CISaC's newest Management Board member is Ian Wilms. Ian has had a 13 year career with IBM Canada, where he currently holds the position of Public Safety Executive. He is also engaged in the Calgary community through his roles as Chairman of the Calgary Police Commission, President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards, and 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
The University of Calgary has approved undergraduate courses for students wanting to establish an area of concentration in information security within the Compuer Science program. This new concentration went online in the fall of 2007.
The Calgary Laboratory for Information Assurance and Security (CLIAS) is a new collaborative initiative at the University of Calgary, spearheaded by CISaC, the Insitute for Quantum Information Science (IQIS) and the Advanced Technology Information Processing Systems (ATIPS) Laboratory.
Professor Paul Dourish will be giving a lecture entitled From Privacy and Security to Collective Information Practices on March 16, 2005 at 11 am in room 516 of the ICT Building. Paul is an Associate Professor in the Donald Bren School if Information and Computer Science at at the University of California Irvine and the Associate Director of the Irvine Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.
Some of the brightest minds in the information security sector will give a series of six distinguished lectures during the winter semester of 2005. The first lecture will take place on Thursday, January 27, in Biosciences 587. Dr. Thomas Keenan will speak on What's Hot, and Getting Hotter in Computer Security? For more information, consult the series' web site.
Jointly with the research group of iCORE Chair and CISaC member Graham Jullien and industrial partners Silicon Graphics and NE2 Corporation, CISaC researchers have been awarded an NSERC Strategic Grant of $506,000 for three years for their project Novel Implementation of Cryptographic Algorithms on Custom Hardware Platforms.