For Cyber Security Awareness month, Invest Ottawa, In-Sec-M, the City of Gatineau, ID Gatineau and the Ottawa Cyber Security Meetup hosted an event on October 22 that brought together more than 170 people from the Canadian cybersecurity ecosystem. Eight innovations from the Ottawa-Gatineau-area businesses were presented by:
- Cyber Defence Corporation;
- Click Armor;
- Reshift Security;
- Ivy Cyber Solutions / Cytrakker;
A jury of cybersecurity experts from both sides of the river awarded a $5,000 prize in consulting services from the Bank of Montreal to Cybernetiq to highlight the innovative nature of their solution.
It was also an opportunity to network with key players in the sector, learn about new opportunities business growth and take advantage of the best lessons on both sides of the river. A business networking session was held with Willis College, Calian, Microsoft, Shared Services Canada, Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Carleton University and Cyber Quebec, College Technology Transfer Center for cybersecurity technology.
The afternoon ended with a panel on cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles with Monika Minarcin, senior manager at Accenture and Grant Courville VP, Products and Strategy at BlackBerry QNX. Coreen Bouchard, founder of PureLogic IT Solutions, led the panel.
Antoine Normand, In-Sec-M President, stressed that “the development of smart cities and the important role of cybersecurity for the municipal world no longer have to be proved. This activity spotlights the development of smart cities and the crucial role that cybersecurity will play. I invite companies to play their part in this rapidly growing field.”