Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute Launch

Friday, September 28, 2018 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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Join us

On Friday, September 28 we will launch the new Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute.

The Institute brings together under one umbrella Waterloo’s 40 security researchers from across the University. These renowned experts are collaborating to uncover new approaches to security and privacy while also partnering with corporations and government to advance the application and implementation of cybersecurity and privacy technologies.

Join Canada's leaders in cybersecurity and learn about the interdisciplinary, scientific approach to develop solutions to fundamental problems that have the potential to change the landscape of cybersecurity.


Time Description
10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and Introductions

Florian Kerschbaum, Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute
Charmaine Dean, V.P. University Research
Stephen M. Watt, Dean of Mathematics

10:15 – 10:55


Christine Binne, Director - Policy and Issues Management -
National Cyber Security at Public Safety Canada

11:00 – 11:10 Coffee/tea break
11:10 – 12:00 Panel 1: Post-Quantum Security - organized by Michele Mosca

Bridget Walshe, Government of Canada
Kory Fong, RBC
Douglas Stebila, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
Mike Brown, ISARA

12:00 – 12:40 Lunch
12:40 - 13:30 Panel 2: Internet of Things (IoT) Security - organized by Guang Gong

Dr. Robert Lambert, Escrypt
Dr. Manon Gaudet,  Team Lead of Cyber Security Research, Digital Technology Centre at the National Research Council of Canada
Raouf Boutaba, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
Sebastian Fischmeister, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

13:30 – 14:30 Poster Session


RSVPs are required for catering. Please RSVP by September 20, 2018.

Apply to be part of the poster session if you're interested in presenting a poster.