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October 23, 2023 at 10:15 AM to 5:30 PM

The REALISE.cybersecurity event will mark the official relaunch the REALISE series to the Carleton community sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International); highlight Carleton’s expertise in the area of cybersecurity; and support the continued development of cross-Faculty and multi-disciplinary collaborations, including with external partners, in the area of cybersecurity

10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Carleton researchers only)
12:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Carleton researchers, Industry and Government representatives)


Internal Carleton session 

10:15-10:30 a.m. – Arrival of researchers for internal Carleton morning session 

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Welcome & Carleton internal foresight session (Jennifer O’Rourke, Public Health Agency of Canada) 

REALISE.cybersecurity workshop 

12:15-12:45 p.m. – Informal networking break & transition to lunch (arrival of guests & Rafik) – Master of Ceremonies – Dr. Chris Lannon, Director, Industry and Partnership Services (IPS), Carleton University 

12:15-12:45 p.m. – Informal networking break & transition to lunch (arrival of external guests) 

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. – Networking lunch 

  • 1-1:10 pm – Opening remarks, Dr. Rafik Goubran, Vice-President, Research and International, Carleton University 
  • 1:10-1:30 pm – Keynote speaker, Mr. Victor Munro, Senior Manager, Federal Public Service Security Lead & PhD Candidate (NPSIA) 

1:45 – 2:00 pm – Debrief entire audience of foresight session & overview of cybersecurity at Carleton, Dr. Ashraf Matrawy, Professor, Carleton School of Information Technology, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University 

2-4:15 p.m. – Theme based panels & plenary discussions- GoC & industry present emerging issues ripe for multidisciplinary collaboration, including panelists featuring CAE, Calian, Defence Research and Development Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Nokia, and Public Safety Canada, alongside featured researchers from Carleton University. 

  • Theme 1: Cyber protection of national & critical infrastructure 
  • This session will focus on how critical infrastructure (CI) sectors can respond to increasing frequency and complexity of cyber security threats, especially in consideration of the increasing interconnection and interdependencies amongst CI industries. 
  • Theme 2: Human factor(s) in cybersecurity 
  • This session will focus on how academic, government and industry can better address the human factor in cyber security, which remains one of the primary vectors for data and security breaches, especially in the context of today’s hybrid work environment. 
  • Theme 3: Cyber response to the emerging quantum world  
  • This session will focus on the implications for the future of cyber security of the growing capacity for quantum computing, including for cyptography and applications such as blockchain and electronic transactions.

4:15- 5:30 p.m. – Reception 

Speakers’ biographies are forthcoming

Please note that this event is invitation only

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