Friday, October 9, 2020

Waterloo partnership launches cybersecurity platform in Singapore

Person standing in a server room

The University hopes to introduce a similar initiative in Canada to support cybersecurity workforce

The University of Waterloo, in partnership with several stakeholders, has launched a new platform in Singapore to help address a cybersecurity workforce skills gap in the region.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps: Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties

picture of a cell phone with contact tracing app selection

Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps

Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties

By Angelica Sanchez

University Relations

   

In an effort to track the spread of COVID-19, more and more contact tracing apps will continue to emerge. However, there are major concerns surrounding privacy issues when it comes to technology such as these apps collecting personal data.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Coronavirus statement

Statement on privacy-respecting and trust-worthy COVID-19 tracing apps (version française ci-dessous - for the French version see below)

Monday, April 6, 2020

Florian Kerschbaum receives 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award

Florian Kerschbaum

Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, Florian Kerschbaum, received a 2019 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award from CS-Can/Info-Can, the nation’s professional society dedicated to representing all aspects of computer science and the interests of the discipline to Can

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Event brought together researchers to challenge misconceptions that security and privacy are diametrically opposed

Julia Angwin, Maura Grossman, Scott Millar, Oliver Linow and Cat Coode

Media, government, and industry commonly frame security and privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other. 

Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy brought together researchers with international speakers from journalism, national security, academia and the corporate world to challenge these misconceptions. A central thread of each of the talks is the design, implementation, and benefits of privacy-enhancing social and technological infrastructures.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

New partnership to investigate privacy on blockchain

Chain links with code

The University of Waterloo and the Open Application Network (The OAN) are partnering to investigate solutions to the challenge of preserving privacy in the context of Open Applications on blockchain networks.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Florian Kerschbaum comments on $2.1 million social engineering cyberattack on Waterloo Brewing

Waterloo Brewing has lost millions in an impersonation scheme, an incident the company described as a “social engineering cyberattack” by a sophisticated third party. In its November 21, 2019 media release, the Kitchener firm announced that the attack occurred earlier this month and it has not yet recovered any of the $2.1 million wired to the fraudulent third-party account.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Professor Florian Kerschbaum recognized by ACM as 2019 Distinguished Member

Head shot of Dr. Florian Kerschbaum

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Professor Florian Kerschbaum a Distinguished Member. He joins 62 individuals globally who have received this prestigious recognition in 2019 for outstanding scientific contributions.

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