New Government of Canada program will help small and medium-sized organizations improve competitiveness
October 2, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario
By investing in cyber security, Canadian businesses are giving themselves a competitive advantage. Effective cyber security limits the direct and indirect impact of cyber attacks on a business, such as financial loss, litigation, and damage to its reputation and critical infrastructure. It not only protects a business but also inspires customer confidence and Canadians’ trust.
Today, at the start of Cyber Security Awareness Month, CyberSecure Canada is officially launching a web portal to help organizations obtain cyber certification. Canada’s cyber security certification program helps small and medium-sized organizations assess, plan and implement cyber security practices to guard against cyber attacks, protecting their business, their clients and their partners.
By obtaining CyberSecure certification, Canadian organizations will:
- protect their data and cyber activities;
- increase supply chain trust and confidence among suppliers, customers and investors;
- establish valued relationships with their partners and consumers, who will know steps have been taken to mitigate risks; and
- increase their competitive advantage.
Cyber Security Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public of the importance of cyber security. Led by the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), it is focused on helping all Canadians be more secure online by being informed and knowing the simple steps to take to protect themselves, their families, their workplace and their devices.
Cyber security is a challenge for all of Canada, and we need all Canadians to do their part to keep Canada cyber-safe!