NRC network overhaul more than two years behind schedule, writes CP

January 14, 2016

Canada’s National Research Council will wait a minimum of two more years for a new computer system, and in the meantime, its researchers will have to work on an older system whose security has been compromised. These are the findings of an Access to Information request made by the Canadian Press. In July 2014, the NRC was forced to shut down its computer network after hackers repeatedly breached systems that housed sensitive research, trade secrets, and personal information. The following 12 months were supposed to see a $32.5 M overhaul of the network, and while many of the new and enhanced security measures are in place, the CP has said that the documents it obtained show that the new system will not be fully ready until July 2018. Ottawa Business Journal (CP)