Canada and the Cyber Challenge 101

Computers and information systems are a fundamental part of Canadian life. Day to day activities, commerce, and statecraft have gone digital. The associated information technology underpins nearly all aspects of today’s society. It enables much of our commercial and industrial activity, supports our military and national security operations and is essential to everyday social activities.

A vast amount of data is constantly in motion and an astronomical quantity is being stored in cyberspace. Furthermore, owing to market incentives, innovation in functionality has outpaced innovation in security and neither the public nor the private sector has been successful at fully implementing existing best practices. The potential for malicious activity within cyberspace is endless.

This course will explore the digitized world (the good, the bad and the ugly) in the Canadian context with a view to assessing the breadth and scope of the cyber reality within Canada and the policy challenges it poses with emphasis on the Federal Government. You will be able to identify security gaps that cross policy files, and develop integrated policies to anticipate and respond to cyber threats.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Understanding the breadth and scope of the Digitized World

  • Identifying the Canadian Reality

  • Learning about the current cyber threats to Canada, including Cyberterrorism, Cyberespionage, Cybercrime and Cyberwar, and what measures we are taking to mitigate them

  • Examining the role of the Nation State in Internet Governance

  • Analyzing the privacy/security conundrum with respect to counterterrorism in the Digital Age

  • Contextualizing the Cyber World within National and International Law

  • Public Service directors, managers and mid-level program and policy public servants who need to better understand the policy challenges that cyberspace presents to governments
  • Federal, Provincial/Territorial, and Municipal public service employees
  • Members of the Canadian Forces and DND employees

Alan Jones worked for 32 years in the Canadian Security and Intelligence community including as an Executive responsible for developing cyber programs and as a member of a number of senior committees on the development of cyber security strategies at the national and international level.  He is now a consultant who has worked on the development of a major cyber security center to protect critical infrastructure.

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Course Category/Template: 

Security Policy Institute

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Computers and information systems are a fundamental part of Canadian life. Day to day activities, commerce, and statecraft have gone digital. The associated information technology underpins nearly all aspects of today’s society. It enables much of our commercial and industrial activity, supports our military and national security operations and is essential to everyday social activities.

A vast amount of data is constantly in motion and an astronomical quantity is being stored in cyberspace. Furthermore, owing to market incentives, innovation in functionality has outpaced innovation in security and neither the public nor the private sector has been successful at fully implementing existing best practices. The potential for malicious activity within cyberspace is endless.

This course will explore the digitized world (the good, the bad and the ugly) in the Canadian context with a view to assessing the breadth and scope of the cyber reality within Canada and the policy challenges it poses with emphasis on the Federal Government. You will be able to identify security gaps that cross policy files, and develop integrated policies to anticipate and respond to cyber threats.

Title: 

Canada and the Cyber Challenge 101

Course Code: 

160

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Email Reminder Will Be Sent

Email Reminder Date: 

10days before the course start date

Speaker Bio: 

Alan Jones worked for 32 years in the Canadian Security and Intelligence community including as an Executive responsible for developing cyber programs and as a member of a number of senior committees on the development of cyber security strategies at the national and international level.  He is now a consultant who has worked on the development of a major cyber security center to protect critical infrastructure.

Audience: 

Public Service directors, managers and mid-level program and policy public servants who need to better understand the policy challenges that cyberspace presents to governments
Federal, Provincial/Territorial, and Municipal public service employees
Members of the Canadian Forces and DND employees

Priority Order (Field of Expertise): 

4.00

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Canada and the Cyber Challenge 101
October 23, 24, 2018
9:00 - 16:00
$885.00
Full
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