Toronto – Leadership from Georgia Cyber Center (GCC), Augusta University and state government will be in Ottawa and Waterloo June 5-7th meeting with government, industry and academia discussing the recent launch of the $100M cyber institute and exploring ways to collaborate with Canadian leaders going forward.
“What we saw when we were in Augusta in March of this year was beyond impressive” says Katherine Thompson, Principal with HFS Cyber and Chair of CATA Cyber. “Not only were they able to get the first two buildings built in less than two years, they were able to rally the support of industry, all levels of government, the defence sector and academia” adds Thompson.
During their time in Ottawa, they will be meeting with the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security along with conducting industry focus groups around the issues of skills and labour market development for cyber security, touring L-Spark in Kanata, attending a briefing from the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries and learning more about the National Capital Region’s Cyber Security Ecosystem at a reception at Pythian-Tehama offices.
“We are pleased to be hosting the Georgia Cyber Center at L-SPARK and Wesley Clover. We are looking forward to learning more about what is happening in Augusta as well as demonstrating the activity that is being generated around cybersecurity here in Ottawa. We know that this is an incredibly important area of focus for Ottawa so having CATA Cyber bring the world to our doorstep is both needed and appreciated,” says Leo Lax, Executive Managing Director of L-SPARK.
Then it’s off to Waterloo where they will be learning more about the growing (and global) buzz around Waterloo innovation from Waterloo Economic Development, Communitech, a tour of the new eSentire Head Office including new global Security Operations Centre (SOC) and meetings with faculties at the University of Waterloo.
Augusta, Georgia was recently voted one of the Top 10 Hubs for Cyber Security by CSO Magazine and the Georgia Cyber Center is poised to be a key component to their continued success going forward. “Both of the cities they are visiting have the potential to take their place on the global cyber security stage and my hope is these meetings are the beginning of a collaboration that will help them both get there” says Thompson.
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