CANARIE + CanSSOC

Stronger
Together

The Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) was created on the principle that no single institution can tackle cybersecurity challenges alone.

Founded by six institutions – University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto, McMaster University, Ryerson University, and McGill University – CanSSOC serves universities, colleges, polytechnics and CÉGEPs across Canada. Tools and expertise are drawn from the participating institutions, as well as the 14 partners in the National Research and Education Network (NREN).

Evolution of CanSSOC Services

Proof-of-concept phase begins

Feb
2018
Feb
2018

Proof-of-concept phase begins

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May
2020

Pilot phase begins

May
2020

Pilot phase begins

First pilot service launches (Threat Feed)

Jun
2020
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Jun
2020
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First pilot service launches (Threat Feed)

May
2021

CANARIE’s Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP) funds CanSSOC to deliver Threat Feed to eligible organizations at no cost.

CanSSOC signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with counterparts in the US, UK, and Australia to better coordinate and automate the sharing of sensitive intelligence.

May
2021

CANARIE’s Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP) funds CanSSOC to deliver Threat Feed to eligible organizations at no cost.

CanSSOC signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with counterparts in the US, UK, and Australia to better coordinate and automate the sharing of sensitive intelligence.

More than 130 higher education institutions across Canada are accessing CanSSOC's Threat Feed service

Nov
2021
Nov
2021

More than 130 higher education institutions across Canada are accessing CanSSOC's Threat Feed service

May
2022

CanSSOC’s team and services are integrated into a new operating department of CANARIE.

May
2022

CanSSOC’s team and services are integrated into a new operating department of CANARIE.

CanSSOC Services

Following a guiding principle of: “Better than we can do on our own, always in partnership”, CanSSOC services lay the groundwork for common cybersecurity tools, knowledge, and awareness across institutions, regardless of their maturity or capability in detection and response. Developed in collaboration with National Research & Education Network (NREN) partners and other trusted community partners, CanSSOC services deliver curated alerts, advisories, and actionable intelligence.

Team

CanSSOC Team at CANARIE

  • Jill Kowalchuk | Senior Director, CanSSOC Services
  • Elena Carroll (on leave) | Director, Cybersecurity Operations
  • David Auclair | Information Security Architect
  • Yusuf Lulat | Cybersecurity Analyst
  • David Pack | Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Steve Rosco | Director, Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Axel Schulz | Interim Director, Cybersecurity Operations
  • Full CANARIE Team

Extended Team

  • Isaac Straley | Chief Information Security Officer, University of Toronto
  • Hugo Laurent Beaucage | IT Security Analyst, McGill University
  • Victoria Nguyen | Project Manager, McGill University
  • Dennis Hayson Wong | Manager, Information Security, McGill University