There was a time when we thought protecting computer systems and networks from malicious attacks was achievable. But we have since entered an era where some of the basic premises of cybersecurity seem increasingly unrealistic and unattainable. The focus is now on cyber-resilience—a term that implies some acceptance that risk is inevitable and emphasizes preparedness, response, mitigation and adaptation.
As Canada Research Chair in Cyber-resilience, Dr. Benoît Dupont is focusing on the principles and practices of cyber-resilience. He and his research team have three main goals: they are systematizing knowledge of cyber-resilience practices and measurement tools, expanding the application of this knowledge to both criminal actors and vulnerable groups, and developing simulation and learning methods that foster cyber-resilience skills. Ultimately, their work will improve our ability to anticipate, respond to and recover from cyber attacks.