Canadian Forum for Digital Infrastructure Resilience (CFDIR)

The Canadian Forum for Digital Infrastructure Resilience (CFDIR) is a voluntary, consensus-based and action-oriented public-private collaboration formed to enhance the resilience of the Canadian critical digital infrastructure, resulting in a trusted digital economy for Canadians and a thriving cyber security industry.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) established CFDIR in 2020, in part to support Canada’s National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure. Under this strategy, ISED is the lead federal department for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) critical infrastructure sector. CFDIR brings together key federal partners and industry to improve digital infrastructure resiliency.

Leadership

Government co-chair: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Industry co-chair: Accenture (March 2024 - March 2026)

 

Objectives

CFDIR will pursue several activities aimed to increase the resiliency of Canada’s digital infrastructure. Some activities include:

  • establish a trusted public-private forum for information exchange
  • define a collaborative risk management model to raise the bar on cyber security and ICT critical infrastructure resilience across the Canadian economy
  • provide a vehicle for industry to inform and advise government
  • plan for the deployment of disruptive technologies such as quantum, blockchain and artificial intelligence
  • position Canada as a proving ground for cyber-resilient solutions that can be exported globally
  • promote and align Canadian positions on cyber security internationally
Membership

CFDIR industry membership is by invitation-only and includes private sector organizations with significant business activities in the ICT sector and considerable impact on the Canadian economy. Member organizations are represented by senior executives, such as Chief Technology Officers (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISO). As the forum evolves and needs arise, additional stakeholders may be added in the future, either as CFDIR members or as project specific experts.

Government members

Industry members

Working groups

CFDIR working groups implement agreed-upon projects. Current focus areas include:


Cloud Resilience

Quantum Readiness

Supply Chain Assurance

Internet Resilience
 

Rapid Response
(e.g. to the COVID-19 pandemic)
 
Publications

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Contact the CFDIR Secretariat.