Tories prepared to spend $200,000 for better cyber intelligence

A command post for war games shows US and South Korean soldiers working together in a US military camp in the centre of Seoul on March 15, 2013. The computer screens in the room were off during a visit by journalists. North Korea accused the United States and South Korea of carrying out a cyber attack against its official websites this week after troops in the South launched annual military exercises amid high tensions.    AFP PHOTO / POOL/ KIM JAE-HWANKIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images

OTTAWA — The federal government is set to spend up to $200,000 a year for an outside company to track all cyber attacks in Canada and rank how bad the attacks are relative to those in the rest of the world.

The statement of work details precisely what the government requires. It says that the monthly, quarterly and annual reports needed should be “truly representative of the actual cyber threat activity around the world.”

The reports would fill a blind spot in intelligence.

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