The Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC) is a knowledge mobilization network created to enable people to protect themselves against cyber threats and minimize their consequences. SERENE-RISC is an NPO, funded by the federal Networks of Centers of Excellence since May 2014 and hosted by the University of Montreal at the International Center for Comparative Criminology (CICC).
To do this, SERENE-RISC relies on knowledge mobilization, a multidisciplinary approach to transfer knowledge from their point of creation to the end users. Knowledge mobilization thus reinforces the links between research, policy and practice.
SERENE-RISC brings together more than 40 academics from 9 disciplines and spread across 24 post-secondary institutions across Canada, Quebec, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia, as well as more than 24 members from the public and private sectors and six non-profit organizations (NPOs).
SERENE-RISC aims to be a platform for information exchange on cybersecurity that is factual, impartial, inclusive and mobilizing, and aims to promote and share the cutting-edge knowledge of research on risks, threats and solutions around cybersecurity.
By making the most current and relevant results of cybersecurity research more widely available, the Network strives to:
SERENE-RISC bases its orientations, actions and decisions on the following values: