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Canadian Chamber Statement Regarding Auditor General’s New Cybersecurity Recommendations 

Canadian Chamber Statement Regarding Auditor General’s New Cybersecurity Recommendations 

A recent report found that the RCMP, the CSE and the CRTC lack the right tools to protect Canadians from cyberattacks and online crime. 

A recent report from the Auditor General found that the RCMP, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) lack the right tools to protect Canadians from cyberattacks and online crime. 

As reported by the Canadian Press, the Auditor General made the following recommendations:

  • Agencies should work together to ensure that cybercrimes reported by Canadians are routed to the organization with the mandate to address them; — the National Cybercrime Co-ordination Centre should establish procedures to identify the most urgent victim notifications and ensure that they are sent first;
  • the co-ordination centre should ensure all requests for assistance received from domestic and international partners are fully documented and completed so that all necessary information is provided as part of the response; and
  • the CRTC should ensure that roles and responsibilities of officials responsible for enforcement comply with the requirements of the legislation.

It’s great to see the Auditor General highlighting recommendations that our Cyber. Right. Now. Council has been calling for since 2021. These include improved public-private collaboration, such as two-way information sharing and clarifying roles and responsibilities for cyber security in the Federal Government. We will continue to advocate for cyber security measures that make Canada – and its private and public sector entities – the most secure country on the planet. Combatting cybercrime can’t wait, and we hope to see these elements included in the forthcoming National Cyber Security Strategy.

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, Senior Director, Digital Economy, Technology & Innovation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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