We are happy to officially announce the start of the SERENE Cybersecurity NCE. The official news release is here.
SERENE is a 4 year $1.6 Million network meant to bring together academics from the fields of computer and social sciences, as well as public and private partners. The goal is to mobilize a growing body of knowledge on the nature of online risks, the most effective and promising strategies to reduce our exposure to these risks, and the mitigating approaches that could be developed to increase our resilience to the adverse outcomes created by those risks.
SERENE will organize biannual workshops, invite world-class experts to present their latest findings in Canada, operate a constantly updated online knowledge warehouse and public website, as well as work in close collaboration with industry and government partners to increase their knowledge mobilization capacities. Ultimately, this knowledge will be leveraged by SERENE’s partners to provide Canadians with a safer online experience, which in turn should also Canada’s digital economy maintain its healthy growth and innovation potential.
SERENE’s Scientific Director is Benoit Dupont from the University de Montreal and Sonia Chiasson is Deputy Director. Shirley Mckey (formally Director of Operations for ISSNet) will be joining the SERENE team as Executive Manager.
Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.