Cybersecurity for Higher Ed: A Collaborative Approach in Ontario

On Demand
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: On-Demand

As cyberthreats rise, how can education institutions protect themselves, when they can't hire or keep enough cybersecurity staff? Ontario's higher education institutions and their research and education network (ORION) created Ontario's Cybersecurity Higher Education Consortium (ON-CHEC) as a shared service to collaboratively combat cyberthreats.

Outcomes: Hear about how a province faced the challenge of keeping institutions safe * Understand the benefit of security benchmarking * Gain awareness of the importance of community collaboration * Understand how shared knowledge helps in responding to digital threats


  • John Levay

    CTO/CIO, Niagara College
  • Farooq Naiyer

    Chief Information Security Officer, The Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network - ORION
  • Luc Roy

    Chief Information Officer, Laurentian University of Sudbury