March 31, 2017

eCrime Cyber Council Members Discuss Priorities for Addressing Cybercrime in Canada: Contact to join the Mission!

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Watch two video interviews recently added to the newly launched Cybercrime Confidential expert speaker channel, featuring noted members of the recently launched eCrime Cyber Council (ECC)– a joint advisory body developed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance).

Join host Kevin Wennekes, Chief Business Officer, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, as he interviews Patrick Doyle, Law Enforcement and Justice Advisor, Unisys, and Benoit Dupont, Scientific Director, SERENE-RISC, on what drove their respective interests to join the ECC and the priorities they seek to advance under its mandate.

In Mr. Doyle’s briefing, the discussion raises the importance of industry involvement and the value Industry can offer the law enforcement community in the battle against cybercrime. As an ex-police officer, he understands the critical importance of ensuring every agent is empowered with the tools and knowledge needed to receive and advance on cybercrime complaints and looks forward to advancing education and awareness of cybercrime issues through the ECC mandate.

The interview with Mr. Dupont offers viewers a basic overview of SERENE-RISC, its important work in the cybersecurity community, and offers details on their upcoming Spring 2017 Workshop. Mr. Dupont explains why he felt it was important to join the ECC and seeks to assist the ECC in accelerating and expanding the needed international network of networks required to combat cybercrime and ensure the fantastic wealth of research being undertaken by Canadian universities is being recognized and shared.

Watch the briefing with
Patrick Doyle here:

Watch Benoit Dupont’s interview here:

Interview with Council Co-Chairs

For more on the ECC, view this brief video interview featuring the ECC Co- Chairs: Deputy Chief Scott Todd of the North Bay Police Service and CATAAlliance’s Kevin Wennekes, as they describe how and why the Council was formed and some of the early initiatives under development.

Check out the collection of almost 100 interviews with public safety experts from across the globe:

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The ECC is actively recruiting new members to join the main body, and individual supporters and partner organizations to assist in the planning and execution of key initiatives.

To indicate your interest in supporting the ECC by becoming either a full member or joining a task force/sub-committee dedicated to advancing one of the core activities, please review the current Terms of Reference and then complete this brief online application.

Download a PDF copy of the Terms of Reference here:

Begin the application process here:

For more information, contact ECC Co-Chair, Kevin Wennekes, at

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