New cybersecurity bill requires ransomware disclosure

Global News is reporting on a new bill that will shortly be tabled in front of the Canadian parliament that requires businesses to report ransomware and other cyberattacks to the federal government. As reported by Global:

The legislation is intended to flesh out Liberal government efforts to protect critical infrastructure following last month’s announcement that Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE will be banned from Canada’s next-generation mobile networks.

This legislation is intended to be matched by similar legislation that would better shield national security infrastructure according to Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino. Already, the UK has taken similar steps, and Canada seeks to bring their cybersecurity measures into line with their partners and allies around the world.