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Canadian political parties are prime targets for hackers: here’s how to defend them

By Marcus Kolga      

In the Canadian election, malign foreign actors will likely target key ridings instead of the overall federal campaign, making riding-level security critically important.

In April, Communications Security Establishment chief Shelly Bruce, left, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, middle, and Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, right, gave an update on cyber threats to Canada’s elections. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Last month, the Communications Security Establishment released an update to its cyber threat report, where it unambiguously states that Canada will face foreign cyber interference in the fall federal election. It also notes that foreign cyber interference “has become the most common type of cyber threat activity against democratic processes worldwide.”

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