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:


October 21, 2013:  Postdoc position in Smartphone and Payment Security open at Carleton University

The Carleton Computer Security Lab (www.ccsl.carleton.ca) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada has a postdoc position open in smartphone and payment security.  This position is supervised by Prof. Anil Somayaji and is funded through industrial collaboration grants with international partners in both Canada and India.

The postdoc will work with a small team of graduate students in developing and testing mechanisms for securing mobile payment applications on smartphones using novel authentication, fraud detection, and systems security mechanisms.  This development will happen in close collaboration with the industry partners, with technology being transferred directly from the lab to product prototypes.  The team will also be publishing and patenting the developed work concurrently and aggressively.  As such, this position is best suited for researchers who wish to do research that is both commercially relevant and academically rigorous.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Computer Science in a related area including some combination of computer security, mobile computing, operating systems, and human-computer interaction.  Independence and an entrepreneurial spirit are essential.  The position will also involve public speaking to academic and industry-focused audiences. The initial contract for this postdoc will be for one year and is renewable for a second.  Depending upon the success of this joint venture, further employment opportunities may be available through our industry partners.

Candidates should send their current academic CV, contact information for three references, and a brief cover letter to Prof. Somayaji at soma@ccsl.carleton.ca with the words  "postdoc application" in the subject.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.