Assessing cyber threats to Canadian infrastructure: PS73-2/2012-10-01E-PDF

The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to examine the cyber threat environment confronting Canada’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), with a particular focus on four key sectors and their inter-dependencies, namely Energy and Utilities, Transportation, Finance, and Information and Communications Technology; (2) to identify those entities with the capability and political/ideological motivation to launch cyber attacks against this country’s CNI and pose a threat to our national interests; and (3) to discuss the role of intelligence in countering these threats. The cyber activities of criminals and organized crime gangs that are motivated by financial or material gain are excluded from this study.

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Department/Agency Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
Title Assessing cyber threats to Canadian infrastructure
Series Title Occasional papers ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation des cybermenaces pesant contre les infrastructures du Canada. “March 2012.”
Date [2012]
Number of Pages 57 p.
Catalogue Number
  • PS73-2/2012-10-01E-PDF
Subject Terms Computer crime, Infrastructures, Security intelligence