Funded Initiatives

The multi-stakeholder Cybersecurity Advisory Committee defines and prioritizes the initiatives that will be funded and supported through the Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP).

Initiative prioritization is based on three guiding principles – those that:

  • support the evolution of a complementary set of capabilities at all layers – from local to national – to collectively enhance overall cybersecurity posture for the sector.
  • address priorities or gaps with the greatest potential to advance cybersecurity posture across the broadest portion of the ecosystem.
  • primarily benefit the entire R&E system. All eligible organizations should be able to participate in and/or benefit from initiatives funded by the program.

The first three initiatives that will be made available to CIP participants:

Fall 2020

Funding implementation, support, and training across 200+ Eligible Organizations connected to the NREN

Early 2021

Funding participation, support, & training to 200+ Eligible Organizations connected to the NREN

Spring 2021

Funding implementation, support, & training for all Eligible Organizations not yet enrolled in the Joint Security Project (JSP)

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Program News

January 18, 2021

Cybersecurity Webinar & Blog Series Launched

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January 18, 2021

Confronting Cybersecurity Risk Together

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November 30, 2020

Announcing a New, National Program to Fund Cybersecurity Initiatives Across Canada’s Research and Education Sector

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