Smart Cybersecurity Network

Smart Cybersecurity Network

April 22, 2015 07:15 ET

REMINDER : National and International Experts to Discuss Cybersecurity Endgame in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - As part of its biannual workshop program, the Smart Cybersecurity Network is offering an impressive list of presentations from world- renowned experts who will discuss the cybersecurity endgame with an optimistic outlook.

Under the theme "Cybersecurity futures: Toward a healthy digital ecosystem", the speakers will imagine what cybersecurity might look like ten years down the road if technologies, norms and policies align to produce a healthy digital ecosystem. They will discuss the conditions and knowledge needs to achieve this objective by presenting on topics related to civil liberties, information sharing in Canada, legal and regulatory options, Canadian governments initiatives, cybersecurity workforce as well as technical solutions.

Click here for the detailed agenda and the complete list of speakers.

Date: Wednesday, April 22 & Thursday, April 23
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00PM (Wednesday) & 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Thursday)
Location: Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street, Ottawa

Members of the media are invited to attend the presentations. Please contact SERENE - RISC if you would like to attend the event or schedule an interview with an individual speaker (on a case-by-case basis).

Interview Opportunities:

Benoit Dupont (Université de Montréal)
SERENE's Scientific Director and Canada Research Chair in Security, Identity and Technology
Sonia Chiasson (Carleton University)
SERENE's Deputy Scientific Director and Canada Research Chair in Human Oriented Computer Security
Workshop speakers may also be available on a case-by-case basis.


The Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC) is a knowledge mobilization network created to improve the general public's awareness of cybersecurity risks and to empower all to reduce those risks through knowledge.

SERENE-RISC brings together academics in the fields of computer and social sciences, as well as public and private partners, to mobilize the growing knowledge about online risks and to promote the most effective strategies and minimize the consequences of cyber attacks.

SERENE-RISC partners include 21 academics from 12 universities across Canada, public and private sector members, and not-for-profit organizations. The Network is funded by Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE) and is hosted by Université de Montréal.

The complete Agenda is available at the following address:

Contact Information

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    For interview requests and media accreditation:
    Charles Gaudreau
    Media & Marketing Coordinator
    514 343-6111 ext. 41015