Urgent Demand for Expertise
The global cybersecurity industry is experiencing a severe and worsening talent shortage.
Growing Economic and Social Costs
The anticipated trend suggests a substantial annual rise in the expenses associated with global cybercrime in the coming years.
The QCSP will produce high-impact research, development, and training to confront security and privacy challenges.
The Queen’s Centre for Security and Privacy (QCSP) is a university‐wide, multidisciplinary research centre that will:
- Conduct cutting-edge research to establish itself as a leading authority in security and privacy on both the national and global stages
- Develop professional training and consulting programs in collaboration with industry and government, including curriculum consulting to integrate cybersecurity education into programs across the university
- Organize workshops and seminars and promote cyberthreat information awareness in Queen’s and across Canada
- Provide security and privacy research as a service for public and private sector organizations
The QCSP leverages the:
- Strengths of 12+ researchers from five departments of Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC)
- Training of 50+ graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Further synergies are developed through collaborations with:
- Organizations within Queen’s (e.g., Centre for Advanced Computing, Information Technology Services)
- Kingston General Hospital (KGH)
- Cybersecurity experts from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC)
- Industry partners; and
- Cybersecurity-relevant government agencies