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SOME GREAT RESOURCES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CYBERCRIME
Check to see if your email address has ever been comprised in a data breach:  https://haveibeenpwned.com/
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g. West African Letters), and identification theft complaints.  Please visit their website:  http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security is the single unified source of expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for government, critical infrastructure owners and operations, the private sector and the Canadian public. With the Cyber Centre, Canadians have a clear and trusted place to turn to for cyber security issues.  Please visit their website:  https://www.cyber.gc.ca/en/
Introduction to Cybersecurity – Online Training — Click on a module, learn and test your knowledge:  https://www.cybersec101.ca/
Virus Total – Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware, automatically share them with the security community – https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/upload

Ontario Newsroom Ontario Newsroom

Statement

Statement by the Solicitor General on the Opening of the OPP’s New Cyber Operations Centre

September 30, 2019

Today, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones issued the following statement to mark the opening of a state-of-the-art Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) facility dedicated to cyber operations:”Today, alongside OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique, I had the privilege to be part of the opening ceremony for the OPP’s new, state-of-the-art Cyber Operations Centre.

With the rapid acceleration of technology and global access through the internet, crime has become increasingly sophisticated, dramatically changing the nature of policing and public safety in recent years. In addition to cyberbullying, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking, hacking, identity theft, online fraud, and ransomware, most criminal investigations rely on the recovery and analysis of some type of digital evidence — whether device-based or internet-based.

The Cyber Operations Centre will allow the OPP to host all of its cybercrime investigative and forensic digital evidence resources under one roof. Equipped with advanced technology, the facility will support more than 50 staff who will apply their expertise to support criminal investigations, performing tasks that will provide crucial evidence for both investigators and prosecutors.

Public safety is a fundamental responsibility of government, and we are determined to provide police officers with the tools, resources and support they need to combat crime on all fronts. We applaud the OPP for this endeavour.”

CONTACTS

Marion Isabeau-Ringuette
Solicitor General’s Office
Marion.IsabeauRinguette@ontario.ca

Brent Ross
Ministry of the Solicitor General
416-314-7024

Ministry of the Solicitor General
http://www.ontario.ca/mcscs