National Cybersecurity Consortium

Leading the Cyber Security Innovation Network to advance cybersecurity research, commercialization and talent in Canada

Advancing Canadian cybersecurity capacity

Founded in 2020 by five Canadian universities (Concordia University, Ryerson University, University of Calgary, University of New Brunswick, and University of Waterloo), the NCC is working with public and private sectors to lead the federal Cyber Security Innovation Network (CSIN).

Envisioned as a pan-Canadian network to support the growth of Canada's cyber security ecosystem through industry-academia collaboration, the CSIN will be a collaborative national network that will enhance research and development, increase commercialization, and develop skilled cyber security talent across Canada. 

With expertise in cryptography, computer science, and the legal, ethical and social issues of cybersecurity, The University of Calgary is uniquely positioned to help lead this collaborative program.

    “Academic-industry collaboration is key to advancing Canada’s cybersecurity ecosystem. By coordinating transdisciplinary expertise across the country and forming strategic partnerships, we can accelerate cybersecurity research and development and help secure Canada’s digital future.”

    Dr. Ed McCauley, President, University of Calgary

    Research Themes

    The NCC will focus its efforts on five themes of activity:

    • network security
    • software security
    • human-centric cybersecurity
    • privacy, and
    • critical infrastructure protection.