Ottawa unveils cyber security strategy

Program includes $3.5 million pledge to protect Canadian computers from hackers

The Harper government has pulled the curtain on a new $90 million cyber security program, which includes a $3.5 million pledge to create an Information Protection Centre to protect Canadian computers from hackers. Although public safety minister Vic Toews says the “funding builds upon significant efforts that have already been underway,” Michel Juneau-Katsuya, a former senior CSIS officer, says Canada is completely unprepared for cyber attacks, and that the program should have been started years ago.

CBC News

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