Protect yourself from foreign interference

Foreign state actors use a variety of techniques to target all aspects of civil society, such as :

Common techniques or activities used by foreign state actors can include: elicitation, cultivation, coercion, illicit financing, cyber-incidents, intimidation and disinformation. Learn how to recognize these common techniques and protect yourself by referring to CSIS’ Foreign Interference and You (2021). Also, see Get Cyber Safe.

Foreign state actors also target Canada’s democratic process, both outside of, and during an election. To learn more about what you can do to help safeguard the integrity of Canada’s democratic process, visit the Fact Sheet for Canadian Voters: Online Influence Activities, and CSIS’ report on Foreign Interference Threats to Canada’s Democratic Process.

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