December 10, 2023

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Northwest Territories government spent $716,000 to address cybersecurity breach

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Northwest Territories government spent 6,000 to address cybersecurity breach

The territorial government has released few details, citing confidentiality reasons. 

Todd Sasaki, a spokesman for the Department of Finance, did not respond to questions about the date and time the attack occurred and how the territory’s information technology systems were affected.

“Keeping the details of cybersecurity events and our response private makes it harder for cyber threat actors to exploit vulnerabilities or discover attack vectors,” Sasaki wrote in an email Tuesday.

He added the territorial government actively monitors for suspicious activity and that it “will continue to regularly assess its technologies and capabilities to keep pace with the increasing threats posed by cyber threat actors.”

“All organizations are under constant threat if they are connected to the internet as criminals increasingly leverage vulnerabilities in technology and people to obtain confidential and proprietary information,” Sasaki wrote. 

“When this happens, the GNWT mobilizes all available resources to identify and resolve breaches and takes appropriate steps to prevent similar breaches from happening in the future.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2023. 

The Canadian Press

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