Cyber security

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has a lead government role to foster enhanced telecommunications security and assurance. This work is part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 's mandate and also supports Public Safety Canada (PSCan) and their National Critical Infrastructure Assurance Program (NCIAP).

To complement our strengths in the emergency preparedness and physical protection areas, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada in collaboration with the telecom industry, will be addressing telecom assurance from cyber threats, vulnerabilities and terrorism. Cyber protection is globally recognized as a major concern of industries and governments alike, domestically and internationally.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the telecommunication industry will investigate critical infrastructure protection (CIP) opportunities such as computer emergency response capabilities (CERTs), IS/IT security baselines/standards, the need for cyber vulnerability exercises, participation in North American and international network security associations.

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