Over the past week, major initiatives have been launched in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom focused on enhancing cybersecurity.
In Canada last week, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and a group of leading Canadian companies recently announced plans for an independent, not-for-profit organization, the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX), to help Canadian businesses and consumers guard against cyber attacks.
Launching in 2016, the CCTX will work to share information about cyber threats and vulnerabilities among businesses, government and research institutions. It will provide its members and the general public with analysis of cybersecurity issues and act as a point of contact for cyber information-sharing organizations in other countries.
“Cybersecurity is top of mind for companies and institutions around the world,” said John Manley, President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. “CCTX will help member firms and organizations of all sizes by allowing them to gather, analyze and disseminate information about cyber attacks and mitigation options, and by building awareness of emerging cyber threats.”