Siemens Canada and the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) have been collaborating hard in New Brunswick on cybersecurity and privacy technologies, areas that could be springs of knowledge worth tapping into for meeting planners.
Cybersecurity innovation relies on strategic industry partners working together to vigilantly protect critical infrastructures and defend the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. In May 2018, Siemens announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick’s capital. The Centre focuses on R&D and creating potential for global exports of locally developed cybersecurity solutions.
Cybersecurity is projected to be the fastest growing segment of ICT sector over the next 20 years and say their specialists will be setting the global standard with the intent of establishing this maritime city as a global knowledge hub for work in the field.
“The CIC at University of New Brunswick (UNB) will work in partnership with Siemens’ team of technical staff and researchers to develop robust and practical cutting-edge cyber security and privacy technologies. Partnerships like these will propel New Brunswick as a global leader in cybersecurity,” says Dr Ali Ghorbani, Director of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity at UNB.
Fredericton will play host to the third annual Cybersmart Summit at the end of May at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The two-day event welcomes security experts from around the world to explore the issues facing online businesses and governments, including the need to create the cybersecurity workforce of the future.
Fredericton is popular with ICT companies, evoking a small-town vibe, where collaboration is a natural part of doing business. The 2,000 guestrooms available also help burnish the city’s growing reputation for high-touch, high-tech conferences.