It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Research Group (the ICRG) is joining the ranks of the Integrated Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC), a non-profit organization funded by the Networks of Centers of Excellence. Members of the ICRG will now be part of a community of academics, students, and professionals from the public and private sectors who are mobilizing to increase the resilience of Canadian governments, businesses, and citizens.

The GRIC, created in 2019, brings together researchers and graduate students from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Law, the School of Management and the School of Applied Politics at the University of Sherbrooke, as well as the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Namur, Belgium. It is the first interdisciplinary research group in this field in Quebec. The GRIC brings to the study of cybersecurity a perspective that integrates key concepts in engineering, computer science, law, management and applied policy. Their collective research has been funded by Public Safety Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

SERENE-RISC is an evidence-based, unbiased, inclusive and engaging cybersecurity information exchange platform that aims to share and showcase cutting-edge research knowledge on cybersecurity risks, threats and solutions. This platform is hosted at the University of Montreal within the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC). It is a Network whose mandate is to contribute to enhancing the capacity of Canadian businesses and government agencies to manage cyber risks and to help citizens and consumers protect themselves against any threat to their cyber security. Its members bring together the scattered knowledge of the engineering and social science fields to help design and implement effective cyber security solutions.

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