Federal government doubles investment in cyber security

OTTAWA—The federal government is more than doubling its spending on building up its cyber security abilities, announcing Wednesday it will throw $155 million over five years to reinforce its digital infrastructure.

The money is in addition to funds announced in 2010 to support the country’s cyber security strategy: $90 million spread out over five years and $18 million ongoing.

How the money will be spent isn’t clear. In a press release, the government said the funds would “enhance the capacity of the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre.”

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