Cyber-attacks threaten Canadian individuals and companies every minute of every hour. They grow more frequent, more complex and can cause a lot of damage. For businesses with web dependencies and for Canada’s critical infrastructure (the systems, facilities, technologies, networks, assets and services that are essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of Canadians and Canada), the threat is exponentially greater. It is estimated that cybercrime cost businesses around the world over $400 billion last year.
Mobilizing Analytics and Intelligence: CCIRC’s Strategy
Prior to 2010, CCIRC had fewer than ten employees to respond to incidents and publish technical reports. In 2011, CCIRC’s mandate was refocused to provide national-level cyber security coordination for systems outside of the federal government, especially Canadian critical infrastructure organizations. CCIRC is a data driven organization. It capitalizes on what it collects to develop and deliver various products (reports, alerts, advisories, etc.) that are shared with partners.