Good Security Is Shared Security: A Canadian Approach

Friday, October 29 | 12:15PM–12:35PM ET
Viewing Location: Online
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
We’re starting from the principle: Good security is shared security—we cannot tackle the cybersecurity problem alone. It is expensive, we are fighting sophisticated foes, and we are at an economic disadvantage if we don’t work together. Within the Canadian higher education sector, the emerging vision is one of a federated national cybersecurity approach for the sector. This encompasses a continuing stream of national services that leverage regional services and enhance institutional services, all working toward a common objective of supporting national parity and avoiding the cybersecurity equivalent of the digital divide. This presentation will build upon past presentations and provide participants with a collaborative approach to information security services. The presentation will highlight the collaboration between CanSSOC and Canadian National Research and Education Network (NREN) partnership. Presenters will describe how both organizations have come together to align the solutions developed by the two groups into an integrated service catalog to support a wide range of institutions: from large, complex research institutions with a wider range of information security resources, to smaller institutions with minimal information security investments and resources. The presentation will focus on the value of the federated model in supporting the growing information security needs of the post-secondary education sector.


  • Chad Coller

    President & CEO, Saskatchewan Research Network
  • Gayleen Gray

    Associate Vice President and CTO, McMaster University
  • Jill Kowalchuk

    CanSSOC Director, University of Toronto
  • Isaac Straley