The sheer power of “hactivism” to disrupt eCommerce and perpetrate cybertheft, is attracting technically savvy groups with more ambitious agendas then activism...
Author - Robert Dick
Mr. Robert Dick was appointed Director General, National Cyber Security, in the Department of Public Safety Canada on April 12, 2010, with responsibility for developing and implementing a cyber security strategy for Canada. In this capacity, Mr. Dick is accountable to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and National Security, for leading and coordinating policy and actions across the Government of Canada to strengthen and promote cyber security in government, industry, and among Canadians.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Dick served 9 years in varying capacities at the Privy Council Office, most recently as Director of Operations (Priorities and Planning), where he was responsible for advising on the development and implementation of the whole of the Government's agenda, and managed policy retreats for Cabinet and Deputy Ministers. Prior to that, as Director of Operations, Economic and Regional Development Policy, Mr. Dick oversaw issues management and provided advice on economic matters, including transportation, industry, trade, and energy.
Originally from Winnipeg, Mr. Dick holds a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Manitoba.