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OTTAWA, April 18, 2013 — The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, today announced the release of the Action Plan 2010-2015 for Canada's Cyber Security Strategy. This action plan demonstrates the accomplishments to date under Canada's Cyber Security Strategy and describes the Harper Government's ongoing efforts to make cyberspace more secure for all Canadians.

“Our government is committed to defending Canada's cyber infrastructure and protecting and advancing our national security and economic interests,” said Minister Toews. “In an evolving threat environment, we have in recent years made significant progress, and we will continue to work to strengthen our capacity to protect Canadians from cyber threats.”

Canada's Cyber Security Strategy aims to secure Government of Canada systems, enhance partnerships with industry and other governments to protect vital systems, and help Canadians keep their personal information safe and secure.

This Action Plan released today outlines progress made so far across all three of the Strategy's pillars: securing government systems, partnering to secure vital cyber systems outside the federal government, and helping Canadians to be secure online. For example, the Government of Canada:

The Action Plan also highlights ongoing work in areas such as:

Going forward, the Action Plan will be reviewed and updated periodically in collaboration with partners within and outside the federal government in order to ensure continued progress.

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Julie Carmichael
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada

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