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June 13, 2016

2Keys and Dalhousie University Receive Grant From NSERC

(HALIFAX and OTTAWA) June 13, 2016 - 2Keys Corporation, a Canadian Information Technology Security Company, is pleased to announce that in collaboration with Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have received an Engage Grant from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). 2Keys is a long-time partner in the development of advanced, Canadian-centric information security solutions.

Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood will over the next six months in collaboration with 2Keys, explore innovative data analytic methodologies to support the continued advancement of live information security monitoring practices. “It is expected that the results of this research initiative will be integrated into current data security practices to the benefit of many organizations across Canada” says Dr. Zincir-Heywood.

“Our governments and industry partners require and rely on increasing levels of sophisticated security technologies. 2Keys believes strongly in the power of collaboration between industry, government and academia to help solve the evolving Canadian information security challenges.” said Rob Pierce, President Public Sector and Co-Founder, 2Keys.

Pierce added, “2Keys believes that inter-industrial collaborations foster ‘made-in-Canada, by-Canada, for-Canada’ solutions to critical data security needs. In addition, this NSERC collaboration further confirms the successful long-term, innovative relationship between 2Keys and Nova Scotia’s financial, government and academic partners.”

About Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood
Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood is currently a Professor of Computer Science at Dalhousie University, Canada. She received her PhD in 1998 in Computer Science and Engineering from Ege University, Turkey. Prior to moving to Dalhousie in 2000, Dr. Zincir-Heywood had been a researcher at Sussex University, UK and Karlsruhe University, Germany as well as working as an instructor at the Internet Society Network Management workshops. She has published over 150 papers on networks, security and intelligent systems. She has substantial experience of industrial research in autonomous systems, network management and security related topics. She is a member of the IEEE and the ACM.

About Dalhousie University
As Atlantic Canada’s leading research university, Dalhousie University attracts more than $142 million in grants and awards annually and emphasizes academic innovation. The university blends world-class academic programs with breakthrough thinking and leading-edge research. Top professors mentor more than 3,500 graduate students and post‐doctoral fellows in a multidisciplinary research setting. With four priority research areas, Dalhousie is particularly strong in Ocean studies; Advanced materials and clean technology; Health and Wellness; and Governance, society and culture. Dalhousie’s areas of emerging research strength are: Information Science and Communication; Agriculture and Food Technologies; and Energy and the Environment. An outward-looking institution, Dalhousie has significant research partnerships and exchanges with institutions in Germany, France, Brazil, China, Israel and Ethiopia. (source:

About 2Keys
Founded in 1998 and based in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, 2Keys is a private employee owned company. 2Keys is a national leader in enabling secure digital experiences for Canadian governments, financial institutions and commercial clients. 2Keys designs, deploys and operates Digital Identity Platforms and Cyber Security Platforms through Managed Service and Professional Service engagements. 2Keys engagements focus on integrity, confidentiality, privacy and availability as the best way to protect and enhance digital business value for our clients.

For further information please contact Dr. Brad Niblett, Vice President Finance and Administration.


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