Postsecondary can and should address Canada’s cybersecurity labour shortage: Release 


A press release from The Conference Board of Canada asserts that postsecondary institutions can and should play a vital role in addressing the national shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The country’s cybersecurity talent deficit could pose a threat to Canada’s digital economy, as over the next five years, demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to increase by an annual average of 2.9%. Accordingly, the Conference Board argues that postsecondary institutions should develop cybersecurity programs that incorporate curriculum adaptability, foster industry partnerships, and cultivate a diverse talent pool. “In training the next generation of cybersecurity talent, post-secondary institutions need to continue to adopt a multidimensional approach,” said Conference Board Associate Director of Education and Skills Heather McIntosh. 

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