Government Unveils New Cybersecurity Strategy

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Government Unveils New Cybersecurity Strategy

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Innovation Parliamentary Secretary David Lametti speak with reporters in Ottawa about the federal government’s cybersecurity strategy to better protect Canadians from online attacks.

Initiatives include the creation of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. Scott Jones, who is currently responsible for the IT security branch at the Communications Security Establishment, will lead the new centre. Jones also speaks at the news conference about his new role. The RCMP will receive more resources in the form of a new national cybercrime coordination unit. Budget 2018 included $507 million over five years for the strategy and $108 million per year ongoing. (June 12, 2018) (no interpretation)