Cybersecurity is security and we’re only as secure as our weakest links
Canada’s competitors and peers are working tirelessly to advance their own interests and economies, often at a much faster pace, with a greater sense of urgency, and with considerably larger investments than we do.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is pictured in Ottawa on Oct. 21. The 2021 federal budget dedicated significant investments in cybersecurity to secure government IT infrastructure, including investments in the Canada Revenue Agency, Employment and Social Development Canada, and Shared Services Canada. But it made no specific commitment to help Canadian businesses boost their cybersecurity measures or attract cybersecurity investment and growth, writes Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade