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Government of Canada announces next phase to strengthen Cyber Security Innovation Network

As digital technology continues to become central to our way of life, trust will be a key factor in empowering Canadians and businesses to achieve their full innovative and economic potential. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to supporting the development of a strong national cyber security ecosystem.

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that the National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) will receive up to $80 million to lead the Cyber Security Innovation Network (CSIN). This funding will help foster a strong national cyber security ecosystem in Canada and position the country as a global leader in cyber security.

In order to expand Canada’s national cyber security ecosystem and increase collaboration between academia, the private sector, not-for-profit sectors and other levels of government from across Canada, CSIN will enhance research and development, increase commercialization, and develop skilled cyber security talent. By encouraging partnerships between academia and industry, the network will help address the shortage of cyber security specialists. And by leveraging Canada’s highly skilled workforce, world-class universities and growing cyber security industry, CSIN will support Canada’s leadership in cyber security.

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Canada is a leader in cyber security innovation and talent development. By supporting the growth of Canada’s cyber security ecosystem and helping build Canadians’ trust in the digital world, the CSIN program helps to underscore the second key principle of Canada’s Digital Charter: Safety and Security.

Organizations interested in engaging with CSIN can contact the NCC directly.