Battling botnets: A security balancing act

Where does responsibility lie for protecting Canadians from botnets and other malicious cyber threats? What role should the private sector, government, and Canada’s telecommunications providers play in protecting users?

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently proposed a new framework that would bring oversight to how internet service providers (ISPs) block traffic suspected of “malicious cyber activity.” What is at stake when it comes to a mandatory or voluntary network-blocking framework for providers, and the Canadians who rely on them for internet access?

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Meet our panelists (full bios below)

Additional panelists will be confirmed in the coming days.

  • Mark Buell, Regional Vice-President, North America, Internet Society
  • Byron Holland, President and CEO, CIRA
  • Andy Kaplan-Myrth, Vice-President, Regulatory and Carrier Affairs, TekSavvy Solutions
  • Leah Michalopulos, Director, Government Relations, Canadian Electricity Association
  • Moderator: Hannah Daley, Deputy Editor, The Wire Report

Why participate?

#1 Get informed: Gain insight into the CRTC’s proposal, why other stakeholders were invited to lend their voice, and what it could mean for you.
#2 Stay up to date: Learn about measures already in place to protect Canadians online, what more can be done, and what actions you can take to stay cyber safe.
#3 Ask your questions: Use our Social Q&A tool and upvote your questions for the panelists.
#4 Q&A with CIRA's President and CEO: CIRA members are invited to stay on for 30 minutes immediately following the panel discussion to learn more about CIRA’s proposal to the CRTC for protecting Canada’s internet infrastructure, CIRA’s free cybersecurity services, and other work we’re involved in to help keep Canadians safe online.




Participating by webcast

This member event will be fully virtual. Please follow the instructions below ahead of the event to make sure you will be able to connect without technical issues.

The webcast will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. You will be able to login to the webcast starting at 12:30 p.m. ET. To ensure you don’t miss anything, please login a few minutes ahead of the event.

Webcast links and login information will be emailed to registered participants the day before the event. Registration is required to participate in this virtual event.

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Join us virtually

Wednesday, June 23
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Registration is required BUT it's free!