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Cyber Threats and Resiliency Implications in the Current COVID-19 Crisis

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GRI Member Webinar

Lead researchers Michele Mosca and Benoît Dupont will discuss their recently released research and findings on cyber threat and resiliency of the Financial Services Sector. We have seen that cyber threats have been amplified during the current pandemic, they will discuss their thoughts on what longer term effects might ensue during and after the pandemic. They will also discuss what lessons should be learned from this crisis and what we might do to adapt or mitigate future risks.


Michele Mosca

He is co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization of the Faculty of Mathematics, and a founding member of Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He co-founded and is director of CryptoWorks21, an NSERC funded training program in quantum-safe cryptography. In 2015, he started the company evolutionQ Inc. with Norbert Luetkenhaus in order to help organizations evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones.

Benoît Dupont

Benoît Dupont is a professor of criminology at the Université de Montréal, where he also holds the Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity. He is also the scientific director of the Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC), one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence. Benoît’s research focuses on the reciprocal adaptations of technology and delinquency, through the study of several particular forms of crime such as identity theft, bank fraud, computer hacking or telecommunications fraud. In particular, he examines the technological, criminal and control ecosystems that promote the emergence of certain types of illicit practices, as well as the processes by which offenders detect and benefit from new opportunities.