On Sept. 12, 2019, Jill Kowalchuk was appointed Director of the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) project. Jill is also the National Research and Education Network (NREN) coordination manager at CANARIE. In her CANARIE role, she is responsible for bringing together the organization’s leaders and 12 provincial and territorial partners to collaboratively drive the evolution of the NREN.
Isaac Straley will be staying on the project as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He is also currently the CISO at the University of Toronto (U of T); he joined in December 2018. Previously, Isaac held a dual post of both CISO and privacy officer at the University of California for 13 years.
These recent changes support CanSSOC’s aim to deliver broader access to security event data, the development of advanced technologies to analyze that data and a greater ability to prevent as well as triage cyber security incidents.
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