Collaborating to Grow the Canadian Cyber Talent Pool

Posted by Julie Bryski on Jul 18, 2019 2:21:55 PM

More on the House of Commons report: Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector as a National Security Issue.

In June 2019, the Canadian House of Commons delivered a Report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, entitled, Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector as a National Security Issue.   

The cybersecurity skills shortfall was addressed in the report, with insights from other jurisdictions (Australia and Israel) and some samples of good work being done in Canada to help alleviate the cyber skills shortage. Toronto Finance International’s (TFI’s) own report, The changing faces of cybersecurity:  Closing the cyber risk gap, completed in partnership with Deloitte, was referenced, as a source to quantify the magnitude of the skills shortage.  Our research indicates that Canada will need to fill 8,000 cybersecurity roles between 2016 and 2021.

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Topics: Canada, Cybersecurity, Talent, Toronto

New cyber report seeks to change the conversation…and narrow the gap

Posted by Sashya D'Souza on Oct 11, 2018 9:31:08 AM

Source: TFI Newsletter October 2018 Edition 

In TFI’s recent talent report Unlocking the Human Opportunity: Future-Proof Skills to Move Financial Services Forward, we propose that the key to harnessing the most out of technology is to focus on people.  To that end, we introduced four core skills groups to help our members future-proof their workforces, regardless of how, and at what pace technology continues to evolve.

Similar core themes run through our latest talent report released this summer in partnership with Deloitte The changing faces of cybersecurity: Closing the cyber risk gap, which offers an innovative yet practical approach to addressing the growing global talent shortage in this business-critical function, with a focus on the Canadian landscape.

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Topics: Canada, Cybersecurity, Talent


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