The Canadian government released its Cyber Security Strategy yesterday. The initiative consists of 3 broad “pillars” –
- Securing Government systems;
- Partnering to secure vital cyber systems outside the federal Government; and
- Helping Canadians to be secure online.
The document describes specific measures that will be taken within each pillar, and on its face appears fairly comprehensive. The plan also stresses cooperation among different government agencies as well as local governments and the private sector. Some have argued that Canada’s strategy is long overdue and that in the face of an imminent threat the government would be ill-prepared. Critics stressed that to avoid that possibility the government must act swiftly to implement its plan.
(hat tip Internet Storm Center)