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Canada’s spy service warns our on-line world makes nation’s secrets and techniques extra weak – Nationwide

Canada’s spy service warns our on-line world makes nation’s secrets and techniques extra weak – Nationwide

A senior official at Canada’s spy service says the enlargement of our on-line world is making it simpler for overseas adversaries to pilfer secrets and techniques.

Cherie Henderson, an interim assistant director with the Canadian Safety Intelligence Service, tells a defence convention as we speak {that a} overseas agent not must sidle as much as their goal in a bar.

They are often at a keyboard in a foreign country, making an attempt to find a Canadian goal’s private system on a pc community.

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In some circumstances, Henderson says, data gleaned on-line may help make it potential to do old style espionage in individual.

She says there are lots of nations that need Canada’s top-notch know-how and don’t need to take the time to develop it themselves.

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Defence Minister Anita Anand informed the convention the Communications Safety Institution, Canada’s cyberspy company, is sharing menace intelligence with Ukraine to assist defend itself towards cyberattacks.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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