Companies not investing enough on cyber-security, government documents say

OTTAWA — Canadian companies may be skimping on IT security, leaving themselves and Canadians vulnerable to attacks from hackers, newly released records suggest.

The documents from Public Safety Canada show that the scale of cyber-security threats “is significant” and many companies don’t invest the required money or time in good IT security.

How to solve this problem is something the Harper government has been investigating, according to records released to Postmedia News under access to information laws. They included a meeting with a cyber-security expert at an American conservative think-tank who has argued against any form of government intervention in IT security.

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