Canada’s National Cybercrime Strategy for Law Enforcement – Industry and Academic Consultation Opportunity
September 30, 2015

View an 11-minute video interview between CATAAlliance’s Chief Business Officer, Kevin Wennekes, and Jeff Adam, Chief Superintendent, Director General, National Technical Investigation Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) as they discuss the national law enforcement cybercrime strategy currently under development and the importance for input and consultation with those outside of the policing community.  

In the video, Chief Superintendent Adam identifies key areas the national cybercrime strategy will address such as training needs, deconfliction among law enforcement agencies allowing for an integrated response, crime prevention strategies, awareness building and reinforcing cybercrime is not a victimless crime and members of the community are impacted.

Finally Chief Superintendent Adam relates the critical importance for developing the strategy by consulting with those outside of the policing community to capture expertise and insights offered by industry and academic professionals, and how the upcoming National Policing Cybercrime Summit is expected to help facilitate these discussions.

View the video here:

About the National Policing Cybercrime Summit

With over two dozen Canadian and international cybercrime experts leading discussion for the National Policing Cybercrime Summit (NPCS), and over 100 law enforcement specialists anticipated to attend, this gathering represents the single-largest representation of cybercrime authorities of its kind in Canada and is projected to be a foundational event for sharing tools, best practices, and future collaboration for addressing the pervasive impacts of cybercrime in its various forms.

Leading up to the NCPS, CATAAlliance and its partner, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), are pleased to announce the launch of a series of live interviews with Summit speakers and other cybercrime experts who will be addressing their specific areas of expertise, and laying the groundwork for the discussions that will ultimately take place during the Summit.

Seats are now limited – register today!

Pending Interviews

Tuesday, October 6 @ 11:00 a.m. EST

Floor Jansen, Dutch National Police Liaison Officer, Dutch National Cyber Security Center; and Strategic Advisor, High Tech Crime Unit, Dutch National Police and Remco Ruiter, Dutch Banking & Finance Liaison Officer, Dutch National Cyber Security Center; and Information Security Officer, Rabobank Group, will discuss the National Cyber Security Center and describe how the close cooperation between Dutch banks and law enforcement agencies have helped mitigate many financial cybercrime threats and attacks.  

Use this link to watch the interview at the appointed date/time:

Recordings of recent interviews currently available include:

  • Danny Timmins, President & CEO, NCI - proud Diamond sponsor of the NPCS, NCI are leaders in the cybersecurity industry offering consulting, professional services, cloud & managed security services and solutions. With eight of the largest police agencies in Canada as clients, Mr. Timmins will describe the prevailing cybersecurity services being offered to this community and how he anticipates the Summit will help continue private-public sector collaboration: a key success factor in confronting cybercrime. 

  • Dr. Ryan Broll, Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph: discusses how, collaborative, community-based solutions, involving police officers, parents, educators, and others, offers a more effective approach to preventing and responding to cyberbullying:

  • Norm Taylor, Program Director and Co-Founder of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Executive Global Studies Program: Global Cybercrime in Policing Study reveals the Three Truths of cybercrime in policing:

Future Interviews

Dates and times are currently being established for interviews with NPCS Speakers including:

  • David J. Roberts, Senior Program Manager, IACP Technology Center, International Association of Chiefs of Police

  • Roger Merrick, Director, Public Safety Investigations, Public Safety & Security Division, Department of Justice – Nova Scotia

  • Others TBA: check the official NPCS Agenda for a full list of our speakers, and potential interviewees

To be kept informed on the dates for these sessions, subscribe to any of CATAAlliance’s social media networks or contact Chief Business Officer, Kevin Wennekes, at to receive directed emails. Related Content

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Speakers in this series include: Eric Torunski, Executive Director of the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group; Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety at the University of Regina; Honourable Vernon White, Senator, Senate of Canada; Ernest MacGillivray, Alignment Champion, Public Safety, Province of New Brunswick; Pierre Poirier, Executive Director of the Paramedic Association of Canada; Dr. Yasser Morgan, principle investigator for the Bridging Research and Interoperability Collaboration (BRIC) initiative, University of Regina; and Prithu Prakash, Director Business Development, Public Safety & Security for General Dynamics Canada.