In the spring of 2014, the Senate Liberals began our Open Caucus initiative. The goal of these meetings is to foster nonpartisan discussion on issues facing our country. We invite all parliamentarians as well as the public to take part in the discussion with a panel of experts on any given topic, and focus informing ourselves and others on matters that are important to Canadians.
Open Caucus Themes
- 19 October 2016Read more
Since the spring of 2014, the Senate Liberals have been opening doors to Canadians through our Open Caucus initiative. The goal of these meetings is to foster nonpartisan discussion on issues facing our country. We invite all parliamentarians, the public and the media to attend.
On October 19th, we invited you to join us in a discussion on the State of Cyber Security in Canada. Canada is one of the most digitized countries in the world with our online presence taking a primary role in our personal lives, business transactions, and governmental sectors. Canadians have come to rely on technology for the exchange of sensitive and private information. This reliance makes us susceptible to online threats from hacktivists, criminals, and foreign entities. Such targeted threats can have a range of impacts ranging from mental health issues to loss of finances to national security concerns.
To address this important topic we invited a panel of witnesses to discuss the current landscape of cyber security and what steps can be taken to make Canada a leader in the promotion and protection of online data.
- David Murakami Wood: Canadian Research Chair for the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queens University
- Claude A. Sarrazin: President of SIRCO
- Bonnie Butlin: National Coordinator and Chair of the National Council of the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance
- Peter Sloly, MBA, OOM: Executive Director, Risk Advisory/Cyber, National Lead for Security & Justice Sector at Deloitte Canada
This meeting took place
Wednesday October 19th, 2016
9:15 am – 11:15 am
Room 160S, Centre Block