NSERC ISSNet Summer Security Week: July 15-19, Calgary, AB
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The primary focus of ISSNet is computer and network security emphasizing computer systems research, with an experimental or observational approach. This "hands on" research is directly related to the Internet wherever possible.
Our network consists of leading researchers in computer and network security and related areas from academia, industry and both provincial and federal governments.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
October 3, 2014: Information Systems Security Tenure Track Faculty Position
Candidates are invited to apply for one full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Information Systems Security. Applicants must possess a PhD in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates must possess a strong expertise in one of the following areas: Mining Big Data for Privacy and Security, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Application and Systems Security, Privacy, and Embedded Systems Security. Candidates must have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition through original and creative high-calibre research. Please apply to:
October 2, 2013: Canada Research Chair, Cyber Security - Opportunity Available at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering is inviting applications for a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 position in the area of Cyber Security. Applicants should be internationally recognized as leaders in the field of Cyber Security with excellent track records in leading major research initiatives; attracting strong external funding; supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, they must propose an original, innovative and research program of the highest quality. Applicants must possess a PhD degree in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates must possess a strong expertise in one of the following: Information Systems Security, Network Security, Wireless and Mobile Security, Operating Systems Security, Malware Analysis, Application and Software Security, Privacy, and Cyber Forensics. Please apply to: