Organizations and households should consider that the internet is one of the most important networks they use. Yet, most IT managers still draw it like a cloud when there are services that make up the fabric of the internet that can be used by them to be more cybersecure. This is where the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) comes in.
CIRA is a not-for-profit organization with over 20 years managing critical infrastructure in Canada. We work to make this fabric a critical tool that both organizations and households can use to help improve their security. This presentation will cover two of our cybersecurity initiatives for helping secure Canadian critical services and homeowners resulting in a more trusted Internet.
CIRA Canadian Shield is a free malware and phishing filtering service available to all households that leverages the same enterprise-level threat feed that our CIRA DNS Firewall uses to protect large organizations. During this presentation, we will discuss the architecture, security, and privacy capabilities of this service. We will also demonstrate some of the threat trends we have observed across the country based upon hundreds of thousands of users comparing households to businesses.
The CIRA IoT Registry makes it possible to manage a fleet of IoT devices and ensure they are not communicating with unauthorized parties. Many IoT devices including medical services, remote sensing, power plants, and municipal services are harder to secure and manage. The efficiency gains quickly evaporate, are hard to keep organized, and are notoriously vulnerable to cyber attacks. Our experts will show how the CIRA IoT Registry can provide a method to ensure secure device management.