Proposed new legislation from the Federal Government is set to have a large impact on companies in the finance, telecommunications, energy and transportation sectors and their cyber security policies and measures.
Introduced on June 14 by Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino, The “Act Respecting Cyber Security” would have some wide ranging implications:
The bill looks to counter cyber threats and the rise in ransomware and other online attacks as a result of the shit to remote work due to the pandemic.
Government of Canada officials told reporters on a briefing call that with the rise and emergence of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology and critical infrastructure becoming increasingly interconnected and integrated with cyber systems, new threats and vulnerabilities need to be addressed.
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