By Brent J. Arnold

A report released by the Canadian Senate on Oct. 29, 2018, provocatively titled: Cyber.assault: It should keep you up at night, raises alarm about the state of cyber security in Canada, and calls for the creation of a new federal ministry to fend off cyber attacks.

The report, originally mandated for release in June but extended to the fall, follows a year of hearings with testimony from public and private stakeholders from Public Safety Canada, the Communications Security Establishment and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to the Bank of Canada, MasterCard and the Canadian Bankers Association.