CSE Statement on the NotPetya Malware

A safe and secure cyber space is important for the stability of Canada and the safety and prosperity of all Canadians.

Many of Canada’s allies and partners have made statements regarding the malware known as NotPetya. CSE also assesses that actors in Russia were responsible for developing NotPetya. Canada condemns the use of the NotPetya malware to indiscriminately attack critical financial, energy, government, and infrastructure sectors around the world in June 2017. 

As previously stated, the Government of Canada continues to strongly oppose the use of cyberspace for reckless and destructive criminal activities. We remain committed to working with our allies and partners to maintain the open, reliable and secure use of cyber space.

CSE works diligently with Shared Services Canada and our other partners to ensure Government of Canada networks are well defended against this type of attack. We are pleased to say there is no indication that Government of Canada systems were negatively impacted or that any information – personal or otherwise – was compromised.

CSE’s dynamic cyber defence security systems remain ready to defend Government of Canada systems and help protect against any future attacks.

These systems allow CSE to work with our domestic and international partners to help keep Canada safe from malicious cyber activities, regardless of the threat actor. Cyber security remains a team effort. CSE always takes the opportunity to invite individual Canadians and organizations to read and follow our Top 10 IT Security Actions for important tips that will help protect against cyber threats like NotPetya.

Greta Bossenmaier
Chief, CSE