University of Ottawa and Carleton University IT Departments join forces to combat cyber security threats

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Recently, the University of Ottawa and Carleton University signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and coordinate on cyber security incident management. 

“We have a responsibility to protect our institutions information systems and data against constantly evolving cybersecurity threats. By coordinating our efforts, we can work together to tackle our shared challenges.” explains Tim Lott, Chief Information Officer with Carleton University.

The signed agreement confirms the commitment to jointly develop common incident response plans, guidelines and best practices. This will allow for information sharing and coordination for the purposes of incident response. 

“We are excited to work together this year on best approaches to prevent and respond to cyber security threats.“ adds Martin Bernier, Chief Information Officer with the University of Ottawa.

Coordinating efforts around cyber security protection, detection, prevention, recovery and response will help both institutions better safeguard their systems and information.

two men sign a document. Colourful pictures are shown on the wall in the back.

 

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