Security concept: Lock on digital screen, contrast, 3d render

ABSTRACT: The phenomenon of cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, or even the first examples of using cyberspace to conduct military operations has convinced decision-makers that new solutions to security challenges need to be implemented. Cyber attacks in Estonia and Georgia, multiple incidents in the United States and the Stuxnet worm attack proved that computer networks have became a theatre of rivalry, not only between states but also between non-state actors (such as terrorist groups or criminal organisations). Therefore, there is a rising need to investigate how different governments react to cyber threats. This article presents the significance of cyberspace in Canadian security policy in the perspective of international solutions within this domain.

KEYWORDS: Cyber security, stuxnet, security policy, Canada, cyber terrorism