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North Bay Machining Centre Marks 2nd Company in Northern Ontario to obtain Cyber Secure Canada Certification.

Posted: Mar 22, 2022

(North Bay, ON) March 22, 2022

North Bay Machining Centre after hard work and dedication, has finally obtained their CyberSafe Canada certification. 

As more companies and individuals turn to online activities, whether for business or communications, having cyber secure systems and risk management protocols in place is imperative for a company’s survival among the internet of things.

“The process was very tedious for our Technology Consultant John Jansen. There’s a lot of hoops to jump through. Overall, we are glad we did it knowing our online assets are secure from anyone with malicious intent,” stated Luc Champagne, President. “We would also like to thank the Northern Ontario Defence Readiness Program (NODRP), Watsec Cyber Risk Management, and especially the dedicated efforts of my staff to accomplish this certification. We know right now we are in a far better position than ever to secure our company’s online assets from cyber crime, and that, is great feeling.”


The Northern Ontario Defence Readiness Program (NODRP) was made possible through funding from FedNor and NOHFC agencies, in partnership with the Ontario North Economic Development Corporation (ONEDC), which comprises the five major cities in Northern Ontario: Greater Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins and Thunder Bay. This program initiative will:

  • Help Northern Ontario companies increase awareness and understanding of defence supply

chain opportunities;

  • Provide Northern Ontario firms with the expertise required to prepare to participate in this


  • Support Northern Ontario firms with defence certification requirement and bid preparation


  • Provide capacity to source/develop Northern Ontario companies capabilities as required by

current contract obligation opportunities;

  • Provide ONEDC with the resources required to effectively work in tandem with Northern

Ontario’s designated region representative at FedNor to increase marketing of Northern Ontario capabilities.

  • Represent Northern Ontario companies at defence events and to assist them in their business development efforts.

For further information on the Defence sector, ITB obligations in Canada, NODRP and the program’s offerings to Northern Ontario companies, please contact Mike Crocco, Manager of Program [email protected]  or Kim Rose, Program Coordinator, [email protected].

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