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At CIRA, our mission is to build a trusted internet for Canadians, and CIRA Labs is always on the lookout for new ways to accomplish this task.

CIRA Labs is an innovation hub that develops new solutions that can help build a secure, trusted, and accessible internet for Canadians both domestically and abroad.

We research and develop new technologies that help increase the security and resilience of the internet; mitigate and respond to cyber-attacks; and support new network, data, and security standards around the world.


CIRA Labs has two active projects, both centered on the growing realm of IoT security: CIRA Secure IoT Registry and CIRA Secure Home Gateway.


Jacques Latour

Chief Technology & Security Officer in CTO & Labs

CIRA Labs Leadership

As a renowned expert in developing innovative, leading-edge IT solutions, Jacques Latour has established CIRA as a global leader among registries and in the internet industry. He has 25+ years of experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors. As CIRA’s CTO, Jacques leads CIRA Labs, providing direction for the management and security of the .CA registry and its underlying DNS.

Recognized as a visionary in the internet community, Jacques has played a key role in shaping today’s internet. He is an outspoken advocate for the adoption of IPv6 and represents the .CA registry internationally as a member of a variety of working groups and advisory groups, including being a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), TLD-OPS standing committees and TechDay and DNSSEC Planning Program Committee.


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