Canada's Auditor-General is expected to release a report on
Canada's Cyber Security Strategy. The report is expected to be
an important assessment of Canada's preparedness for further
In the meantime, and perhaps pre-emptively, the Government of
Canada announced, on October 17, 2012, an
investment of CAD$155 million over five years to improve the
detection of, and response to, continually evolving cyber threats
to government systems and services.
A portion of the funding will be invested in the Canadian Cyber
Incident Response Centre (CCIRC). The purpose of the funding for
CCIRC will be to:
Improve incident response across Canada, and enhance the
ability of government and its partners to maintain awareness of the
cyber environment; and
Strengthen analytical capability to improve mitigation advice
and incident response.
Cybersecurity is not formally a part of Canada's Open
Government strategy, However, the security of electronic
government information and digital government services is critical
to the success and effectiveness of that strategy and should be
considered a "fourth pillar". The other pillars of the
Open Government strategy are:
Open Data: Offering government data in useful formats for the
use of private sectors and non-governmental organizations
Open Information: Pro-actively release information to
Canadians rather than to wait for access to information
Open Dialogue: Use web-based technologies to engage with
Canadians on government policies and priorities.
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