Cyber Security Expertise

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is your trusted partner in delivering world-class capabilities in cyber security solutions for nuclear and other critical infrastructure.

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has been committed to commissioning its research capabilities in cyber security and has celebrated a number of recent milestones:

  • Launched a new multi-million dollar cyber security research facility at Knowledge Park in Fredericton, New Brunswick 
  • Developed internationally utilized, cutting edge cyber security technologies, including the current development and commercialization of a safety-qualified plant display system for mission critical applications 
  • Established partnerships with University of New Brunswick, including the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity and the Faculties of Engineering and Computer Science


Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is a world leader in nuclear science and technology, leveraging its expertise in non-disruptive Industrial Control Systems solutions by protecting mission-critical infrastructures. This work utilizes a state-of-the-art research facility which can model the typical architectures of business and process control networks in order to monitor networks for potential problems and improve security.

The Cyber Security research facility will be underpinning Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Cyber Security research program with the latest technologies in order to address government and industry priorities. The new facility at the University of New Brunswick replicates control systems found in critical infrastructure world-wide; it enables Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to develop intrusion-resistant systems, add intrusion detection and provide remediation, all while maintaining the integrity of the client’s systems.

CNL Cyber Security Research Facility's Key Features and Benefits

Distributed control systems testing platform equipped with industrial controllers to simulate real-time process control functions which include a representative suite of field instrumentation such as smart devices and industrial communication network protocols.

Cyber Security technologies that will be deployed to model different Cyber Security solution options that will themselves be under assessment for configurability, usability, and effectiveness, particularly in the real-time process environment.  Technologies to be investigated include:

o Boundary protection devices (e.g., firewalls)

o Network Intrusion Protection

o Network Anomaly Detection

o Endpoint protection

o Security information and event management (SIEM) tools

o Application sandboxing

o Vulnerability scanners

o Multi-engine virus scanners

o Network devices (e.g., smart switches, network taps)

o Virtual servers

o Penetration testing tools.

Security Operations Centres (SOC) equipped with situational awareness tools and dashboards that provide real-time monitoring, analysis, alerting, and reporting capabilities.