Key Canadian Departmental Experience
Valarie’s current areas of research focus on terrorism as a social model, body-worn cameras in law enforcement and the effectiveness of law
enforcement organizations. Her research can be viewed on ReserachGate.
Articles and Studies
Valarie has written for the Hill Times, Police Chief magazine, Vanguard, Embassy News, Canadian Executive, FrontLine and Security Sector
Police Foundation, On Policing blog, 2017: Quantifying, Justifying The Cost of Body-Worn Cameras
Police Chief Magazine, July 2017: Threats In A Hyper-Connected World
Vanguard Magazine, Nov 2017: Ignoring the Weight of the Badge
Dissertation: The Impact of Terrorism on the Transformation of Law Enforcement in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada
Since the 1960s: June 2015
FrontLine Magazine, 2016: The Weight of the Badge
FrontLine Magazine, 2016: Terrorism: Learn To Live With It: Why Canada and its partners need to focus on defining, mitigating and
managing - not eliminating - terrorism
MacDonald Laurier Institute, April 2016: Canada’s Cyber Security Policy Needs An Overhaul (pg. 27)
ResearchGate 2017: Body-Worn Cameras: Not Seeing The Forest For The Technology? (Technical Report)
ResearchGate 2015: The SONY Hack - A Strategic Recap
Security Sector Reform Article: Cyber Terrorism and Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy
Canada's Cyber Threat and CIP Strategy, 2013, Royal Canadian Mounted Police SIR Library
Validating Militarization of Law Enforcement, 2014, Royal Canadian Mounted Police SIR Library
Cyber Threats, Terrorism and the Counter-Terror, 2014, Royal Canadian Mounted Police SIR Library
CACP eCrimes Council - Body Worn Camera Project: Data Schemas
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, Terrorism Episode: Valarie Findlay on the Threat of Cyber-Warfare - January 2015
Valarie Findlay Discussing Communicating the Threat, her recent study in progress in partnership with CATA Alliance - January 2015
Scholarly Essays & Papers
Is 'Women's Work' Less Valued Than 'Men's Work'? PDF Download
The Association of Strong Globalisation and Weakening State Power PDF Download
Understanding the Effects of Gender Norms on Workforces PDF Download
Cyber Security in the Wake of Innovation: Will Technological Innovation Break Cyber Security As We Know It? PDF Download
Valarie Findlay, President
Valarie Findlay has two decades of senior expertise in Canadian and US government. She has managed and participated in the transformation of mission critical systems, developed cyber security strategies and frameworks to meet data, resource and system requirements and identified capabilities and methodologies to deliver counter-measures aligned with departmental security strategies.
She has a Masters in Terrorism Studies (International Relations, University of St. Andrew's), wrote her dissertation on the transformation of Western law enforcement and is currently writing her thesis on terrorism as a social model (DocSoSci, Social Science, University of Leicester).
Valarie is a member of the Canadian Assoc of Chief's of Police eCrimes Council, AFCEA Cyber Council, NATO Canada, International Assoc of Chief's of Police, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society, Women in International Security (WIIS) and is a research fellow with the Police Foundation (US).