October is Cybersecurity Month in Canada
October is national cyber security month. The federal government has put together a toolkit, which can be found online at www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/csam-tlkt-en.aspx Each week of the month highlighted a different aspect of cyber security including:
• How cyber threats work
• How to protect yourself
• How to protect your small business
• How we can work together The Chamber Network has also been working at the national level to help protect businesses and have measures in place so that they can keep up with the changing technology. Most recently, delegates at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting in Saint John, New Brunswick passed a resolution asking for more government integration to punish cyber criminals as well continued investment in the national cyber security centre to ensure Canada is investigating and warning the public about new and emerging cyber threats. A policy resolution in 2017 authored by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce sparked by MicroAge Technology with the recommendation that the federal government allow SMEs to write off 100% of their business investments in cybersecurity-related software, equipment and other costs (support services and outsourcing costs) in the year those investments are made.