Keith Jansa

Help Shape Canada’s Digital Future: Weigh in on a Standard Protecting Small and Medium Organizations from Cyber Threats 

TORONTO, February 2, 2021 – The CIO Strategy Council invites stakeholders to provide input on a proposed minimum set cyber security controls for small and medium organizations. The proposed controls form the basis of the released draft National Standard of Canada for the CyberSecure Canada certification program. The draft is available for public review until April 1st, 2021. The draft expands on baseline cyber security controls laid out by the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) with how-to guidance and …

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Help Us Strengthen and Protect Canada’s Critical Energy Infrastructure

TORONTO, February 1, 2021 – In 2020, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced a multi-year investment under the Cyber Security and Critical Energy Infrastructure Program supporting the CIO Strategy Council work to produce a set of cybersecurity standards for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices to address vulnerabilities in our critical energy infrastructure. The CIO Strategy Council has made notable progress by completing an analysis with stakeholders detailing the IIoT cybersecurity attack surface, threats, risks, and vulnerabilities. Developed in …

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Leading Canadian standards development organizations join forces to develop data governance and virtual healthcare standards

OTTAWA, JANUARY 29, 2021 – Health Standards Organization (HSO) and the CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) are pleased to announce their partnership, aiming to further cooperation on the development and use of data governance and virtual health care standards in Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated Canada’s adoption of virtual health care and highlighted the need for accurate, quality health care data. …

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CIO Strategy Council Developing National Standards for Online Electoral Voting Technologies

TORONTO, January 22, 2021 – Innovators worldwide have commercialized a multiplicity of new technologies to support online electoral voting, as jurisdictions increase the convenience, accessibility, privacy, and efficiency of their elections. Maintaining electoral integrity and public trust is vital for realizing the potential benefits of online voting. However, these new technologies are not governed by the overarching standards for online electoral voting that would assure citizens that their votes will be counted accurately, securely, and …

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Webcast: “Conversations With Tech Leaders Shaping The Future Of Canada”: Chapter #4 with Marc Brouillard

In our continuous effort to improve Canada’s global competitiveness, the CIO Strategy Council is pleased to be partnering up with Deloitte Canada and co-host our new monthly webcast series called “Conversations with Tech Leaders shaping the Future of Canada”. On Monday, January 11th 2021, at 11:00 AM EST., join us for an interview with Marc Brouillard, A/CIO and CTO of Government of …

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Webcast: “Conversations With Tech Leaders Shaping The Future Of Canada”: Chapter #3 with Warren Perlman

In our continuous effort to improve Canada’s global competitiveness, the CIO Strategy Council is pleased to be partnering up with Deloitte Canada and co-host our new monthly webcast series called “Conversations with Tech Leaders shaping the Future of Canada”.    On Wednesday, December 23, at 12:00 PM EST (noon), join us for an interview with Warren Perlman, EVP and CIO of …

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CIO Strategy Council and EC-Council Canada Partner to Bridge Cyber Skills and Talent Gap in Canada

TORONTO, November 26, 2020 – At the speed that digital transformation is happening worldwide, organizations of all sizes have been affected by the sudden surge of new technologies. The need for organizations to deploy measures to secure their digital infrastructure while attending to a multitude of cyber threats has created a rising demand for cybersecurity professionals. While information-security jobs are not new in the industry – the issue is that everyone …

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INTERVIEW | Angela Mondou, President and CEO of TECHNATION on Modernizing Procurement

Angela joins TECHNATION with over 25+ years of exceptional global and Canadian experience driving transformational programs in the tech sector. A visionary executive with a passion for leadership, Angela’s unique career path includes 10 years as a military officer and 18 years in senior level leadership roles in the tech and defence sectors, including as …

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CIO Strategy Council launches AI Ethics Assurance Program in collaboration with KPMG in Canada

OTTAWA, November 12, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council today announced the launch of a made-in-Canada Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics Assurance Program in collaboration with KPMG in Canada.   Based on CAN/CIOSC 101:2019, the new Program provides independent assurance reporting under Canadian Standards for Assurance Engagements (CSAE 3000). This will help organizations obtain independent assurance on whether …

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CIO Strategy Council Publishes Publicly Available Specification for Scalable Remote Access Infrastructure

OTTAWA, November 10, 2020 – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce the publication of CIOSC/PAS 100-4:2020, Data Governance – Part 4: Specification for Scalable Remote Access Infrastructure.   As organizations continue to react to unprecedented and unplanned shifts in their workforce to support work-from-home mandates, this specification aims to help organizations mitigate security risks and scalability demands associated with enterprise technologies used …

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