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Digital Policy Salon: Learning from 2019

Welcome to the fourteenth issue of the Digital Policy Salon briefing. We look back to 2019 in this is
Digital Policy Salon
Digital Policy Salon: Learning from 2019
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Welcome to the fourteenth issue of the Digital Policy Salon briefing.
We look back to 2019 in this issue with our perspective piece and our featured research. Part 1 of a blog series on 2019 examines the contribution that the digital economy made to Canada, while our featured research takes a close look at one of Canada’s cybersecurity hubs: the province of New Brunswick, and its industry’s search for skilled professionals in a highly competitive sector. Looking forward to today, ICTC’s new whitepaper (to be featured in next week’s issue) discusses the Canadian policy landscape and the steps we can take to return to the successes of previous years with better outcomes for the environment, SMEs, supply chains, and workers. Don’t forget to register for our upcoming webinar on this paper, which will break down these policy recommendations.
Underlining the challenges that we face before we reach economic and social recovery, our interview piece from Senior Director of Research and Policy Alexandra Cutean examines the labour impacts of COVID-19, including consulting and remote work. Our second piece, the latest in our Tech and Human Rights Series, speaks with a scholar who takes a high-level approach to modeling the risks associated with emerging technologies. Finally, we’re reading about urban living patterns this week, and thinking about the potential long-term restructuring of the cities we’ve grown used to. Stay tuned and check out next week’s issue for more discussion of Canadian policy and our economic rebuild.
Tyler & Faun

Our Perspective
Digital Economy Annual Review 2019: Part 1
Special Events
Join Us For a Virtual Panel
Interviews in the Field
AI, Ethics, and Existential Risk
Dr Stuart Armstrong, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute
Dr Stuart Armstrong, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute
Consulting and Global Mobility in the Time of COVID-19
Audra Marshall, West Region Leader of International Assignment Services at RSM US LLP
Audra Marshall, West Region Leader of International Assignment Services at RSM US LLP
What We're Reading
Urban Living Might Just Survive Coronavirus
Research Visualized
Across Canada and in New Brunswick, numerous industries employ cybersecurity professionals, but many businesses still see myriad barriers to hiring cybersecurity personnel. In a Canada-wide survey (Statistics Canada, 2017), businesses that did not hire any cybersecurity personnel reported two main reasons for this: (a) using external consultants rather than their own staff, and/or (b) not feeling that cybersecurity was a high enough risk to their business. Cybersecurity consulting comprises a significant portion of the cybersecurity sector, and many organizations use consultants if and when they do not have the resources or perceived need to hire their own dedicated staff members. The two main reasons that respondents gave for not hiring cybersecurity personnel are broken down by industry in the chart below.
Two Main Reasons for not Having Employees Responsible for Cybersecurity by industry, Canada 2017 - Source: Searching for Hidden Talent: Experience and Expertise in New Brunswick’s Cybersecurity Community, 2020
Two Main Reasons for not Having Employees Responsible for Cybersecurity by industry, Canada 2017 - Source: Searching for Hidden Talent: Experience and Expertise in New Brunswick’s Cybersecurity Community, 2020
Our Research
Searching for Hidden Talent: Experience and Expertise in New Brunswick’s Cybersecurity Community
Twitter Highlights
Dr. Theresa Tam
Today’s #COVID19 in 🇨🇦 info and updates:

➡️#GOC website on #coronavirus disease: https://t.co/PwqoGtOkNL
➡️COVID-19 Situational Awareness Dashboard: https://t.co/BhX8xDNLMM
➡️PHAC Detailed Epidemiological Summary of COVID-19 in Canada report: https://t.co/ShnSU1JLpA https://t.co/zmJlofNeNn
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