Advancing cybersecurity innovation and talent development in Canada.
To form a hub of an interdisciplinary network of cybersecurity research and development activities and relationships of national and international scope.
National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC)
The National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation established in 2020 by the centres of cybersecurity expertise at five Canadian universities (Concordia University, Ryerson University, University of Calgary, University of New Brunswick and University of Waterloo). The NCC’s mandate is to keep Canada’s cyber and critical infrastructures and citizens safe while ensuring Canada’s global competitiveness and leadership in cybersecurity. It aims to link Canada’s cybersecurity and privacy training, innovation and commercialization capacities within a national consortium to harness a network effect that will significantly advance innovation and talent development and increase cybersecurity-related economic activity in Canada.
The NCC takes a cross-sectorial approach with interest in all Canadian critical infrastructure sectors and builds capacity throughout the entire economic ecosystem. As a result, more cutting-edge IP generated by Canadian cybersecurity researchers, effectively commercialized into new products and services by well-supported Canadian SMEs and large enterprises and operationalized by a growing, increasingly diverse and well-trained cybersecurity workforce.