As an ONB/CyberNB Co-op student, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever CyberSmart Summit in May. The summit brought together industry, government, and academia to initiate a workforce development strategy for the Canadian cybersecurity sector. The event was a success, with over 300 attendees and two days of intriguing sessions and keynotes. I left
In 2014, New Brunswick became the first Canadian province to commit to the promotion of teaching basic computer science skills as part of a broader agenda for advancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Via CyberSmartNB, one of the five components of CyberNB, the province is now working with academic partners to promote excellence in cybersecurity education.
Organizations across the globe are feeling the pain when it comes to cybersecurity, advanced threat detection, and in particular the global shortage of skilled talent. Cybersecurity Ventures projects $1 trillion will be spent globally on cybersecurity between 2017 and 2021. In New Brunswick, government, industry and academia are collaborating to develop tomorrow’s leaders and innovators