Gatineau is increasingly positioning itself as a leader in the field of cybersecurity. On February 26, the federal government announced an investment of $3.2 million. The money will be distributed to three organizations: In-Sec-M, the Digital Identity Laboratory and the Cégep de l’Outaouais.
The Canadian cluster of the cyber security industry, In-Sec-M, is receiving $820,000 to help 150 companies achieve CyberSecure Canada certification – a federal certification program to help SMEs protect themselves against cyber attacks. Two jobs may also be created.
The Digital Identity Laboratory receives $1.5 million for start-up and the purchase of specialized equipment. The project is expected to create and maintain 22 jobs.
As for the Cégep de l’Outaouais, the $900,000 will be used by CyberQuébec. The College Technology Transfer Centerwill acquire state-of-the-art computer equipment.
Zone for innovation
This financial support consolidates the efforts made by Outaouais organizations in the area of cyber and digital security over the past several years. The creation of an industrial cluster, with competent companies and workers, will foster the development of innovative projects.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the shift to virtual, online services and teleworking has exploded the risks of cyber attacks.
To read more: Webinar for the PICQ call for projects