The Foremost Cybersecurity Event on the East Coast of Canada is Back
After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) will host its first hybrid annual Privacy, Security and Trust Conference in the City of Fredericton from August 22nd to August 25th, 2022.
The four-day event is divided into three parts: August 22nd (In-Person Cyber Security Industry Summit at the Fredericton Convention Centre); August 23rd and August 24th (Virtual Academic Conference); and August 25th (Hybrid Workshop Sessions).
This year marks the 19th anniversary of the conference, which started in 2004, convening nearly 200 leading experts from Canada and around the world to discuss and share advances in cybersecurity research. It is also the premier forum in Eastern Canada where the world’s largest organizations, academics and governments converge to share the latest thought leadership about the future of cybersecurity, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead.
The Cybersecurity Industry Summit will be opened by New Brunswick Minister of Public Safety, Hon. Bill Hogan, and the University of New Brunswick President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Paul Mazerolle. The summit will feature fifteen government leaders and corporate executives as keynote speakers – who are top experts in their respective fields, a panel discussion and capstone project demonstrations by graduating students of UNB/CIC’s Master of Applied Cybersecurity (MACSec). The panel discussion titled “Delivering on the Cybersecurity Talent Challenge” and chaired by Jeff Henderson, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Interac, will examine Canada’s cybersecurity talent challenge, including CIC’s role in bridging the gap.
“Cyber threats are increasing in number, complexity, and severity. As such, a robust cybersecurity sector is critical for Canada's prosperity and economic stability. Governments recognize the benefits of a connected digital economy and the rising threats from malicious actors seeking to access personal and financial information. The PST conference is unique in its broad approach, including industry and academic discussions with a balanced program covering various cybersecurity topics," said Dr. Ali Ghorbani, the Director of CIC and PST2022 General Chair.
The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity is a pioneer in cybersecurity innovation, skills, and talent development. With over 100 researchers and students, it collaborates with other national and international research centers, promotes and cultivates partnership opportunities with private and public sectors and develops training programs and innovative cybersecurity solutions that can be used to establish economic growth and sustainability for Canada.