#CyberFLASH: NRC cyber-security breach sign of bigger problem


The attack on computer systems within the National Research Council that was revealed this week is another example of a concerning trend regarding the federal government’s efforts when it comes to protecting this country’s computer networks.

The attack has left the lead scientific organization in Canada crippled; officials say it could be more than a year before operations at the agency resume in a normal fashion.

While the government seems to be giving itself kudos for discovering the intrusion, the real question that needs to be asked is whether it could have been prevented in the first place.

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