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Read the latest from CIO Strategy Council Executive Director, Keith Jansa, and Board Member of the Canadian RegTech Association, Paul Childerhose, on How national standards can help define the future of AI Featured In IT World Canada

“Institutions across the financial services sector have embraced the use of AI and machine learning to reduce costs and risk. Applications from automating client support interactions and assessing a client’s creditworthiness to detecting and preventing fraudulent credit card activities have boosted efficiency while also providing enhanced consumer protections.” To read more, please click here.

Weigh in on national standard for the trusted exchange of health information

OTTAWA, March 8, 2021 – The CIO Strategy Council invites stakeholders to provide input on minimum requirements for exchanging health information between systems, which form the basis of a new National Standard of Canada. The draft is available for public review until May 7, 2021. The standard provides the basis for implementing a user-centric, interoperable …

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Notice of Intent: Development of a Technical Specification for Agricultural Blockchain Interoperability to Improve Global Traceability

OTTAWA, March 1st, 2021 – Following the recent approval by the CIO Strategy Council’s Standards Policy Committee, this notice of intent is to inform stakeholders of the development of a Technical Specification (TS) for agriculture blockchain interoperability within the supply chain. The global demand for food is growing at an unprecedented rate, with an acute …

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Join a Webinar on Strengthening Cybersecurity of Small to Medium Organizations

OTTAWA, February 23, 2021 – Small and medium-sized organizations (less than 500 employees) are often vulnerable to cyber-attacks and lack the resources, technical expertise and knowledge to implement cyber security regimes. Hear the latest insights on building SMO cyber resilience and engage in helping shape a national standard for Canada’s CyberSecure Program. Please join our …

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CIO Strategy Council Advances National Standards for Responsible Data Sharing

OTTAWA, February 16, 2021 — Organizations have compelling reasons to share data, from improving operational efficiencies and reducing costs to generating new insights and sharpening decision-making. Failure to adhere to responsible data protection and sharing practices, however, can damage the company’s reputation and threaten its viability. In response, the CIO Strategy Council’s Standards Policy Committee …

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CIO Strategy Council is Recruiting a Manager of Thought Leadership

Role: Manager, Thought Leadership Location of work: Anywhere in Canada About the Role The CIO Strategy Council is looking for an exceptional communicator to join our team. You will play a critical role in positioning the CIO Strategy Council to our stakeholders as a national leader in harnessing the collective expertise of Canada’s CIOs to …

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CIO Strategy Council Advances National Standards for Consumer Directed Finance

OTTAWA, February 4, 2021 – Calls for decisive action in developing an open banking framework are mounting in Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of 2020, the federal government’s Advisory Committee on Open Banking held a second series of consultations to propose a consumer-directed finance – or open banking – framework for Canada. …

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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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