Read Me In: Demystifying Security and Intelligence Series – Human Intelligence (HUMINT): What It Is and How It Has Evolved (FON1-E19)

Product code: FON1-E19

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November 08, 2023


11:00 am to 11:50 am (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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50 minutes



All public servants at all levels



The Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) is at the forefront of Canada’s national security activities. Charged with investigating potential threats to the security of Canada and taking measures to reduce them, CSIS provides intelligence and advice to the Government of Canada and its decision-makers.

This fourth event in the series focuses on Human Intelligence (HUMINT), the oldest form of intelligence in the world, and the role it plays in Canada’s national security ecosystem.

Participants will learn more about CSIS, how HUMINT has evolved since the Cold War, and the challenges facing the tradecraft today.

Learn more about the Read Me In: Demystifying Security and Intelligence Series.


  • Cherie Henderson, Senior Executive, Canadian Security Intelligence Service


  • Aiesha Zafar, Visiting Executive Faculty Member, Canada School of Public Service
Date modified: 2023-09-19