#CyberFLASH: Canada to battle cyber attacks

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Canada needs to step up its fight against cyber attacks that increasingly threaten national security, Industry Minister James Moore said in Calgary Monday.

Ottawa plans to do just that as part of a wide-ranging, $900 million upgrade and expansion of Canada’s digital capacity, he said.

“It’s a serious threat to our networks, to our security,” Moore told the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.

He said 150,000 pieces of malware attack Canadian computer systems daily in actions that include espionage

In recent meetings with a diversity of world leaders, Moore said he’s heard a common refrain.

“With every single one of them, the subject comes up,” he said.

Some of those targeting Canada’s public and private networks are state actors, others non-governmental

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