The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently released its report on privacy and cyber security that examines various cyber security challenges, including the complexity introduced by interconnected networks in cyberspace, the growing sophistication of attackers, the growing sophistication of threats and how they are moving to the mobile world, and the bigger risks introduced by ‘big data’.
The report also highlights that many organizations still do not prioritize breach prevention and preparedness. Cyber security policy developments are discussed in the report, followed by recommendations for building privacy values into cyber security programs and activities. The report advocates undertaking preventative measures to ensure security from the start, rather than mitigating cyber risks retroactively.
The report can be found at https://www.priv.gc.ca/information/research-recherche/2014/cs_201412_e.asp