The Minister of National Defence Announces the Launch of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
Ottawa, Ontario, October 1, 2018 –The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canadians from cyber threats.
Today the Minister of National Defence, the Honorable Harjit S. Sajjan, announced the official launch of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre), Canada’s national authority on cyber security and cyber threat responses.
The Cyber Centre—part of the Communications Security Establishment—is a key initiative under Canada’s recently released National Cyber Security Strategy. Cyber security experts from CSE, Public Safety and Shared Services will join together to form the foundation of the Cyber Centre.
The Centre will be the central trusted government source of information, advice and guidance for Canadian enterprises, critical infrastructure owners and operators, and Canadians. The Centre’s experts will collaborate with industry and academic partners to tackle the toughest cyber security challenges Canada is facing. The Centre will exist virtually until fully operational in a publicly accessible facility, located within the national capital region, in 2019.
The Government of Canada believes that the Cyber Centre’s role in bolstering Canada’s cyber defences will help promote a safe and secure cyber space and the security, stability and prosperity of our country.
“Our government is committed to protecting Canadians from cyber threats and safeguarding their digital privacy. The launch of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security is an important milestone for Canada that will build on our already world-class cyber security expertise. This new Centre will mean stronger cyber protection, defence, and security for our government, the private sector and all Canadians.”
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan
“Information protection is not new to CSE as we have been in this business for over 70 years. We have been working hard to protect Canadians for decades longer than they have known we existed. In our line of business, priorities shift with changing technological advances. The government has entrusted CSE with the fundamentally important role of protecting Canada and Canadians in an increasingly digital world. The Cyber Centre is a key initiative of the government’s approach to defence and cyber security.”
Shelly Bruce, Chief, CSE
“The launch of the Cyber Centre is an important first step in the government’s readiness to respond to cyber threats in a more coordinated and effective manner. The Cyber Centre has brought together the government’s leading-edge cyber security operational talent from Public Safety, Shared Services Canada and CSE to be a unified and trusted source for cyber security information for the country.”
Scott Jones, Head of Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, CSE
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