NATO invests $422K toward a new international cybersecurity team


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has tapped Concordia expertise in order to enhance its cybersecurity measures.

Khashayar Khorasani, a professor in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Concordia University Research Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has partnered with Qatar University and the University of Melbourne on a research project entitled “Protection/resilient control of cyber-physical systems against malicious attacks.”

The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme has provided funding of $421,987 over a three-year periodto the international team. It will investigate methods of preventing cyberattacks on sensor-rich and actuator-rich networked systems used in a variety of engineering applications as well as critical infrastructure including industrial process control systems, water treatment systems, power generation and smart grid. 

“Partnering with NATO underscores Concordia’s already prominent cybersecurity expertise and solidifies our leadership in this discipline on an international level,” says Christophe Guy, vice-president of Research and Graduate Studies.

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