On Thursday, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced over $500,000 over four years to the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance for their Cyber Security Capacity in Canadian Agriculture project.
This funding is made available under the Cyber Security Cooperation Program.
"Canadian agriculture is a critical and increasingly interconnected service, and it is a key part of our economy, trade, and food supply," said Blair. "This funding to the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance for their Cyber Security Capacity in Canadian Agriculture project will help foster collaboration and protect cyber systems from compromise."
This project will contribute to enhancing agricultural critical infrastructure protection in Canada. They will achieve this by assessing the cyber security capacity of the Canadian agricultural sector and engaging with Canadian farm operators and other stakeholders to promote awareness and develop resources related to cyber security of farming operations.
The Community Safety Knowledge Alliance is a non-profit corporation that mobilizes, integrates, and facilitates research and new knowledge development on community safety and well-being. They work with academia, government, research and technology organizations, industry and community agencies to achieve their goals and mission.