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Feds earmark $155M to fight cyber threats

The federal government is beefing up its cyber security systems with $155 million over five years.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says the money will help secure infrastructure and government networks.

He says some of the support will go to the government’s cyber incident response centre.

That’s a national body which monitors evolving online threats, offers advice on security and co-ordinates responses to cyber attacks.

The money extends a government program originally funded with $90 million over five years.

Toews says the government wants to assure people that government networks and the personal information they contain are secure.