Canada vulnerable to cyber attacks

Internal federal government documents reveal that Canada does not have a strong defence against cyber attacks, the Toronto Star reported. A public safety report from January 2011 cited out-of-date facilities, low employment of cyber specialists, and a lack of an emergency strategy policy. Independent cyber experts say the government needs to decide who is going to be responsible for defending Canada against such attacks, and that currently the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Department of National Defence and the Department of Public Safety are all unsure of their role.

Published: Wednesday, 06/13/2012 12:00 am EDT

Internal federal government documents reveal that Canada does not have a strong defence against cyber attacks, the Toronto Star reported. A public safety report from January 2011 cited out-of-date facilities, low employment of cyber specialists, and a lack of an emergency strategy policy. Independent cyber experts say the government needs to decide who is going to be responsible for defending Canada against such attacks, and that currently the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Department of National Defence and the Department of Public Safety are all unsure of their role.

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