New Canadian Cyber Forensic Organization Created to Fight Cyber Crime

    MONTREAL, July 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada, the Competition Bureau of
Canada, Concordia University, Rogers Communications and Microsoft Canada Co.,
are proud to announce that they are working towards the establishment of the
National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance Canada (NCFTA Canada). This new
Alliance will be hosted by Concordia University in Montreal.
    "There is a recognized need for industry, academia, and law enforcement
to work together and share information about cyber incidents in a neutral
venue to identify and mitigate threats" said Dr. Louise Dandurand,
Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, at Concordia University. "NCFTA
Canada is the appropriate and relevant response to such a need and Concordia
is proud to host such an important organization."
    "Online security is one of the most important realities facing our
industry today", said Michael Freeman, Director of Product Management at Bell,
speaking on behalf of the industry partners. "The NCFTA's collective approach
provides an excellent opportunity to address these issues in a comprehensive
way and on an industry-wide basis. Bell is happy to play a role in this
important initiative."
    NCFTA Canada will enable and develop partnerships between the public
sector, law enforcement agencies, the private sector and academic
organizations that will reduce the impact of cyber-crime affecting Canadians.
    "The Competition Bureau is pleased to be participating in the
establishment of NCFTA Canada," said Andrea Rosen, Deputy Commissioner,
Competition Bureau. "Given the increase in high tech crimes targeting
businesses and consumers, collaboration with our Canadian partners in the
creation of this task force is essential."
    NCTFA Canada will combine resources, intelligence, expertise and R&D
efforts to effectively and cooperatively work on:

    - promoting information security in Canada;
    - investigating mutually defined cyber-crime targets to gather
      intelligence, define prevention methods, and develop counter-measures;
    - developing and publishing information or processes that will help
      protect organizations or individuals from cyber-crime;
    - carrying well-focused collaborative research and development
    - developing and sharing tools that aid in the investigation or
      prevention of cyber-crime;
    - building relationships with organizations having similar vision both
      nationally and internationally;

For further information:

For further information: Tanya Churchmuch, Senior Media Relations
Advisor, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424 ext. 2518, Cell: (514) 518-3336,

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