Cybersecurity

Protect your data and your organization

Cyber threats pose big risks to us all. Now’s the time to amp up your security.

Protect your data, networks, and teams from online threats

The digital revolution has forever changed the way organizations function, affording everyone from large corporations to small-business owners to not-for-profits the ability to harness emerging technologies in new and exciting ways. But as the optimization of online operations continues to evolve, so, too, does the risk posed by increasingly sophisticated cyber-threats. Be it ransomware attacks, phishing schemes or all manner of potential data breaches, it’s more important than ever to keep your data safe. Your cybersecurity needs to be top of mind.

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Mitacs can help

Organizations need to understand their potential vulnerabilities, and proactively develop effective, scalable, cost-efficient solutions, but where to start? And, even if you’ve already started, how can you ensure you are keeping up with the latest innovations in the rapidly evolving cybersecurity sector?

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Get the cybersecurity expertise you need

With more than 20 years of experience pairing organizations with expert R&D talent recruited from colleges and universities across Canada and around the world, Mitacs can help you solve complex cybersecurity challenges. Partnering with Mitacs gives you access to a vast network of top-level cybersecurity researchers, who possess the most up-to-date skills, knowledge and know-how to help you protect your organization’s network, safeguard your data, and stay one step ahead of potential online threats.

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How we help you achieve your goals

  • A team of 100 advisors, embedded at Canadian postsecondary institutions, identifies the right expertise to address your business challenges
  • Help you recruit highly skilled talent
  • Leverage your budget: because you pay only 50% of the project cost, your money goes further
  • Tap into national research networks
Your Key Benefits

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Leverage your R&D/Innovation budgets and make your money go further

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We work with you to develop the scope and the roadmap of the project to achieve your goals

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We provide you with access to expertise not available in-house

Innovation insights

Mitacs has fostered thousands of successful collaborations between organizations and researchers.

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Carleton PhD brings psychology and computer science together to educate on internet safety Sana Maqsood, a PhD student at Carleton University, wants to educate young internet users on how to stay safe in the online world. Through Mitacs’ internship program, Sana is working with MediaSmarts — a local not-for-profit organization that promotes digital literacy among […]

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Mitacs Globalink student contributes to cyber security research in Canada

Kelson Praxedes de Almeida’s research at UNB helps understand cyber network attacks As a student originally from the Universidade Federal Da Paraíba  in Rio Tinto, Brazil, Kelson thought that coming to Canada for a research internship would be “a good chance to know a beautiful country” while learning about network security through research. He and […]

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