The Durham College vision

Durham College (DC) is a leader in innovative applied research – solving industry and social challenges through innovation and collaboration via our Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE).

Committed to addressing the needs of a technology-driven knowledge economy, ORSIE engages with industry, employees, students, and the community at large on research projects that are designed to support, transform and advance economic prosperity in Durham Region and beyond.

As technology advances and cyber threats become more sophisticated and complex, it is crucial for DC to provide current and aspiring cybersecurity professionals and small and medium-sized enterprises access to applied research services and leading-edge cybersecurity education that will prepare them for the ever-changing threat landscape.

The combination of DC’s applied research expertise and its market-driven educational programming, in collaboration with in­dustry experts, brings a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity ecosystem to Durham Region.

The Centre for Cybersecurity Innovation is the result of interdisciplinary collaboration among ORSIE and the college’s Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning and School of Business, IT & Management.

In today’s world, there is a cybersecurity workforce shortage. The Centre for Cybersecurity Innovation presents new opportunities to also address the talent gaps that exist in this sector.