Tag: public safety canada

Time to Review How RCMP Can Best Serve Communities, Union Head Says

OTTAWA—The head of the RCMP officers’ union says it’s time for a basic look at how the national police force can best serve communities across the country. Brian Sauve, president of the National Police Federation, says such a review could help figure out how many members are needed—and where—to address problems such as rural crime….

Trudeau Liberals Eye Security Threats to Canada’s Economy With Governmentwide Plan

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is pressing ahead with efforts to counter economic-based threats to national security, such as theft of valuable intellectual property and damage to critical energy and information networks. In its newly published plan for the coming year, Public Safety Canada says it will lead the development of a comprehensive framework across the government…

Audit Finds ‘No Formal Tracking’ of IT Security Incidents at Public Safety Canada

OTTAWA—An internal review has uncovered weak security practices when it comes to information technology at Public Safety Canada—from lax controls on the use of portable flash drives to inadequate awareness and training. The review found employees who were no longer with the department “still had privileged access to the network” and that some current employees…