How cyber security is driving the jobs of the future

October 29, 2018

A recent report released by Deloitte, in collaboration with the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), outlines the urgent need for Canada to develop our cyber security human resources.

The changing faces of cybersecurity: Closing the cyber risk gap finds that the needfor cyber talent in Canada is increasing by 7% annually, with statistics showing Canadian organizations will need to hire some 8,000 cybersecurity by 2021.This is an exciting opportunity for Canadians, including students, to prepare themselves for a career that is in demand now, and will continue to be.

But from an education and training perspective, where do you even start? Depending on what stage you (or your kids) are at in an education or career track, here are some things to consider:

Elementary School Students:

Middle and High School Students:

Post-secondary Students:


The Deloitte report a developed seven key “personas” representing the types of interests that may lead people into a career in cyber security, including “Scientist,” “Sleuth,” and “Defender.” If you’re just starting your career, or are interested in changing your path, it’s worth exploring opportunities for further education, training, or professional development in your community, online, or at work.

Take a moment to explore how you could have a future in cyber security at the Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity, and the Communications Security Establishment.

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