June 21, 2018 | ABC PM Radio

Andy Ellis joins ABC to discuss Huawei and security risks.

Key allies, the United States and Canada, are increasingly concerned about security risks on another front with such firms.

May 28, 2018 | 980 CKNW Global News Radio 

Guest: Andy Ellis, CEO of the ICEN Group and former Assistant Director of Operations at Canadian Security Intelligence Service. 

May 27, 2018 | the globe and mail

“If I was Mr. Trudeau, I would say I want all of you in the intelligence community to tell me the length and breadth of what is going on here and to recommend to me some actions that mitigate it … [and] if we are at risk.”
— Andy Ellis

May, 2018 | R. ANDREW ELLIS

“Travellers can avoid risk and learn to recognize when a situation on the ground has negatively evolved, through the provision of training.”

april 6, 2018 | the globe and mail

“Business travellers are particularly vulnerable to cyber and technical attacks while in the Russian federation as well as at home.”

April, 2018 | R. Andrew Ellis

While the risks of crime and terrorism in the Russian Federation have been high for some time, recent political events have exponentially exacerbated the risk to travellers and other foreigners resident in Russia.

March 29, 2018 | the globe and mail

“They are using modern technology to influence the way the world functions in their favour,” Mr. Ellis said in an interview…

march, 2018 | R. Andrew Ellis

We don’t let our staff operate machinery or even sell products to clients without training. Why do we hand them a plane ticket to a far off destination without teaching them to avoid risk and to stay safe?

March 8, 2018 | global news

“I could see this impacting the health world, the enforcement world and it will also speak to bigger issues about security at international airports,” said Paul Thorne, who is also a co-founder of the private security firm ICEN Group.

february 14, 2018 | Toronto Star

Canadians who’ve had, or will have, their family members kidnapped deserve as much, if not much more.

January 18, 2018 | National Post

Two Canadians and two Americans being held hostage in Nigeria are together and in “good spirits,” a state police official said Thursday, confirming that their captors had issued a ransom demand.

december 5, 2017 | Global news

They were rescued by Pakistani troops acting on U.S. intelligence, but Global News has learned a Toronto-area company headed by a former senior Canadian intelligence official also played a role.

may 11, 2017 | the Globe & Mail

A former federal intelligence official argues that the Canadian government’s no-ransoms-for-hostages stand is an outdated and even hypocritical posture that needs to be reconsidered for the sake of citizens held abroad.

may 11, 2017 | The globe and mail

Paying a ransom is said to be a bad thing: It might beget more kidnappings. It is a widely accepted theory, but there is little if any statistical evidence to support the assertion.

october 6, 2017 | Metro news

The family is never sure what they write reaches the couple. But earlier this year it was clear one did, with the help of intermediaries.