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ISED: Cyber Security and Policy Statements

Government of Canada ISED | Jul 12, 2021

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COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our country and the world. This uncertain environment is ripe for exploitation by threat actors seeking to advance their own interests. Canada's security and intelligence organizations, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and its Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre), and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), recognize these unique conditions and have developed a complementary approach to mitigate these threats.

In fall 2020, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) released a policy statement highlighting the importance that the Government of Canada places on safeguarding Canadian research. This is especially relevant given the increased targeting of COVID-19 related research during the pandemic. The policy statement – that can be found here – was accompanied by letters sent to the granting councils and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) emphasizing the shared responsibility to protect Canada’s research.

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In spring 2021, ISED followed this COVID-19 policy statement with a similar statement, reaffirming the roles that researchers, research organizations and government all have to play in safeguarding Canada’s research ecosysem. The statement – which can be found here – also asked members of the Government of Canada-Universities Working Group to develop specific risk guidelines to integrate national security considerations into the research partnerships process. These guidelines can be found here, and will better position Canadian researchers, research institutions, and government funders to undertakes due diligence to protect against research security threats.

CSIS and CSE are working in line with their respective mandates to ensure that Canadian businesses, research entities, and different levels of government are aware of the threat environment and that they have the tools and information they need to protect themselves. Read their joint statement here.

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Protecting intellectual property from foreign interference and espionage

CSIS has observed an increased risk of foreign interference and espionage due to the extraordinary effort of our businesses and research centres. As a result, CSIS is working with these organizations to ensure that their work and proprietary information remains safely in their control. Its focus is on protecting Canadian intellectual property from these threats - and jobs and economic interests with it.  See National security guidelines for research partnerships.

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