#CyberFLASH: Act now to protect government departments from cyberattacks

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Federal bureaucrats are once again warning that Canada’s government departments and agencies are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Internal documents obtained by the Star’s Alex Boutilier this past week reveal a number of issues that put Canada at risk.

They include an IT “incident management plan” that is too complex and unclear on who is responsible for what. A lack of co-ordination between that plan and Ottawa’s overall Federal Emergency Response Plan. And a number of departments and agencies failing to use the government’s secure network.

That last point is particularly troubling after Canada accused China last week of carrying out a cyberattack on the National Research Council of Canada. The NRC had reportedly resisted joining the government’s secure Shared Services network, preferring its own.

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