Canada's Cyber Security Strategy is a cornerstone of our Government's commitment to keep Canada – including our cyberspace – safe, secure and prosperous.
Dealing with cyber threats is a complex challenge. Much of the current focus is on protection and compliance, as organizations – subject to increasing amounts of legislative, corporate and regulatory requirements – demonstrate they are managing and protecting information appropriately.
However, the Information Security landscape is constantly evolving. Despite the recognition of the risks posed by cyber threats, private and public sector organizations find it difficult to believe they could be a target for cyber attacks. Many of the risks and impacts of cyber attacks are shared between the Government and private sector. For example, untrustworthy technology is harmful to both government and industry. Identifying these risks must be done in partnership. As a result, public and private sector organizations must know what is going on around them by having a comprehensive, organization-wide plan so that they can identify when an attack has taken place or when an attack is imminent. Intelligence and the insight that it brings is at the heart of next generation of Information Security.
Every year, there are more attackers than the year before. And every year, those seeking to infiltrate, exploit or attack our cyber systems are more sophisticated and better resourced than the year before. They are investing in their capabilities. We must respond by investing more in ours.