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US and Canada Launch Joint Cybersecurity Plan 42

Posted by samzenpus
from the when-our-powers-combine dept.
wiredmikey writes "Canada and the United States announced Friday they were launching a joint cybsersecurity plan that aims to better protect critical digital infrastructure and improve the response to cyber incidents. Under the action plan, the US Department of Homeland Security and Public Safety Canada will cooperate to protect vital cyber systems and respond to and recover from any cyber disruptions, by improving collaboration on managing cyber incidents between their respective cyber security operation centers, enhancing information sharing and engagement with the private sector and pursuing US-Canadian collaboration to promote cyber security awareness to the public."
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US and Canada Launch Joint Cybersecurity Plan

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  • by vlm (69642) on Sunday October 28, 2012 @03:04PM (#41798661)

    Under the action plan, the US Department of Homeland Security and Public Safety Canada will cooperate to

    send lots of money in no bid contracts to major campaign donors

    improve the response to cyber incidents

    fill viagra prescriptions for pennies on the dollar in Canada?

  • Hand washing (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 28, 2012 @03:16PM (#41798727)

    Great. Since the net infrastructure of both countries is tightly interconnected, this means that whenever the US wants to do something shady, they can now do it it Canada, and viceversa. In fact, it makes it very easy to bypass local law and regulations...

  • by rueger (210566) * on Sunday October 28, 2012 @03:30PM (#41798837) Homepage
    For those not up on our current government, what really happened was the American government phoned up Canada and said "We've decided that you need to tie your cyber infrastructure into ours, and accept whatever controls we demand of it."

    Where upon our Prime Minister jumps to his feet, tugs his forelock and chirps "Yes! Sir!"
  • by fox171171 (1425329) on Sunday October 28, 2012 @03:53PM (#41798979)
    Since it doesn't take millions of dollars to figure out "don't connect critical infrastructure to the internet", I assume this is more pandering to the corporations/media industries and not really about protection of infrastructure..

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