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June 6, 2017

2Keys and Dalhousie University Continue to Build Applied Research Collaboration - Receive Engage Plus Grant

(OTTAWA and TORONTO) June 6, 2017 - 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, they have received an Engage Plus 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, in collaboration with 2Keys will continue to explore the relevant methodologies and approaches to identify different behaviours within the network environment. “This research initiative will lead to progress in the dynamic analysis of network traffic data enhancing the protections provided by managed security services. Researchers trained through this project will be valuable assets to 2Keys as well as a wide range of Canadian organizations." said Dr. Zincir-Heywood.

“2Keys values and supports its long-term collaborative relationship with Dalhousie University in pursuing applied research aims within the critical fields of Digital Identity and Cyber Security” said Rob Pierce, President and Co-Founder, 2Keys. Pierce adds, “2Keys is committed to leveraging the results of this continued collaborative research initiative into evidence-informed, Canadian-focused monitoring and response solutions, relevant to both our government and business customers.”

2Keys would also like to congratulate Dr. Zincir-Heywood for winning the Women Leaders in the Digital Economy Award presented by Digital Nova Scotia on May 30th.

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 in industrial research of autonomous systems, network management and security related topics. She is also 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 Corporation
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 confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy as the best way to enhance and secure digital business value for our clients.

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