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A senior federal cyber security expert says Canadian manufacturers need to work together to identify and solve problems with cyber security.

Such collaboration can help prevent or minimize government cyber security regulations, says Adam Hatfield, the Canadian Cyber Security Centre’s director of partnerships, as reported in IT World Canada.

Addressing a conference in Brampton, ON, Hatfield told attendees that if manufacturers talked to each other about cyber security, they would likely discover that security breaches of corporate networks are occurring frequently.

He also said companies should collaborate on formulating industry standards to make digital products more secure.

“Find your competitors and get together and say, ‘we’re going to put together a code of practice for how we put produce that stuff – how we maintain it in the field, how we ensure it is secure. If we find it’s insecure, how do we pull it back from the customer and fix it?’”

Read the IT World Canada report.

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