Canada Opens Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Research Center
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Comments

The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity-NRC Cybersecurity Collaboration Consortium (CNCCC) opened in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This innovative hub, established by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of New Brunswick's Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC), will lead to discoveries and advances in cybersecurity including publications, patents and the commercialization of technology, as well as provide training opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

The CNCCC will conduct cybersecurity research for critical infrastructure with a focus on internet of things (IoT) security, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and natural language processing. While cyber threats are increasing in sophistication and magnitude, there is enormous potential for Canadian digital innovation and expertise in cybersecurity. Through its research in secure and resilient Canadian systems, the CNCCC will contribute to the government of Canada's National Cyber Security Strategy to help better protect Canadians from cybercrime, respond to evolving threats, and defend critical government and private sector systems.

To help position Canada as a global leader, the NRC is increasing its collaboration with regional ecosystems and with universities, polytechnic institutions and colleges, and establishing collaboration centers across the country. The CIC at UNB is a multidisciplinary training, research and development, and entrepreneurial unit that draws on the expertise of researchers in the social sciences, business, computer science, engineering, law and science. The CIC develops and implements novel approaches to address security challenges in cyberspace, and to ensure the survivability, reliability and performance objectives of cyber infrastructure under malicious and uncertain environments.

The NRC and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) have been collaborating in the field of cybersecurity for two years. The new Cybersecurity Collaboration Consortium builds on a 15-year relationship of scientific innovation between the NRC and UNB.

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