Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 25 September that it will establish a new cyber multi-million dollar security research facility at Knowledge Park in Fredericton, New Brunswick. CNL has identified cyber security research as one of seven strategic initiatives the company plans to pursue as part of its Long-Term Strategy, an ambitious 10-year plan which will position the organisation as a global leader in nuclear science and technology.
“Canada’s nuclear industry is an important national asset, as a source of good jobs, driver of innovation and supplier of low-carbon energy,” said Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “CNL’s move to expand its research and development activity in New Brunswick shows how the nuclear industry can create new opportunities for jobs and business development in different parts of the country while advancing new solutions in cyber security for critical infrastructure.”
CNL's President and CEO, Mark Lesinski, said: “Cyber security of industrial control systems is a growing concern across all industries, and particularly in the nuclear industry, where it represents a multi-billion dollar worldwide market,” commented Lesinski. “CNL has clear expertise in this area, which we intend to grow and commercialise over the next decade.