Consultation on Cyber Security

From Public Safety Canada

Current status: Closed

This consultation took place from August 16 to October 15, 2016 and supports the Government of Canada's commitment to review measures to protect critical infrastructure and Canadians from cyber threats.

Why

The Canadian cyber security environment is evolving. Rapid changes to digital technology can have far-reaching security, economic and social impacts. Recognizing that digital technology plays a central role in the everyday lives of Canadians, the Government of Canada asked for your views on this issue and how we can capitalize on the opportunities that come with new technologies.

Who

This consultation provides a venue for experts, academics, business leaders, and provincial, territorial and municipal governments to impart their knowledge and insights. It also invites all citizens to get involved in a discussion about the security and economic dimensions of Canada's digital future.

What we heard

Throughout the consultation, three ideas were consistently raised as being important and relevant to cyber security in Canada: privacy, collaboration, and using skilled cyber security personnel. Across the full range of consultation topics, participants stressed the need to uphold all Canadians’ privacy rights, the need for stakeholders to collaborate with one another (i.e., governments, private sector, law enforcement, academia, non-profit organizations), and the need to rely on cyber security experts. In addition, recommendations on specific areas for action and proposed ways forward were also expressed. Read the full public report on the external consultations.

Summary of events

Date Activity Details
September 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm EDT French Twitter chat on the evolution of cyber threats Check out the French event's story. (French content only)
September 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm EDT English Twitter chat on the evolution of cyber threats Check out the English event's story. (English content only)
October 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT A bilingual Facebook Live event on Get Cyber Safe and Pensez cybersécurité Facebook pages Check out the bilingual Facebook Live video.

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