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The shadow war: What policymakers need to know about cybersecurity Eric Miller Vice President, Policy, Innovation, and Competitiveness Canadian Council.

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2 The shadow war: What policymakers need to know about cybersecurity Eric Miller Vice President, Policy, Innovation, and Competitiveness Canadian Council of Chief Executives March 9, 2015

3 3 3rd Platform 2005-Present 3rd Platform 2005-Present Cloud Big Data Social MOBILE DEVICES BILLIONS OF USERSBILLIONS OF APPS 2rd Platform rd Platform LAN/InternetClient/Server PC HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF USERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF APPS 1st Platform st Platform MainframeMini Computer TERMINALS MILLIONS OF USERS THOUSANDS OF APPS EVOLUTION OF COMPUTING Sources: Modified from IDC and RSA

4 Cyber Threats Fraud: Target 2013, Home Depot 2014 National Security: Estonia 2007, Iran Theft of IP/Assets: Finance/DRDC 2011, NRC 2014 Hackivism: Quebec 2012, “Anonymous” fights ISIS

5 New Technical Complexity  Spear phishing  Whaling  Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack  Botnets  Zero-day exploit  Watering hole attack  Extortionware  Exploit kits 5

6 The Dark Web 6 “Dark Web”: Collection of websites that are publicly visible but hide IP addresses of servers that run them. Everything from drugs and arms to fake passports and stolen credit cards for sale.

7 Internet of Things 7 Everything that is networked is hackable. By 2020, an estimated 40 billion devices will transmit data over the Internet. Security of devices running our lives will be huge challenge.

8 Collaboration: Key to Progress Neither government nor private sector can solve this challenge alone. Private sector owns 90% of critical infrastructure and most non-critical infrastructure in North America. 8

9 Collaboration: Key to Progress 2 Biggest companies invest heavily in cyber. Public sector makes laws and regulations and brings key capabilities to the table. Public sector also facilities information and capability sharing. 9

10 Closing Questions How do we as a country get ahead of this fast evolving challenge? Are there better ways to work with our allies on cybersecurity? What is the role of Parliament in addressing these challenges? 10

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