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Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity

Canada's research leader in cybersecurity

Our vision is to become one of the leading training and research institutes in Canada by 2021, renowned for its excellence in conducting cutting edge research in cybersecurity.

Our members’ research is among the best in the world, with datasets that are used internationally for security testing and malware prevention.

Through partnerships among academia, industry and government we are developing transformative solutions to the growing threats and challenges in the multi-disciplinary field of cybersecurity. Our mission is to contribute to Canadian society by being a transformational leader in cybersecurity through problem solving, quality research undertakings, and intellectual property generation.

Science Directors

  • Rodney Cooper, Cryptography
  • Arash Habibi Lashkari, Security Data Analytics
  • Ronxing Lu, Privacy
  • Suprio Ray, Big Data Systems
  • Natalia Stakhanova, Network Security

Areas of research

  • Big security data analytics
  • Security data visualization
  • Security analysis and risk management
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Malware analysis, malware attribution
  • Mobile malware detection and mitigation

Recent and ongoing projects

  • Security-oriented cross-correlation analysis of log data with Fibre Centre
  • ACES, an anti-child exploitation system for Bulletproof Solutions, Inc.
  • Risk analysis and log data analytics for IBM
  • High-speed DDOS attack detection with Heimdall Networks
  • Botnet detection, analysis and visualization with IBM, Communications Research Centre Canada, the RCMP and the University of Victoria
  • Simulation of network attacks with IBM