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Thirty years of national security

Thirty years of national security

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was officially established on 16 July 1984. The past three decades have witnessed tectonic cultural, technological and geo-political changes across the world, including the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the globalization of terrorism and the emergence of the Internet. The environment in which CSIS operates is different today than it was 30 years ago, but our commitment to the protection of Canada’s national security interests and the safety of Canadians remains the same.

Three Decades

What's next?

CSIS is expected not only to detect and analyse current threats to Canada’s national security but to look out at the horizon and anticipate challenges before they fully emerge. This is a difficult task, which is why CSIS has become one of the most adaptable and professional intelligence services in the world – and why we will continue to be so over the next 30 years.

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