The Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP) was created back in 1996 with the declared goal of protecting, developing and improving the Internet use in Canada. Focused on mutual interests of Canada and other international entities to create a safer, more secure Internet, connectivity and online services. The organization aims to deter any type of online abuse or related behavior that might endanger the freedom or dignity of the Canadian citizens. Providing competitive Internet services is another declared goal of the organization.
While in 2004 cyber threats were considered low-risk, things are different in today’s climate. At least when it comes to national security, cyber attacks are considered to be just as dangerous as terrorist attacks. The cybersecurity strategy aims to consolidate Canada’s position regarding Government’s security in the online, but also citizen’s security. The matter is a problematic one because the Internet, at its origins didn’t aim to be a secure virtual space, but to make information more accessible and facile, for all categories. From where cyber security concerns arise. CAIP aims to consolidate both security and online freedom, but also to encourage competitiveness in the sector. In 2016, there were multiple types of cyber attacks that aimed at different assets.
CAIP’s main objectives are described initially an organization’s information.
CAIP has a standard procedure when it comes to taking action against Internet providers. First, the association will identify reliable information regarding the abusive content. Second, the association, with the help of legal authorities will review the abusive content. And lastly, the association will notify the creator, providing a timeframe of seven days for them to reply to the sent notification, before taking any further legal steps.
Cyber security threats increase in frequency and change their nature, which makes them more dangerous than they were previously thought to be.Read More