February 04, 2014 15:41 ET
Program to provide funding to improve security of Canada's vital cyber systems
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2014) -
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today launched the Cyber Security Cooperation Program (CSCP), a new five-year funding initiative to support projects that will contribute to the security of Canada's vital cyber systems. Minister Blaney also announced the program's first call for proposals.
A total of $1.5M in grants and contributions will be available for initiatives that will improve cyber security in Canada by increasing access to tools, guidelines and best practices by industry, critical infrastructure and government.
"By supporting projects that contribute to greater cyber security, our Government continues to underscore its commitment to defending Canada and to securing vital cyber systems, as outlined in Canada's Cyber Security Strategy."
- The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
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Jean-Christophe de Le RueDirector of CommunicationsOffice of the Minister of Public Safety andEmergency Preparedness613-991-2924Media RelationsPublic Safety Canada613-991-0657
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