The Interdisciplinary Research Group on Cybersecurity (GRIC) 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 of the Université de Sherbrooke and the Faculty of Computer Science of the Université de Namur, Belgium. It is the first interdisciplinary research group in this field in Quebec. The GRIC brings to the study of cybersecurity a new perspective that integrates key concepts in engineering, computer science, law, management and applied policy.
Cybersecurity is a burning, complex, multi-dimensional and topical issue that can only be explored from a multidisciplinary perspective. It is the interaction of the disciplinary lenses of each GRIC member that provides a unique and innovative perspective on cybersecurity, thereby providing greater leverage on society.
The GRIC aims to generate new knowledge that will enable stakeholders to respond to current and future cybersecurity and digital identity issues. Protecting the data of citizens, businesses and governments is a global priority for the 21st century, and the GRIC will play a key role in addressing this issue with an inclusive approach that is unique in Quebec.
The GRIC hopes to become the interfaculty focal point for cybersecurity research at the Université de Sherbrooke. It plans to hold a summer school on the issue of cybersecurity; scientific exchange activities will also be offered. These will bring together researchers, students and stakeholders in the field and will aim to bring citizens, businesses, infrastructure and governments of Quebec and Canada to be at the forefront of the most recent advances in cybersecurity.