Cyber Security In Canada Essay

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The Internet is growing rapidly, and interconnectivity is increasing. The number of Internet users should top 3 billion in 2015, and by 2018 will be in use by more than ½ of the world’s population [1]. In addition to allowing the world to communicate, the Internet drives economic growth: through e-commerce, about $8 trillion dollars change hands yearly, and the Net contributes significantly to global growth, surpassing the value of some traditional industries such as agriculture, mining and utilities [2]. In Canada, over 92% of the population uses the Internet [1], and the total value of e-commerce is over $136 billion [3].
At personal and corporate levels, we are also developing an “Internet of Things”, a network of devices that perform a variety of daily functions, as well as have the ability to inter-communicate. In 2008 the number of devices connected to the Internet
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Progress has been made on pillar one of the CCSS but it is clear that progress on cyber security of CI in Canada lags. Although Canada established a Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) with Public Safety, the Auditor General (AG) of Canada looked at the issue and reported in fall 2021 that the government has made limited progress in leading and coordinating activities with partners to secure Canada’s CI from cyber threats [17].
The recognition of the increasing cyber threat to CI and the lack of progress on pillar 2 of the CCSS have not gone unnoticed by media, independent policy groups and the general public, who are calling for the government to share expertise and information to assist CI to increase their cyber security [18, 19,

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