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eCrime Cyber Council

Benoit Dupont
Scientific Director, Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE)

Dr. Benoît Dupont is professor of criminology at the Université de Montréal, where he holds the Canada research chair in Security and technology. He is also one of the co-founders and Scientific Director of the Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC), one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE). SERENE-RISC brings together government (Public Safety Canada, CSIS, CSEC, DRDC, Industry Canada, OPP, SQ), industry (Bell, CGI, ESET, GoSecure, Symantec, etc.), non-profits and more than twenty academic partners in order to facilitate the mobilization and uptake of evidence-based cybersecurity knowledge.

From 2010 to 2015, he headed the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, the largest cluster of crime and security scholars in the country. In 2013, he joined the Council of Canadian Academies’ committee of experts chaired by Hon. Justice Stephen T. Goudge Q.C., which published its Policing Canada in the 21st Century report the following year. His own research interests focus on the governance of security and the use of networked initiatives to enhance offline and online safety, as well as the coevolution of crime and technology, and in particular the social organization of malicious hackers, as well as the international comparison and evaluation of effective and efficient cybersecurity policies.

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