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China, Russia, Iran and North Korea are Canada’s ‘greatest strategic threat’: CSE report

Canada’s cyber security agency has named China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as the ‘greatest strategic threats’ to Canada’s infrastructure, property and elections.

Canada’s cyber security agency has named China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as the ‘greatest strategic threats’ to Canada’s infrastructure, property and elections. I was invited on the Scott Thomspon Show to discuss this recent news and its impact for Canada.

Canadians should now be wary that foreign attempts to influence our nation’s discourse are the ‘new normal,’ the cyber security agency warns

Foreign threat actors trying to influence all facets of Canadian life online are now the “new normal” as state-sponsored hackers from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are the biggest cyber threats to Canadians, warns the country’s cyber security agency.

“We’re facing two pandemics: obviously the one that we all live with every day in terms of our personal health. But then there’s certainly a cybercrime pandemic out there,” said Scott Jones, head of the Communications Security Establishment’s (CSE) Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, during a press conference Wednesday.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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