Allan McDougall

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

By Allan McDougall 03-29-2018 04:50:00

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

By Allan McDougall 01-15-2018 04:57:26

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

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

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

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

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

By Allan McDougall 11-23-2017 05:50:40

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

By Allan McDougall 11-20-2017 09:43:18

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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