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Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters.  The Canadian Security Intelligence Service warning last May highlights an additional risk for the energy sector, where opposition to pipelines has increased in Canada, home to the world’s third-largest oil reserves, and the United States.

Source: CBC News

Date: January 17th, 2017

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-pipelines-energy-security-risks-1.3939588

Discussion

1) What can the energy sector companies do to guard against this risk?

2) Are there any other sectors in the Canadian economy that are at particular risk from a cyber attack?

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