29 Oct Specialist Jonathan Cartu Reports – Ericsson partners to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities…
Concordia University has partnered with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and telecommunications firm Ericsson to develop next-generation cybersecurity platforms.
The three parties
will create a new Industry Research Chair in Software-Defined Networking and
Network Functions Virtualisation (SDN/NFV) Security.
The aim is to improve cybersecurity capabilities for Internet of Things networks of the future including 5G.
The partnership will invest up to $1.8 million to bring together industry and academia to develop novel processes, techniques and technologies for compliance-driven monitoring, attack prevention, detection and mitigation solutions.
Christophe Guy, vice president of research and graduate studies at Concordia University, said: “Concordia is taking the lead in cybersecurity research, and that includes providing the Canadian telecommunications industry with innovative solutions to counteract costly cyberattacks,”
“This partnership with Ericsson and NSERC will generate transferable knowledge and technologies to strengthen the national critical infrastructure that society depends on today.”
Wang, professor at
Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), adds; “As the IoT grows in tandem with emerging 5G
technology, it’s crucial to assure the security and stability — peace of mind —
of both physical and virtual infrastructures across our increasingly networked
world,” says Wang. “To that end, I’m honoured to partner with Ericsson for our
research on SDN/NFV security. We aim to strengthen Canada’s leadership in
innovation and creating high-skilled workers in such a strategically important
director of security at Ericsson Research, reiterates: “With the increased focus
on cybersecurity in general, and on security assurance in particular, it’s
vital that we pursue research in new advanced methods and solutions for
compliance and monitoring.”