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Cyber Round Table Discussion

ACADA is excited to launch our quarterly Cyber Round Table discussion series. Our first session will focus on trends in cybersecurity research and recommended best practices for cyber resilience.


Alireza Zohourian | Ph.D. student, University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Cybersecurity Researcher at the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC)

Alireza Zohourian is a Ph.D. student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and a Cybersecurity Researcher at the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC). His main research is on the Internet of Things(IoT) Security. He started his research by studying the security of low-power low-rate wireless protocols such as Zigbee and extended his research to state-of-the-art solutions such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Software-Defined Networking to secure IoT networks. He is currently conducting research on profiling, fingerprinting and identification techniques for monitoring IoT networks to address the challenges caused by the proliferation, heterogeneity, and resource constraints of IoT devices in different IoT applications.

Nur Zincir-Heywood | Distinguished Research Professor, Associate Dean Research Computer Science, Dalhousie University

Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood is a Distinguished Research Professor of Computer Science. Nur is a leading Canadian Cybersecurity AI researcher. She currently serves as the Associate Dean Research at the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University. She is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Wiley International Journal of Network Management and a guest editor of the Springer Journal of Network and System Management. Nur serves on the Executive Team of CS-Can/INFO-Can and and a member on the NYIT Cybersecurity Advisory Board. She also promotes cybersecurity and information communication technologies to wider audiences on CBC, CTV and Global media networks.