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United in Defence: October 2019

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October 18, 2019

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have been active this month, working with our allies to defend North America and our interests at home and abroad. Learn more:

Cyber Security

Did you know that October is Cyber Security Awareness Month? The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security is focused this month on sharing information about the simple steps we can take to protect ourselves, our families, our workplaces, and our devices. The Centre leads the government’s response to cyber security events, working to protect and defend the Canada’s valuable cyber assets. Personnel at the Centre work side-by-side with the private and public sectors to solve the most complex cyber issues. For more information on how to stay cyber secure, view the toolkit here.

In addition, Canadians like Chelsey Slack, Deputy Head of Cyber Defence at NATO, are working with our allies to build cyber defence capabilities and protect our citizens from cyber attaches. In the United States too, another Canadian, Brigadier-General Paul Peyton, is part of a Canadian contingent embedded at U.S. Cyber Command. In fact, over the summer, Canadians led a cyber military exercise designed to strengthen partnerships, Cyber Flag, in Suffolk, Virginia.


For 70 years, Canada has been an active NATO member, contributing to international peace and security. Throughout October, CAF members are participating in a variety of military exercises with their NATO Allies, including Exercise Silver Arrow, Exercise Joint Warrior and Exercise Dynamic Marnier. The exercises aim to improve Allied operations on land, at sea, and in the air.

Follow @CAFinUS to learn more about CAF’s work in the U.S. and abroad.

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