Fredericton Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity
Siemens Canada & Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity Collaborate on Cybersecurity and Privacy Technologies
Cybersecurity innovation relies on strategic industry partners working together to vigilantly protect critical infrastructures and defend the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. In May 2018, Siemens announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Centre in Fredericton. Now operational, the Centre focuses on research and development, consulting and managed services, and creating potential for global exports of locally developed cybersecurity solutions.
Projected to be the fastest growing segment of ICT sector in the next 20 years, the work being done in Fredericton will set the standard for cybersecurity around the globe, and establishes this maritime riverside city as a global knowledge hub for work in this field.
"The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at UNB will work in partnership with Siemens' team of technical staff and researchers to develop robust and practical cutting-edge cyber security and privacy technologies. Partnerships like these will propel New Brunswick as a global leader in cybersecurity," said Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Director of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity at UNB.
"New Brunswick is well positioned as a leader in cybersecurity with the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity located at the University of New Brunswick and a strong group of corporate partners coming on board," affirmed The Honourable Mary Wilson, Minister of Economic Development and Small Business and Minister responsible for Opportunities NB.
Siemens will provide valuable resources for CIC to recruit and train highly qualified cybersecurity experts who will lead discoveries and build cybersecurity solutions that protect our society and economy against costly cyberattacks. Recognizing the evolution of the fast-changing cybersecurity discipline, CIC and the faculty of computer science at UNB will offer a career-focused master's program in cybersecurity.
The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick is a comprehensive multidisciplinary training, research and development, and entrepreneurial unit. It operates in close collaboration with researchers in the social sciences, business, computer science, engineering, law, and science, and other national and international centres of excellence.
Industry, academic and government leadership factor into Fredericton playing host to the annual Cybersmart Summit. The two-day event welcomes security experts from around the world to explore the issues facing online businesses and governments, including the need to create the cybersecurity workforce of the future, discussions surrounding international cyber readiness of business and governments. Hosted at the Fredericton Convention Centre, the event is a showcase for the work being done by the Canadian Institute of Cybersecurity and an opportunity for collaboration between industry, academia and governments.
Expertise in cybersecurity is only one reason ICT organizations choose to meet in Fredericton. This innovation-fuelled capital city evokes a small-town vibe, where collaboration is a natural part of doing business. With a 36,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art convention centre, some 2,000 guestrooms and dedicated local industry champions, it’s easy to choose Fredericton for high touch, high tech conferences.