What happens when the government shuts down the internet?
The federal government has ordered the internet to be shut down for up to 30 days for a cybersecurity drill.
The Public Safety Department said Tuesday that the government will begin testing the new system for a few hours a day, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of its cybersecurity measures.
“This will allow us to determine the impact of our efforts in an environment where cyberattacks continue to evolve and where vulnerabilities continue to grow,” said David Anderson, acting deputy minister of public safety and public safety services.
The drill, which is being held in the Ottawa airport, will involve a series of tests to ensure the system works in the worst-case scenario.
The tests will begin Tuesday afternoon and will run through Thursday, according to a release from the department.
In the first phase of the drill, a group of public servants will have to get through a series that includes answering a series for the public and entering a series on how to protect a critical infrastructure.
They will then have to figure out how to communicate with their government offices, including through email.
The first phase also includes a test of the government’s IT systems, with employees asked to perform “real world” tasks.
In total, there will be 10 workers participating in the drill.
It’s not clear how many workers will be involved in the exercise, but Anderson said it would be limited to the maximum number of public sector employees.
The government’s response came just days after a report from the auditor general said the government has not taken the right steps to deal with cyberattacks.
The auditor general’s report, released earlier this month, said the federal government is failing to act on the threat of cyberattacks because of a lack of funding.
In addition, the report found that the department has not fully integrated the cyber security systems it has and is using.
The department has spent $5 billion since 2008 on cybersecurity, including $2 billion in 2016.
It has also been hit by cyberattacks in the past.
The department lost a federal auditor’s investigation into a cybersecurity breach in 2012.
The Auditor General’s report found the department is not doing enough to protect its systems from cyber attacks.