The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) will be participating in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance (CCA) / Alliance canadienne sur la cybersécurité (ACC). The CCA-ACC (originally initiated as the Inter-Association Working Group on Cyber Security – IAWGCS) is a voluntary, non-hierarchical, not-for-profit agile network, founded by Grant Lecky in 2013. The primary purpose of the CCA-ACC is to enhance the professionalization of the Canadian cyber domain through effective inter-association engagement and knowledge-sharing.
To date, more than 90 associations with a stake in cyber security have confirmed their participation in the CCA-ACC, making this initiative unprecedented in both scale and scope. Each of the participating associations contribute their own unique perspective on the Canadian cyber landscape.
The CCA-ACC is administered by a National Council, whose role includes maintaining the structure of the CCA-ACC itself, and facilitating inter-association dialogue.
PACC President Sharon Polsky, MAPP, will be the primary association representative to participate on behalf of PACC.
The Alliance is a national network that contributes to an increased understanding of the current state of cybersecurity in Canada, and the identification of future directions for research, education, dialogue and professionalization of the domain.
Alliance members include the Canadian branch of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Risk Management, Gaming Security Professionals of Canada, the Canadian branch of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), the Association de la sécurité de l’information du Québec (ASIQ), the Ottawa Area Security Klatch (OASK), the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, The Canadian Gas Association, the Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA), the Cloud Security Alliance (Canada), the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) , National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance Canada and others.