Joint Research Office

Cyber Security Research and Experimental Development Program

In response to Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy (CCSS), this paper offers a research and experimental development program description required to establish a secure, stable and resilient information technology infrastructure. Informed by national and international strategies, roadmaps and problem books (some of which are summarized herein), a research context for investigating the cyber security challenge is presented. In addition, a set of guiding principles are formulated to ensure the cyber security research program addresses the desired improvements, outcomes, and guidance stated in CCSS. Constrained by the context, and satisfying the principles, specific cyber security related capability gaps and operational limitations are described including associated research topics. Given the dynamic attributes of cyber space, this program description is, in fact, an evergreen document and will be periodically updated to reflect cyber space and cyber security evolution.

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