Government of Canada Consultation on Cyber Security

Number: IN16-004
Date: 17 August 2016


The purpose of this Information Note is to draw attention to the Government of Canada Consultation on Cyber Security.


The Government of Canada recently launched the Cyber Consultation, as mandated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

It has been almost six years since Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy was released in October 2010. The cyber landscape has changed dramatically in the intervening years. In 2016, the opportunities and benefits afforded by Canada’s participation in the online world are truly unprecedented. These benefits are multifaceted; with economic, social and cultural dimensions.  At the same time, Canada now faces an increasingly sophisticated and dynamic range of cyber threats. There are actors who use cyber methods for malicious purposes and who wish to undermine the benefits that Canadians draw from digital technologies.

Through the Cyber Consultation, the Government of Canada is assessing the cyber security landscape, including gaps to address and opportunities to pursue.  This consultation process will run until October 15, 2016.

Suggested action

CCIRC encourages you to visit the Cyber Consultation website, where key cyber security trends and issues have been highlighted for your consideration and comment.  The Cyber Consultation can also be shared within your organization for participation.


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.

For general information, please contact Public Safety Canada's Public Affairs division at:

Telephone: 613-944-4875 or 1-800-830-3118
Fax: 613-998-9589

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