uOttawa’s Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Hub

Stem building

The growing sophistication and frequency of cyber attacks is driving demand for cyber security workers. Canada’s cyber workforce has been growing by 7% per year for the past five years and will count more than 28,000 workers in 2021. There is an urgent need for innovative technology, new legal frameworks, effective organizational responses, and training strategies to get ahead of the threats. 

With your support, uOttawa will make a difference and have a huge impact.  

The Cybersecurity Hub

The University of Ottawa is building a cyber security hub on the 5th floor of our state-of-the-art STEM building that will bring together more than 40 of the University’s top academics from several faculties, including engineering, law, and business. The goal is to keep governments, organizations, and individuals one step ahead of cyber threats by funding research, developing the cyber security workforce of the future, and building critical infrastructure to support training. 

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Teresa Scassa

“Different disciplines need to learn from each other. Engineers should be aware of the legal landscape as they design new technologies, and lawyers should understand the evolving technology.”

Teresa Scassa

— Research Chair in Information Law and Policy

  • Develop immersive training programs in partnership with companies and government agencies
  • Prepare Canada for the future with research into new areas of threat defence, analytics, cyber law, and organizational response 

  • Nurture emerging talent and changemakers by offering scholarships to top students and an interdisciplinary home to world-class academics

  • Drive innovation with a business incubator for cybersecurity start-ups  

Morad Benyoucef

“It’s not enough to say, ‘here are our policies and install these technologies.’ People are not robots. We need human-centred cybersecurity.”

Morad Benyoucef

— Professor, Telfer School of Management

The impact of your investment

New investments in the uOttawa cybersecurity hub will make cyberspace safer by driving the kind of research, training, and national expertise that can counter emerging threats and relieve the acute shortage of cybersecurity personnel in both the public and private sectors. 

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Get in touch

Jonathan Bodden

Executive Director, Corporate Development
Tel: 613-614-3571
[email protected]