CIIRDF Call for Proposals: Canada-Israel Cyber Security Cooperation for the Energy Sector

CIIRDF Call for Proposals: Canada-Israel Cyber Security Cooperation for the Energy Sector

 

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Applicants are invited to apply for the Canada-Israel Cyber Security Cooperation for the Energy Sector program to promote and support technology cooperation between Canadian and Israeli companies to improve cyber resilience of Canada’s energy infrastructure.

 

The program managed by the Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (CIIRDF) and funded by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Israel Innovation Authority (the IIA), this program supports industry-led collaboration, including Canadian energy and utilities sector owners/operators, to jointly develop or validate cyber solutions to address the growing and evolving cyber risks to critical energy infrastructure such as the electricity grid and oil and natural gas pipelines.

Benefits

  • For Canadian companies: Participating Canadian companies will have the opportunity to capitalize on Israel’s world class cyber security expertise and associated technologies to jointly develop innovative solutions that address Canada’s energy sector cyber vulnerabilities.
  • For Israeli companies: The Israeli cyber security companies will gain raised awareness of Canada’s energy sector cyber security needs and of opportunities for cooperation with Canadian energy and utilities sector owners/operators.

Financial Contribution

Each successful application will receive up to 50% of the eligible project costs from CIIRDF.

Project Location & Duration

  • Project activities should take place primarily in Canada and Israel.
  • Maximum 6 months (The Canadian component of the project must be completed before March 31, 2019).

Type of Projects

  • Proof of Concept: A trial that allows a Canadian energy company (End User) to evaluate cyber technologies from Israel within End User’s own environment
  • Technology Validation: 1) validation of functionality, performance, quality and usability with End User, 2) validation of product value proposition with End User, or 3) acceleration of product adoption with End User
  • Rapid R&D: Canadian and Israeli cyber technologies to be developed and integrated to create a new solution for End User

Examples of Project Areas: Industrial Control System (ICS) digital data collection and analysis, ICS/SCADA vulnerability assessment, predictive maintenance system, ICT passive monitoring, remote data collection, cloud infrastructure security for utilities

Eligibility Criteria

  • Projects must be conducted jointly by at least one Canadian company (e.g., energy and utilities sector owners/operators, cyber technology supplier) and one Israeli company.
  • Projects must address cyber security needs of the Canadian energy industry (e.g., electricity, oil and gas, nuclear).
  • Each application should be prepared and submitted jointly by at least one Canadian company (such as an energy and utilities sector owner/operator, cyber technology supplier) and one Israeli company.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit CIIRDF Call for Proposals.

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  • The smart grid of the energy sector has opened up millions of potential targets for hackers. This has been a topic of concern at our research facility in Canada as we have discussed what companies here can do to help secure up or vital power grid. Its good to see a pro-active collaboration with Israel, as we work out these ongoing data vulnerabilities over the next few decades.

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