Federal Cyber Security Review Launched – Get Involved with ITAC

On August, 16, 2016, Public Safety Canada launched public consultation on the Federal Cyber Security Review. The consultation aims to identify gaps and opportunities, bring forward new ideas to shape Canada’s approach to cyber security and capitalize on the advantages of new technology and the digital economy. You can read the full news release here.

Consultations run from August 16 to October 15, 2016. The consultation workbook identifies 17 key questions across four broad themes:

  • The Evolution of the Cyber Threat
  • The Increasing Economic Significance of Cyber Security
  • The Expanding Frontiers of Cyber Security; and
  • Canada’s Way Forward on Cyber Security.

ITAC will be submitting a response with recommendations on behalf of Canada’s ICT  and cyber security industry. If you would like to join the working group developing the ITAC response, please contact David Messer at dmesser@itac.caA set of preliminary ideas will be discussed at the Cyber Security Forum in Ottawa on September 16th.

Individual Canadians and businesses are also invited to provide direct input through the government’s online consultation platform.

This consultation represents a significant opportunity to move the yard sticks for the cyber security industry in Canada. Thoughtful and united industry feedback is vital because this process will help set the policy framework governing the industry for the next decade. I hope you will get involved.

If you have any questions, please contact David Messer at dmesser@itac.ca