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Public Review of Proposed National Standard for Data Governance: Scalable Remote Access Infrastructure

OTTAWA, September 28, 2022 – The CIO Strategy Council invites all stakeholders to share and provide their input on a draft national standard. This standard aims to present a set of requirements for organizations to mitigate security risks associated with, and scalability demands upon, enterprise technologies used for remote access.  The standard will provide guidance …

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HRSO and CIO Strategy Council to Collaborate in Development of National Standards for the Governance of Human Research Data

Human Research Standards Organization and the CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) are pleased to announce their partnership, aiming to further cooperation and collaboration in the development of standards for the governance of human research data.  This joint initiative will lead to standards that ensure that research organizations have access to the necessary structural components, oversight capabilities, and procedural documents to …

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Work Set to Begin on New Standard for Authentication of Remote Biometrics

OTTAWA, September 8, 2022 – The CIO Strategy Council is moving ahead with the creation of new national standard that will specify guidance for the authentication of remote biometrics. The use of biometric matching to verify identity has become pervasive in recent years. From its early association with latent fingerprint matching as part of criminal …

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Public Review of National Standard for Data Governance: Framework for Geo-Residency and Sovereignty

OTTAWA, August 31, 2022 – The CIO Strategy Council invites all stakeholders to share and provide their input on a draft national standard. This standard aims to specify the minimum requirements for organizations to protect data assets that reside in foreign entities, while taking advantage of the global technology ecosystems, and guide organizations using jurisdictional …

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Public Review of Proposed National Occupational Standard for Cybersecurity Workforce

OTTAWA, August 23, 2022 – The CIO Strategy Council invites stakeholders to share and provide their input on a draft national standard that specifies minimum core requirements for the qualification of entry-level cybersecurity professionals. Our recent experience with the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need for cybersecurity across a vast range of technologies and across …

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New Governance Course from Amii and CIOSC charts path toward responsible AI in business

EDMONTON, AB – The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and the CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) have launched a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance course to empower startups and small and medium businesses to develop strong ethical and governance foundations for AI-enabled products. The interactive workshop, led by machine learning experts from Amii, helps companies derisk …

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IDENTOS Adopts National Standard for the Delivery of Healthcare Services

By: Dina Lojpur IDENTOS, a Toronto-based company founded in 2014, specializing in the design and development of digital identity and access technology, adopts national standard for federating the safe exchange of health information between systems, CAN/CIOSC 103-2:2021. Its technologies enable safe, secure, privacy-preserving, and reliable data sharing across organizations. IDENTOS has also achieved the international …

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CIO Strategy Council Publishes National Standard For Responsible Data Stewardship

OTTAWA, July 12, 2022 – The CIO Strategy Council is pleased to announce the publication of a new National Standard of Canada that specifies minimum requirements for the responsible governance of responsible data trust, collaboratives, and cooperatives. The National Standard of Canada, CAN/CIOSC 100-7:2022, Data Governance – Part 7: Operating model for responsible data stewardship, …

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CIO Strategy Council enters partnership to develop Standards for Election and Voting Technologies

OTTAWA, June 23, 2022 – The CIO Strategy Council and the Advisory Committee on Standards for Voting Technologies are collaborating to develop Standards to guide the use of vote tabulators and electronic poll books. The Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario established the Advisory Committee on Standards for Voting Technologies under amendments to Ontario’s Election Act …

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Sundeep Virdi joins CIO Strategy Council as Senior Manager of Responsible Digital Technologies

We are delighted to announce that Sundeep Virdi is joining the CIO Strategy Council as Senior Manager of Responsible Digital Technologies on August 1, 2022. In this role, she will lead a broad portfolio of projects creating the conditions for the development of responsible, trustworthy, and sustainable digital technologies in Canada. Sundeep has worked on …

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