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CIRA’s committee appearance on Bill C-26

By Byron Holland
President and CEO

On February 1st, I appeared in front of parliamentarians studying Bill C-26, An Act Respecting Cyber Security, at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU).  

I discussed CIRA’s support for the objectives of the Bill and offered three recommendations to strengthen Part II, the Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act, with respect to oversight, information-sharing, and transparency. We believe our proposed amendments would foster Canadians’ and critical infrastructure operators’ trust in the bill. 

About the author
Byron Holland

Byron Holland (MBA, ICD.D) is the president and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the national not-for-profit best known for managing the .CA domain and developing new cybersecurity, DNS, and registry services.

Byron is an expert in internet governance and a seasoned entrepreneur. Under Byron’s leadership, CIRA has become one of the leading ccTLDs in the world, with over 3 million domains under management. Over the past decade, he has represented CIRA internationally and held numerous leadership positions within ICANN. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for TORIX, and is a member of the nominations committee for ARIN. He lives in Ottawa with his wife, two sons, and their Australian shepherd, Marley.

The views expressed in this blog are Byron’s opinions on internet-related issues, and are not necessarily those of the organization.