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$142M to beef up Canadian cybersecurity

Posted in Canada, Talking Politics

Published on July 24, 2015 with No Comments

The federal government is injecting an additional $142 million into its cybersecurity budget, in an effort to prevent future cyberattacks against government and private sector targets in Canada.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced the funds at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. The money will go toward battling all manner of online threats against government and private websites, including database breaches, website hacks and online fraud.

Some of the additional money will help fund a group of RCMP cybersecurity experts who will be dedicated to investigating online threats.

The beefed-up cybersecurity budget comes on the heels of several high-profile hacks, including attacks on RCMP websites, the CSIS website and a personal information breach at Ashley Madison, a Toronto-based site used to facilitate extramarital affairs.

No suspects have been arrested in any of these recent cyberattacks.

In his announcement, Blaney stressed the importance of helping private companies strengthen their security against potential cyberattacks.

“We cannot and will not let down our guard,” Blaney said in Ottawa. “We will continue to work with the private sector to establish a better partnership,” he said.


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