[ISN] Coming soon: a Canadian cyber-security strategy

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 03:06:42 -0500 (CDT)

By Peter Nowak 
CBC News
October 7, 2008

A national cyber-security strategy that will seek to protect key 
infrastructure as well as Canadians' identities is on the way , an RCMP 
executive says.

Details of the strategy - a partnership between the public and private 
sectors - will emerge over the next few months, said David Black, 
manager of the RCMP's cyber infrastructure protection section. The plan 
is being put together by Public Safety Canada with input from 
telecommunications and technology companies such as Bell Canada Inc. and 
Microsoft Corp.

"There's a lot of discussion about what Canada needs to do about cyber 
security," he told an audience of cyber-security professionals at a 
conference in Toronto. "You should be hearing elements of that strategy 
emerging post-election."

Some details may emerge at a high-level security conference being hosted 
by the Conference Board of Canada in Gatineau, Que., in early November. 
A number of officials from Defence Canada, as well as Public Safety 
Minister Stockwell Day, are scheduled to speak at the event.

The plan is likely to address a number of the issues the RCMP considers 
priorities, including identity theft, the evolution of cyber crime for 
profit, the protection of critical cyber infrastructure and the 
convergence of technological and physical security.


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