We have been made aware of recent scams impersonating the Cyber Centre. We do not make unsolicited telephone calls to individual Canadians. Any unsolicited phone calls to a private citizen claiming to be from the Cyber Centre are fraudulent. If you receive a call claiming to come from us, please call us 1-833-CYBER-88 or email email@example.com to verify its legitimacy.
If you believe a cyber incident is an imminent threat to life or of a criminal nature, please contact your local police services (911) or the RCMP.
Report a cyber incident
Reporting a cyber incident helps the Cyber Centre keep Canada and Canadians safe online. Your information will enable us to provide cyber security advice, guidance and services.
Privacy notice statement
The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals, which includes safeguarding the personal information that you provide to CSE voluntarily. The personal information that you provide is collected under the authority of the Communications Security Establishment Act to provide advice, guidance and services to help ensure the protection of electronic information and information infrastructures of importance (collectively referred to as ‘systems of importance’) to the Government of Canada (GC). Failure to provide some personal information requested may result in CSE being unable to provide the necessary advice, guidance and services to ensure the protection of systems of importance to the GC.
Personal information will be retained in accordance with the Privacy Act, the Privacy Regulations and the Library and Archives of Canada Act. Personal information collected may be shared with relevant stakeholders for the fulfillment of their lawful duties in accordance with CSE authorities and policies when necessary to protect federal institutions’ electronic and information infrastructures or infrastructures designated as being of importance to the GC.
Protecting your personal information involves the use of appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security safeguards. These measures are employed by CSE to protect your personal information against loss or theft; unauthorized access, use, or disclosure; as well as unauthorized modification or destruction. The personal information that you provide is retained in the Cyber Defence Personal Information Bank – CSE PPU 007 (see CSE's Info Source) and the Public Communications Personal Information Bank – PSU 914 (see Treasury Board of Canada Secretariate Standard Personal Information Banks). You have a right of access to, correction and protection of, your personal information under the Privacy Act. You may avail yourself of these rights by contacting CSE’s Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org You are also entitled to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada concerning the handling of your personal information.
How to stay connected
In order to receive feeds you must have an aggregator, otherwise called a feed reader.
There are several types of feed readers:
- Web-browsers – the latest version of most web-browsers have feed readers built in, or available as a plug-in.
- Web-based feed readers – usually involves creating an account and then subscribing to all your favorite sites and blogs that provide RSS feeds.
- Stand-alone feed readers – these can be downloaded from the web and installed on your computer.
- Email – newer email systems have built in feed readers and older email systems can be made RSS feed compatible by downloading a free add-on.
- Email RSS services – allow you to register online to have the RSS feed sent directly to your email account.
Alerts and advisories
The Cyber Centre issues alerts and advisories on potential, imminent or actual cyber threats, vulnerabilities or incidents affecting Canada's critical infrastructure.