SERENE-RISC welcomes ITAC as its first Network Affiliate

The Smart Cybersecurity Network is very pleased to welcome its first Network Affiliate, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). SERENE-RISC is proud to engage with a prominent association like ITAC to assist with the sharing and mobilization of cybersecurity knowledge. 

By joining SERENE-RISC, ITAC now has access to many valuable benefits such as an assigned access to Konnect, the SERENE-RISC’s online knowledge-sharing platform, and the knowledge digests to distribute to its members, opportunities to contribute to the Network workshops, seminars and knowledge brokering, as well as plenty of networking activities.

"I am pleased to welcome ITAC as our first Network Affiliate. ITAC and SERENE-RISC have a lot to share, and we at SERENE-RISC are looking forward to collaborating with such an important industry organization,” said SERENE-RISC’s Scientific Director, Benoît Dupont.

"We are excited by the potential of our new partnership with SERENE-RISC, which brings together the Canadian aggregator of cyber-security research with the aggregator of Canadian ICT companies with a strong interest in cyber security," says ITAC's CEO and President, Karna Gupta. "We look forward to the development of innovative joint initiatives that will support the expansion of Canadian leadership in this area.”

With the joining of ITAC, the Network is now reaching hundreds of IT companies in addition to the major industry and government members, academics and students that are already part of SERENE-RISC.

ITAC is Canada’s national information and communications technology business association, representing about 300 regular and associate members from across the country. ITAC represents a broad range of large, medium and small enterprises spanning telecommunications and Internet services, consulting services, hardware, microelectronics, software and electronic content. For more information about the Association, please visit

SERENE-RISC is currently receiving new member requests on a weekly basis and is encouraging those who have not done so to complete and submit the member application form available in the ‘Become a member’ section of the website. In this section, you will also find the criteria and valuable benefits of joining the growing cybersecurity community.