Building trust

Strengthening cybersecurity

When engineers build new online systems, they’re building ways to protect people in digital spaces. 

By designing systems that monitor and detect suspicious activities, engineers are creating tools that are instrumental in alerting security teams of potential cybersecurity threats before any damage is caused. For increased security and to limit access to sensitive information, they’re formulating new means of authentication like biometric methods that use physical characteristics to verify user identities. And by designing encryption algorithms, secure data transmission protocols, and implementing multi-factor authentication systems, engineers are helping create secure communication protocols that can protect sensitive data from cyberattacks. From protecting an individual’s privacy and reputation to mitigating national security risks, engineers are creating solutions that make online interactions more secure and more trustworthy for everyone. 

A few examples of how engineers are making online spaces safer and building tomorrows:

Quantum cryptography - securing data, one bit at a time

U of T Engineering cyber-security research recognized by Canada’s biggest bank

Government announces new funding for research projects to enhance cyber security\

What it takes to keep an electric society safe from cyberthreat