Waterloo currently offers 11 undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity and privacy. The formation of the Centre will add expertise to grow the number of courses and create a comprehensive diploma program.

The Centre will also house and expand CryptoWorks21, training a quantum-safe cryptographic workforce. We will:

  • Launch a diploma in cybersecurity and privacy; and
  • Ensure the effectiveness of this program in delivering a talent stream to industry by expanding on cybersecurity training programs at Waterloo and elsewhere.

Current graduate studies courses in Computer Science can be found here.

Current graduate studies courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering can be found here.

CryptoWorks21 Summer Workshops

Each summer, CryptoWorks21 holds technical and professional workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This program aims to prepare tomorrow’s researchers to lead cryptographic technology research and development, and encourages students to expand their skills and develop next-generation cryptography tools.

This summer, CryptoWorks21 offers the following workshops:

Professional Skills

  • Intellectual property protection and management workshop
    • Date & time: July 10-11, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Location: University of Waterloo, E7 2317
    • Registration deadline: June 26th, 2019
  • Commercialization and entrepreneurship workshop
    • Date & time: July 16-17, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Location: University of Waterloo, E7 2317
    • Registration deadline: July 2nd, 2019
  • Advanced workshop to integrate professional skills
    • Date & time: July 19, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Location: University of Waterloo, QNC 1201
    • Pre-requsite: completion of both Intellectual property protection and management and Commercialization and entrepreneurship
    • Please register only if you will complete both pre-requisites
  • Standards and certification workshop
    • Date & time: July 23-24, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Location: University of Waterloo, QNC 0101
    • Registration deadline: July 9th, 2019

Technical Skills

  • Post-quantum cryptography
    • Date & time: July 30-31 & August 1-2, 3-4:30 pm
    • Location: University of Waterloo, QNC 1201
    • Registration deadline: July 16th, 2019
  • Information and network security
    • Date & time: August 6-7, 10:30 am - 12 pm & 1-2:30 pm
    • Location: University of Waterloo, QNC 1201
    • Registration deadline: July 23rd, 2019
  • Quantum cryptography tools part 1
    • Date & time: August 7-8, 3-4:30 pm
    • Location: QNC 1201
    • Registration deadline: July 24th, 2019

Tutorial

  • Quantum computing for cryptography students
    • Date & time: July 31 & August 1, 10:30 am-12 pm & 1-2:30 pm
    • Location: University of Waterloo, QNC 1201
    • Registration deadline: July 17th, 2019

For more information, or to register for a workshop, please email the CryptoWorks21 Coordinator, Kaitlyn McDonell at kmcdonel@uwaterloo.ca. Please register no later than 2 weeks before the start date of the workshop(s) you’d like to attend.