Tories finalize cyber security plan

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OTTAWA — A crucial — and missing — piece in the government’s strategy to keep its systems and information safe from cyber-attacks has been circulated to federal departments and will be released by mid-June — eight months after a scathing report from the federal auditor general.

That report found the government’s cyber security strategy was missing an action plan that lays out who was to do what in the event of a digital attack or breach, as well as set goals that could be used to measure how far the government has come in its cyber-security goals.

In late February, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was told that the plan was finished and approved by assistant deputy ministers in at least seven government departments.

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