FREDERICTON, N.B. — Canada’s Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) recently opened the doors to its new National Innovation Centre for Cybersecurity, a multi-million dollar cyber security research facility at Knowledge Park in Fredericton, N.B. with the goal of enhancing Canada’s cyber security capabilities.
With support from the Province of New Brunswick and Opportunities New Brunswick, CNL also announced it would be adding up to 24 new employees to work at the centre in the next five years and will invest over $3 million in new equipment and infrastructure upgrades, states a release.
CNL has identified cyber security research as one of seven initiatives the company plans to pursue as part of its long-term strategy.
While there is a large commercial industry catering to the cyber security of business and information technology systems, the cyber security of industrial control systems has been widely overlooked, indicates the release.
A key element to the growth of CNL will be the Province of New Brunswick’s cybersecurity ecosystem, which has grown into a “world-class cybersecurity cluster of world-leading experts, academics and international companies, providing CNL with collaboration and partnership opportunities to grow its cyber security businesses,” adds the release.