In a 2011 document entitled “Beyond the Border: A Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness” this relationship was laid out for the purpose of “interweaving the two nations to increase the resiliency of our networks, enhance public-private partnerships, and build a culture of shared responsibility,” according to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of DHS.
Because governmental officials state that “the Internet knows no borders” there would only be benefits from creating “a shared infrastructure” to protect government secrets and digital information.
The connection between “vital cyber systems” is borne out of a “mutual interest in partnering to protect shared” organization. In Washington, DC and Ottawa, Canada there will be a collaboration of cyber security operation centers as well as shared information and the establishment of guidelines on private sector corporations. Added to this endeavor is the governmental alliance on propaganda methods to convince the citizens of both nations that cyber security must become an over-arching control by the two governments.