Procedure and House Affairs (April 3, 2012)
The committee continued its investigation into threats made against Public Safety Minister Vic Toews by the online hacker group Anonymous. Threatening videos that targeted Toews over the proposed online surveillance bill were posted on YouTube earlier this year.
Toni Moffa, deputy IT chief of Communications Security Establishment Canada, spoke about her department’s mandate and elaborated on the prevalence of online threats.
Robert Gordon, a special advisor from the Department of Public Safety’s Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre, discussed the department’s role in preventing and responding to cyber attacks. James Malizia, assistant commissioner of the RCMP’s Protective Policing Branch, spoke about the force’s practices for investigating cyber threats and online criminal activity. His colleague Tony Pickett also responded to questions concerning the force’s collaboration with other countries and government departments during investigations.