Canada suffers from poor cyber security, says memo

Canada’s cyber security risks are greater than the government believes, according to internal documents. The country faces economic risks from hackers that it lacks the tools to combat, according to the document.

An August 2011 memo to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews from William Baker, his deputy minister at the time, was obtained under Canada’s access to information laws. The document warns that poor cyber security in Canada is affecting national security, public safety and economic prosperity. Intellectual property theft was highlighted as a particular threat.

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