April 15, 2014:  Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE) announces new Knowledge Mobilization Network in Cybersecurity 

The Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE), hosted by the University of Montreal, has been awarded federal funding to take the latest research findings related to cybersecurity and turn them into better policies and practices to help protect Canadian governments and companies from current and future on-line security threats. 

SERENE’s seventeen professors, from six disciplines, at eleven partner universities, along with government and industry partners will participate in activities to provide Canadians with a safer on-line experience, protect privacy and help this country’s digital economy continue to grow. ISSNet co-Investigators, Sonia Chiasson, as Deputy Director, José Fernandez and Scott Knight will be joining the SERENE Director, Benoît Dupont in the new network.

The official launch of SERENE will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Ottawa.  For more information regarding the launch, please contact Léa Ledoux at el.ledoux@umontreal.ca

For more information regarding the NCE-KM please visit the NCE web site at this link .  

April 11, 2014:  Employment Opportunity available with Bell

Bell is currently seeking a candidate for the position of Senior Manager – Information Security Response.  Reporting to the Director – Information Security, this person is responsible for the business model around eDeiscovery and eForensics.  Click here for additional information.

March 27, 2014CFP: Workshop: Who are you?! Adventures in Authentication, SOUPS Conference Dates – July 9 – 11, 2014

Larry Koved from IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Elizabeth Stobert, NSERC ISSNet Alumni, and PhD student, Computer Science, Carleton University are organizing a workshop entitled, “Who are you?! Adventures in Authentication”, which will be held in conjunction with SOUPS 2014 in Menlo Park, California.  If you are working in this area, please submit a 1-2 page position statement that expresses the nature of your interest in the workshop; the statement should include the aspects of authentication of interest to you, including the topic(s) that you would like to discuss during the workshop and panel discussions.  Additional information and instructions for submitting the position statements can be found here.
Submissions should be made via EasyChair WAY 2014 web site:                                                      


Submission deadline, May 15, 2014, 5pm PDT
Submitted by: Elizabeth Stobert, PhD student, School of Computer Science, Carleton University.

November 6, 2013:  City of Ottawa announces the launch of VENUS

Yesterday, the City of Ottawa announced the launch of VENUS Cybersecurity Corporation, a “New national Cybersecurity centre of excellence to be created in Orléans”.  From the news release, “VENUS (Virtual Environment for Networks of Ubiquitous Security) will act as a business incubator…attract new companies to Ottawa...stimulate future job creation…seek to address the threat posed by cyberattacks to Canadian citizens, businesses and government…carry out research and development projects…expand cybersecurity education…and produce recommendations for action.”  VENUS was described by Tony Bailetti during his presentation at the NSERC ISSNet Summer Security Week in Calgary in July. 

The full news release can be found at: