Original Report, Dr. V. Abboud, WEtech Alliance, May 10, 2021
Cybersecurity as a whole has become part of a louder conversation about the imperative for all citizens to be cautious with their data and how they engage in the digital world. Cybersecurity is not a new concern, of course, but the COVID-19 pandemic has induced an exponential rush to work, learn, and interact online that has brought to light the gaps in how we typically interact digitally.
In order to understand the landscape of cyber security in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions, WEtech Alliance, with the support of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, the Ontario Centre of Innovation, and Invest WindsorEssex, has undertaken an environmental scan that aims to uncover the current state of cybersecurity in our region. Intended as an informational guide to identify how “cyber security” is understood, engaged, and discussed in the region, this report focuses on the key interests, activities, gaps, and opportunities related to cybersecurity.