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Open Source Software and Security

Open Source Software and Security

To follow up on the popular and engaging Armchair Discussion on open source software in October 2017, the School is pleased to offer another session on this timely and important topic. 

The previous session generated many questions about the security of open source software, the myths surrounding their use and the release of open source code. With the Government of Canada moving towards open standards for data and communications, these are significant issues in the information technology landscape.

Join us to hear from public service experts who will address your questions, share their experience and offer their recommendations on how to debunk the cybersecurity myths related to open source software.

Event Information

This learning activity is designed for all public servant groups and levels and is offered at no cost.


Date and Time:

May 1, 2018 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EDT)


  • John O'Brien, Senior Information Security Advisor, Canadian Digital Service
  • Po Tea-Duncan, Director for Strategy and Architecture, Cyber Security, Chief Information Officer Branch, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


Stéphane Cousineau, Deputy Director, Corporate Management Services Sector, and Chief Financial Officer, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada


English with interpretation in French

  • Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Available across Canada by webcast


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