7:30 a.m., Nov. 6)
cyber-security agency to be located in Orléans
By Fred Sherwin
will soon be the home of a cyber-security initiative aimed
at finding ways to thwart the growing threat of cyber
attacks on institutional information systems.
Venus Cybersecurity Corp. will employ as many as 35 people
and will be located in the Peter D. Clark Building on
initiative is being funded by the City of Ottawa, the
province, the National Research Council, the Communications
Security Establishment Canada and Telus with each organization
putting up $250,000 in cash and in-kind services. Carleton
University will also be participating in the research.
project was announced by Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal
Galipeau and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson during a press conference
at city hall on Tuesday.
has been trying to bring federal jobs to the riding ever
since he was first elected in 2005. This is by far the
largest tangible result of his efforts, but it couldn't
come to fruition without the help of local councillors,
Bob Monette, Steve Blais and Rainer Bloess, who have made
bringing new jobs to Orléans one of their top priorities.
city's portion of the funding will be used to cover the
cost of rent and building fit-up. The city will also be
contributing staff time to the initiative.
Venus Cybersecurity Corp. will carry out research and
development projects, launch new ventures, build shared
infrastructure, advance cybersecurity science and practice,
expand cybersecurity education, and produce recommendations
office is the brainchild of Carleton University business
professor Tony Bailetti, who suggests Canada could become
a leader in combating computer-based attacks that cost
individuals, businesses and nations billions of dollars
and the local councillors are also hoping the initiative
will act as a catalyst in bringing other cyber-security
companies to the east end.
and it's close proximity to Communications Security Establishment
Canada and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service,
"will make Ottawas east end a leader in the
important field of cybersecurity. said Galipeau.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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