The latest thinking and news from the CIO Strategy Council.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.