By Peter Nowak
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
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
"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
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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