Partnership aims to develop cybersecurity solutions to promote transit rider safety

The University of Windsor’s SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to collaborate on innovative technology and knowledge mobilization designed to help public transit operators keep riders safe.

According to SHIELD co-founders Mitra Mirhassani, a UWindsor electrical and computer engineering professor, and Ikjot Saini from the School of Computer Science, the partnership will work to develop cybersecurity research, training, and awareness.

“If there’s one thing we have learned over the past year, it’s the importance of collaboration,” says CUTRIC president Josipa Petrunic. “CUTRIC is proud to be partnering with the University of Windsor as we set out on this new journey of strengthening and advancing our scientific, educational, and technological capabilities.”

SHIELD is Canada’s first organization dedicated to countering threats to the connected transportation marketplace.

The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium a non-profit organization that designs technology and commercialization projects to advance next-generation zero-carbon mobility and transportation solutions.