The University of New Brunswick and Mastercard have launched a partnership that will advance cybersecurity research and training opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT). Mastercard has invested $1.75M into UNB’s Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) to support research and learning opportunities through the IoT laboratory and to establish a cybersecurity research chair. Dr Rongxing Lu, the inaugural Mastercard IoT chair, will lead efforts to develop new security and privacy-enhancing techniques. “UNB’s extensive cybersecurity expertise will become part of a new network of knowledge working to make digital commerce safer for Canadians,” said UNB President Dr Paul J Mazerolle. “At UNB, we understand how real applications and innovations can change the world. This ideal is at the heart of what UNB is all about and we achieve it through research, partnerships and education.” UNB Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.