Securing Canada's Cyberspace: Protecting Critical Infrastructure

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When: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 08:00 - 10:30

Where: Calgary, AB

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

A multi-sector policy discussion
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday March 10, 2016
Calgary, AB

Cyber-crime has become one of the world’s most complex public policy challenges. Each year, Canada’s critical infrastructure is breached by malicious and costly online attacks. Protecting networks, electrical grids, pipelines and other economic assets is essential to Canada’s economic prosperity. Yet many government and business leaders have adopted strategies that are not well aligned nor flexible enough to account for new vulnerabilities. As a result, many commentators have suggested that Canada’s critical infrastructure is at risk of espionage, theft and sabotage. Addressing these risks will require new approaches that allows leaders to leverage strengths, expertise and partnerships from across sectors.

On March 10, the Public Policy Forum, in partnership with TD Bank and with support from Public Safety Canada, will convene government, business, and academic leaders to explore the most pressing cybersecurity challenges facing our country. This discussion will examine the gaps in Canada’s cyber policies and practices, and identify the multi-sector partnerships that are needed to address them. By bringing together stakeholders from across sectors it is our objective to identify how leaders can better work together to secure Canada’s critical infrastructure. This roundtable will also provide participants with the opportunity to share their insights with the Government of Canada at a time when it is developing a new cybersecurity strategy. 

Thank you to our partner:  

And to Public Safety Canada for providing funding through the Cyber Security Cooperation Program.