CyberNB has launched a brand-new operational space at Cyber Centre in Fredericton, NB. This state-of-the-art facility was developed in partnership with Knowledge Park and Ignite Fredericton and will serve as a national hub for thought leadership in the development and maintenance of critical systems. The space features a training facility and Canada’s only not-for-profit Critical Infrastructure Fusion Centre, a secure facility for collaborative intelligent threat detection, information sharing, and mutual assistance when attacks happen. Alongside, CyberNB’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Network (CIPnet), the new operational space is working to strengthen Canada’s cybersecurity posture.
As CyberNB initializes its next phase of growth within this new space, Tyson Johnson has stepped down as CEO. The process of hiring a successor is being led by the Board of Directors, with an announcement to be made in the new year.
“I am very proud of what our team has accomplished during my time as CEO,” said Johnson. “CyberNB is now a key player within the cybersecurity industry in Canada and has boundless opportunities for growth on the horizon. This was a difficult decision to make, and I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their support.”
As the Board of Directors confirms a new CEO, day-to-day operations will be managed by Jeremy Depow, Director, Policy and Stakeholder Relations, and Jacinthe Beliveau, Vice President Operations.
Depow, an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Cybersecurity Across our Borders, founded Canada’s Digital Policy Forum in 2014. He has served in many capacities, including as Co-Chair of the Internet Society Canada’s IoT cybersecurity project and on Standards Council of Canada digital initiatives. Jeremy is as a Senior Advisor to StrategyCorp Inc., a leading public affairs, communications, and management consulting firm.
“This is an exciting time for CyberNB as we launch the Fusion Centre within a resilient and secure environment at the Cyber Centre,” said Depow. “The Fusion Centre empowers us to further nurture collaboration with our partners and better protect critical infrastructure. We have an incredibly strong team at CyberNB who are committed to supporting a safe and accessible internet.”
Jacinthe Beliveau joined CyberNB in 2018 and served as Director, Project Management Office before being named Vice President Operations. She provides operational oversight on all programs across the mandate and ensures a disciplined approach to operations. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), she recently led the team’s transition into the new Cyber Centre.
“As we continue to capitalize on opportunities, we remain focused on solidifying CyberNB as a national epicentre for cybersecurity. Our senior management group is primed to lead collaboration within our industry as we collectively set our sights on advancing the industry together,” said Beliveau.
CyberNB was founded in 2016 to fill a crucial gap in Canada’s cybersecurity ecosystem, providing a single overarching organization working on behalf of all stakeholders. Since then, we have developed an extensive national and international network of partners and collaborators in business, government and academia. A dynamic non-profit, we are a connector and multiplier for the collective advancement of Canada’s booming cybersecurity sector.
For further information please contact:
Jeremy Depow, Director, Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Jacinthe Beliveau, Vice President Operations