The Internet And Its Effects On The Environment

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Introduction Cyberspace has allowed people around the world to be interconnected each other to exchange ideas, services, or friendship. The development of technology and information systems has brought numerous advantages in various sectors of life including government, industry, banking, commerce, and so on. Consequently, there is a growing dependency on the utilization of the information technology. Canada along with the other developed countries has increasingly relying on internet services and information systems for multiple purposes. In other words, the internet has become a part of the day-to-day lives of Canadians with the figure shows that 87 per cent of Canadian households are connected to the internet nowadays. Unfortunately, all of the reliance on the internet might be detrimental due to the vulnerability that exists in this virtual world. This susceptibility could be exploited by criminals, terrorists, or foreign espionage for their own purposes. The movement of the nature of threats from physical to virtual dimensions has created a major shift in the development of strategies by the government around the world to meet the new challenges. In 2010, the Canadian government has published “Canada 's cyber security strategy: For a stronger and more prosperous Canada”, a strategic platform to secure the Canadian cyberspace. However, although embracing cyber technology and obtain considerable advantages from it, the Canadian cyber security strategy does not reflect
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