Robert Garigue: Evolution of Cyber-Space

Robert Garigue: Structuring Risks (Role of Security)

Robert Garigue: Role of the Chief Information Security Officer

Robert Garigue: Truth & Trust as Security Requirements

Robert Garigue: Security as the Guarantor of Values Executed by Systems–Security as Truth & Trust

Robert Garigue: Security Services versus IT Processes

Robert Garigue: Feedback for Dynamic System Change

Robert Garigue: Strategic Evolution of Information Security

Robert Garigue: Standards Toward Interoperability

Robert Garigue: The Next Long Wave of Innovation

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