THE CYBERSECURITY REVOLUTION

2021

Friday, May 21, 2021, SECREV provides an open and inclusive event that streams from locations around the world from UTC 0:00 until midnight. It is absolutely free to attend and requires no registration. The 24 hour Live stream will be viewable here, and the Premiere Videos will be available from the links below. You can ask questions in the chat and on twitter at #SECREV2021.

Cybersecurity is a complex problem that is thankfully being addressed by researchers and professionals across the world, each dedicated to reducing risks online. Sustainable solutions require thinking that crosses cultures, disciplines and perspectives. The more these researchers know about each other’s work and the more we understand about all of their findings, the better we are able to make decisions for a safer online space.

Unfortunately, bringing everyone together is time-consuming and costly. The reality of modern academia locks important discoveries away. Those seeking knowledge from research can be blocked by:

  • Geography, as conferences can be costly to attend,
  • Travel restrictions, as unforeseen events can make travel unsafe
  • Jargon, as increasingly specialized fields require complex terminology and methods
  • Noise, as it becomes more difficult to recognize strong proofs and scientific consensus in the volume of research available online.

SECREV is an annual event, that streams from locations around the world, following the sun to provide a truly international exchange of cybersecurity knowledge. It combines streaming and social media to create an open and inclusive event for sharing and discussing cybersecurity. It was conceived to openly encourage sharing and interaction among the wider cybersecurity research community. This event has been established with the goals of:

  • Increasing the capacity of researchers to share their findings effectively online
  • Create opportunities for exchange between groups around the world that are working on cybersecurity
  • Provide a near zero cost event to enable groups to contribute and collaborate

SECREV is made possible largely by the volunteer efforts of the participants. Due to this, we have been able to prioritize the open sharing of knowledge that is unbiased by commercial concerns. While we recognize the important contribution made by for profit cybersecurity organizations, this event is to support the organizations and individuals doing work towards the public good that provides no specific benefit to an individual or individual company.

The Cybersecurity Revolution is hosted by Canada's Smart Cybersecurity Network, SERENE-RISC. 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 a non-profit organization (NPO) funded by the federal Networks of Centers of Excellence in May 2014 and hosted by the University of Montreal at the International Center for Comparative Criminology (ICCC). SERENE-RISC brings together more than 70 academics from 9 disciplines and spread across 25 post-secondary institutions across Canada, as well as more than 24 members from the public and private sectors and six NPOs. Find out more about SERENE-RISC and the other services they provide at serene-risc.ca.

SECREV2021 is Co-Organized by: