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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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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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