Highlights from CANHEIT 2021: Artfully innovative cyber security

Earlier this month, CANHEIT 2021 hosted Canada’s largest virtual gathering of higher education IT leaders. Throughout the week-long program, CanSSOC team members co-presented talks with NREN partners and institutional leaders, highlighting their collaborations and community-focused approaches to cyber security detection and response. “We always look forward to CANHEIT,” says Jill Kowalchuk, CanSSOC Director. “This year was particularly exciting for CanSSOC and its…

Intelligent Defence: Partnering to detect and respond to cyber attacks

CANARIE, through its Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP), is funding the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) to deliver its Threat Feed service to eligible research and education (R&E) organizations at no cost. The CanSSOC Threat Feed uniquely serves the R&E sector by identifying emerging threats based on intelligence shared among trusted national and global partners. Launched…

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CanSSOC partners celebrate new global threat intelligence sharing partnership

The Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) is part of a new cyber security threat intelligence sharing partnership launched to help education organizations across the globe prevent and mitigate cyber attacks. The new crossborder partnership will see CanSSOC collaborate with Jisc in the U.K., AARNet in Australia and REN-ISAC and OmniSOC in the U.S., all of which co-ordinate collective…

New funding to deliver CanSSOC cyber security threat intelligence to Canada’s research and education sector

CANARIE announced today that its Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP) will fund the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) to deliver its Threat Feed service to eligible research and education (R&E) organizations at no cost. The CanSSOC Threat Feed uniquely serves the R&E sector by identifying emerging threats based on intelligence shared among national and global…

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Virtual event will help Canadian institutions better prepare for cyber security threats

The Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is presenting a virtual event in partnership with CanSSOC and Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) to help Canadian institutions better prepare for the current threat environment.ssss With increased pandemic-related operational threats and research-targeted cyber attacks, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) face more threats…

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CanSSOC part of CANARIE’s new program to fund cyber security initiatives across Canada’s research and education sector

The Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre’s (CanSSOC) Threat Feed is among three initiatives prioritized for funding through CANARIE’s Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP), a new national program to align the community to a common approach, coordinate and fund cyber security initiatives for Canada’s research and education sector. Announced on Nov. 30, the CIP is funding initiatives…

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Partnerships strengthen national approach

Successful prevention, detection and mitigation of cyber security threats is reliant on strong community participation and collaboration. With this in mind, the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre’s (CanSSOC) offering of threat intelligence initiatives is focused on leveraging and integrating the cyber security skills, resources and tools within Canada’s collective higher education community. Partnerships with members…

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Threat intelligence pilot launched

In June 2020, the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC) launched a threat intelligence pilot as one of the first initiatives to enable early prevention, detection, and more effective mitigation of cyber security threats to Canadian universities and colleges. CanSSOC’s Threat Feed platform consolidates multiple threat information sources into a single curated feed, making it easier…