How prepared is Canada for an imminent cyberattack?

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Data breaches and cyber attacks against companies in the private sector are constantly seen in headlines, but it’s important to note that many of our public services rely on a digital infrastructure that is almost entirely owned and operated by the business community. As seen during the Colonial Pipeline hacking incident in the U.S. earlier this year, cyberattacks on businesses have the power to reverberate beyond the experiences of any single company and directly impact large numbers of people.

For a closer look at this issue, The Globe and Mail gathered a group of experts to assess the current state of Canada’s cybersecurity infrastructure, as well as our preparedness for fending off cyberattacks on our critical industries and services. The conversation was hosted by Technology Reporter Josh O’Kane, and included Sami Khoury, Head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security; Daniel Tobok, CEO of Cytelligence; Yuan Stevens, Policy Lead on Technology, Cybersecurity and Democracy at the Ryerson Leadership Lab; and John Hewie, National Security Officer for Microsoft Canada.

To view their conversation in full, see the video playback below, and for more information on upcoming Globe Events, visit our events hub at

Webcast Playback: National Cybersecurity

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