#CyberFLASH: NRC hacks a security wake-up call

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It could take a year or more for the Canadian government to recover after its chief information officer confirmed Chinese statesponsored hackers were found to be breaking into the networks of the National Research Council.

This “cyber intrusion’ into the NRC’s computer network was detected and confirmed by Communications Security Establishment Canada, which is now working with IT experts and security partners to create a new secure IT infrastructure for the NRC and the broader federal government.

It could take at least a year, officials say, simply to mitigate the risk of future cyber threats of this nature.

Meanwhile, data security companies working in the private sector are coming forward with suggestions for the NRC specifically, and Canadians in general, on how to better protect themselves online.

CloudMask, for example, is an information technology and security company based in Ottawa. It has received certification for its security technology by Shared Service Canada (SSC) for integration with its security infrastructure.

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