Tech outfit sets up



ORLÉANS | The company’s name is VE- NUS Cybersecurity Corp. But hackers and online predators will find it anything but beautiful when the company gets up and running. The non-profit high-tech security outfit is setting up shop in what were the offices for the former Town of Cumberland. The build- ing on Centrum Boulevard in Orléans will now be the headquarters for what founder Tony Bailetti and his people hope will be- come a globe-spanning leading consultant firm in the growing shadow realm of cyber- security. Bailetti, who holds degrees in engineer- ing and business, has helped create more than 200 companies in the past through his post at Carleton University. VENUS Cyberse- curity is his most ambitious project yet. VENUS stands for Virtual Environment for Networks of Ubiquitous Security. The com- pany is a non-profit free agent, working in- dependent of any government though its initial start-up period will include partner- ships with the City of Ottawa, the Ontario government, and the federal government through the National Research Council and through Communications Security Establishment Canada (CESC), Canada’s little-known but very effective and efficient electronic counter-intelligence and infor- mation-gathering operation. Telus is also a partner in the start-up of VE- NUS Cybersecurity. The corporation and all of the government partners in the project are putting up $250,000 each in either cash or in-kind support services. But the ultimate goal for the non-profit is to have operating budget funded through memberships paid for by the companies it consults for. Once it is in full operation mode, VENUS Cybersecurity will add up to 60 jobs to the high-tech sector economic profile of the Cumberland Ward. The first two dozen employees will be online at the Centrum Boulevard office by the end of the month. The remainder will be on-staff by the end of January next year. The focus for VENUS Cybersecurity will be research and development, studying technologies from other countries that can serve their Canadian clients. The group will also review cybersecurity issues and offer recommendations to corporate clients and government departments. Lawn tractor heist ST-ISIDORE | A thieving trio made off with a pair of lawn tractors from a John Deere tractor dealership in The Nation munici- pality. An OPP report states the three were caught on a surveillance camera when they broke into the Green Tech premises in the village of St-Isidore sometime between 10:30 p.m., Oct. 3, and 12:30 a.m., Oct. 4. They left the site with two John Deere “zero point turn” lawn tractors, worth a combined total of about $25,000.

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