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Canada’s Energy Sector: Fight Against Cyber Attacks

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As cyber threats become more common, difficult, and expensive, there has never been a greater need to make Canada’s energy systems more secure and resistant to them.

Protecting the energy sector is important for the economy, the environment, and national security. It is also important to make sure that the technologies that will help Canada reach net zero by 2050 can be used safely.

The Minister of Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced on Wednesday a $156,514 investment in a “playbook,” which is a set of instructions and regulations that organizations in the energy sector in Canada can use to battle and recover from cyberattacks.

The Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) Cyber Security Incident Response Playbook was developed by the Canadian engineering consulting firm BBA. It uses best-in-industry practices to build a strong and successful cyber security response while also preparing organizations in case of an emergency.

The playbook was presented to people during Public Safety Canada’s March 2022 virtual Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Symposium.

BBA is an expert in power, mining and metals, biofuels, as well as oil and gas. They focus on developing cutting-edge knowledge and making solutions that are reliable, durable, and modern. In 2020, it came up with a method, which was also paid for by CCEIP, to help companies find and deal with cyber risks related to operational equipment.

In support of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy, the Cyber Security and Critical Energy Infrastructure Program (CCEIP) has been given $2.42 million over five years to improve the cyber security of both domestic and international energy infrastructure.

Working together, the Government of Canada is ensuring that key energy infrastructure in Canada is secure and reliable while also fighting cyber threats.

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