Canada to launch cyber attacks on other nation governments


Canada is all set to launch cyber attacks on other national governments and terrorist organization as soon as it’s new National Security Legislation comes into power. Thus, as soon as the legislation comes into effect, the security officials will officially have the ability to launch cyber attacks against foreign actors, including terror groups and even other governments who have been intimidating the federal government in cyberspace.

The move is said to push Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) to a much more offensive posture when it comes to the activity of dealing with cyber threats.

As of now, CSE doesn’t have the authority to take action against cyber crooks targeting outside of government of Canada networks. But as soon as the new legislation passes, CSE will have the authority to conduct both defensive cyber operations and active cyber operations and this includes cyber operations launched with advance national objectives.

According to the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, Canada plans to launch cyber attacks against nations, foreign actors, organizations, states, and individuals involved in terrorist activities.

So, anything and everything which attempts to compromise the national security in Canadian cyberspace will be counter attacked and disabled by the Fed from now.

However, the legislation strictly outlines the fact that the security authorities will not be permitted to cause death or bodily harm by launching counter-cyber attacks. Furthermore, the authorities will not be permitted to obstruct, pervert, or defeat the course of justice or democracy during the course of their counter cyber attacks.

But what is the guaranty that the rules on paper will be practiced in reality…?

What if the security officials start spying on developed nations with the tools and infrastructure obtained in the name of national security……just think on it?

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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