Cyber threats to Canada’s democratic process: D96-2/2017E-PDF

“The recent cyber threat activity against the democratic process in the United States and Europe has raised concerns about similar threats to Canada. In this assessment, we consider the cyber threats to Canada’s democratic process at the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal levels of government. We restrict our analysis of the democratic process to three important aspects that adversaries can target: elections, political parties and politicians, and the media. To better understand the threat environment, CSE examined cyber threat activity against democratic processes both in Canada and around the world over the past ten years. In this assessment, we review cyber capabilities and how adversaries use these capabilities in sophisticated ways to influence a democratic process. We provide our assessment of cyber threat activity targeting democratic processes – both around the world and in Canada – and what we expect to see against the 2019 federal election, political parties and politicians, and the media relevant to the election"--Executive summary, p. [4].

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Department/Agency Communications Security Establishment (Canada)
Title Cyber threats to Canada’s democratic process
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Cybermenaces contre le processus démocratique du Canada.
Date [2017]
Number of Pages 36 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • D96-2/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Computer crime, Elections, Media, Political parties