Canada has embraced the Internet like no other nation in the world. Information and communications technology has contributed tremendously to our economic prosperity, national security and quality of life, while states, non-state actors, organized criminal organizations, terrorists and individuals simultaneously utilize the Internet for malevolent activities making Canada, and Canadians, vulnerable.
As cyberspace is indeed global and not governed by traditional regimes of law and normative behaviour, it requires individuals, corporate and state level actors to cooperate and pool resources. This roundtable will explore the current cyber security policy environment, outline the threats posed to Canadians and highlight opportunities currently available to Canadian policy makers to shape the international cyber landscape. Panelists include Ambassador (Ret’d) Paul Meyer, Senior Fellow at The Simons Foundation, an Adjunct Professor of International Studies and a Centre of Dialogue Fellow in International Security; Commodore Darren Hawco, Director General Cyberspace at National Defence Headquarters.
The Atlantic Council of Canada (ACC) promotes knowledge about the transatlantic relationship between Canada, the United States and European nations, and its critical importance to Canadian culture, security and economic prosperity. The ACC’s upcoming roundtable on international cyber security is the first of its kind on the West Coast, and the organization’s contribution to Cyber Security Awareness Month!
For more information, visit the ACC’s website.
Sincere thanks to sponsors, SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, School for International Studies and The Simons Foundation.
An Atlantic Council of Canada Roundtable Discussion
When: Tuesday, October 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: SFU Harbour Centre – 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Joseph and Rosalie Segal Centre, 1410
Registration: Admission is FREE – Register now at www.accvanrountable.eventbrite.com
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