Civil defence used to involve air raid wardens, ambulance drivers and rescue teams.
That was at the height of the Cold War, and the hot wars of the 20th century that preceded it. These days, it means taking the fight online — against hackers and cyber criminals looking to take down or ransom critical infrastructure, such as hospitals.
The COVID-19 crisis has prompted Canadian IT professionals to form an all-volunteer cyber defence team to protect Canada’s hospitals, health-care providers, municipalities and critical infrastructure from online attacks during the COVID-19 crisis.
The SecDev Group, which has pioneered advanced analytics and cyber safety, has been spearheading the recruitment effort and has asked information technology professionals to step up and provide preventative measures and remedial services.
Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Date: March 26th, 2020
- What skills do you think it takes to be on a Cyber Defense Team?
- What are you doing to make sure you have basic cybersecurity skills?
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