CATAAlliance is currently leading a project on “ Cybersecurity in an Industry 4.0 Environment,” a comprehensive study, including essential infrastructures, a survey of small and medium enterprises and of public utilities, one-on-one interviews, a mid-project round-table and a final workshop with all major stakeholders.
Our expected outcome and role is the identification of best cybersecurity practices and to facilitate their transfer to small and medium sized enterprises.
The project is bringing together partners from both the public and private sectors. The Quebec Government (Industry and Innovation) and Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin (Intelligent Networks and Cybersecurity) have already endorsed the project – we are waiting confirmation from Siemens Canada and others.
Interested parties have two ways of participating:
1 – Join the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee: A steering committee made up of specialists from governments, academics, infrastructure and IT securityconsultants and industrialists will be involved in defining the parameters of the study and will also contribute to the analysis of the results.
2 – Become a Partner: Funding for the study is on a PPP – public-private partnership – basis. The cost for a corporate partner is $ 25,000. There are many benefits provided (e.g, product and solutions profile, media interview opportunities, video interviews to advance leadership brand, proprietory questions in the Survey). Upon request we will send you a detailed perspectus.
Overall sponsorship of an independent study such as the one we are developing, includes many benefits:
We are confident that this important initiative that can shed some new light on the rapidly changing cybersecuirty environment, and help guide desired solutions.
Interested in engaging in this research, then please contact Jean-Guy Rens (email@example.com)
Jean-Guy Rens is an information-technologies consultant specializing in public policy analysis and marketing assistance for the introduction of new products and services. Mr. Rens has produced several independent studies on the information-technologies market in Canadian and Quebec markets. He has also conducted several studies on both robotics and cybersecurity for the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance): the Canadian Advanced Security Industry and the Advanced manufacturing sector.
On the international scene, Mr. Rens worked in Tunisia, Senegal and Morocco where he is currently conducting the first study on cybersecurity for the main association of cybersecurity users (AUSIM). Earlier, Mr. Rens had helped France Telecom to get prepared for the advent of competition (Local rates in Canada and Universal service and cross-subsidization in Canada).
Mr. Rens wrote a book on the history of telecommunications in Canada under the title “The Invisible Empire” (History of Telecommunications in Canada), McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montréal 2001. He is a member of the management team and Governing Council of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance).
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