Royal Canadian Mounted Police Concerned About Terrorist Cyberattacks

Terrorists have already expressed interest in launching attacks against the country

By on November 9th, 2012 12:42 GMT

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) claims that terrorists can at any time launch cyberattacks against the country’s critical networks, especially since they’ve already expressed interest in doing so. However, Canada’s current cyber capabilities aren’t enough to fend off such attacks.

According to Canada.com, the RCMP’s latest annual report reveals that the country’s capabilities in defending itself against cyber threats need to be improved.

In the fiscal year 2011-2012, Canada started addressing some of the cyber security issues, but they still have a long way to go before they can effectively coordinate the national response to cyber security.

Similar to the US, officials are concerned about the fact that critical infrastructures, such as telecommunication networks, are highly vulnerable to global threats.

Last month, Canada’s Public Safety Minister revealed that it would invest an extra $155 million (119 million EUR) in cyber security as part of the country’s Cyber Security Strategy.

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