Cybersecurity Webinar & Blog Series Launched

Thought leaders in Canadian cybersecurity share their insights and contribute to building a collaborative community of cybersecurity specialists in research and education

[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE today launched a community webinar and blog series by thought leaders working in the Canadian research and education cybersecurity sector. The series will provide relevant, timely, and useful cybersecurity information to colleagues across Canada’s research and education communities and is designed to be responsive to evolving community needs.

Bob Gagne, Chair of the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee and former CIO at York University, has penned the first blog post in the series, Confronting Cybersecurity Risks Together, available now on the CANARIE website. Subsequent blog posts will be posted on the third Thursday of each month and promoted via CANARIE’s social media channels.

The webinar series will be held on the last Thursday of each month, at 1 p.m. ET.

The inaugural speaker for the webinar series is Lindsay MacDonald, Academic Sector Lead at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS). She’ll provide an overview of the CCCS and discuss cybersecurity services and tools available to the research and education community.

At the end of each webinar we’ll be asking participants what topics they want to see addressed, so be sure to join us to help shape the conversation!

Webinar Details
Canadian Centre for Cyber Security: Products and Services for the Academic Sector

January 28, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Register here:

For more information, please contact:

Ela Yazdani
Director of Communications
(613) 943-5432
[email protected]


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Together with our thirteen provincial and territorial partners, we form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.

Beyond the network, we fund and promote the development of software for research and national efforts to manage data generated from research. To strengthen the security of Canada’s research and education sector, we collaborate with our partners in the NREN, government, academia, and the private sector to fund, implement, and support cybersecurity initiatives. We also provide identity management services to the academic community and boost Canada’s startups with cloud resources and expertise in emerging technologies.

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