FireEye Chief Technology Officer Christopher Porter’s editorial piece today in The Ottawa Citizen could not have been more timely. He argued persuasively that not only do governments and the private sector need to work together to protect the electoral process from cyberthreats, but also that government needs to be more proactive in addressing policy gaps. https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/porter-if-we-want-to-protect-the-upcoming-federal-election-from-cyberthreats-we-need-to-start-now
Yesterday’s announcement by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould that large companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft have signed onto a declaration promising to protect the integrity of the upcoming federal election is undoubtedly a good first step. We will be hoping for further announcements in the weeks and months ahead.