TMU Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst launches cybersecurity learning experience for youth

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Toronto Metropolitan University has launched CyberStart Canada, a learning experience that aims to close the gender gap in cybersecurity. CyberStart Canada will gamify the acquisition of cyber-related skills and increase interest in cybersecurity careers among young women and non-binary students. 700 students from Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia are expected to take part in 2022-2023, and the program will expand across the country in the following year. Participants will also have access to cyber career talks, workshops, and other activities. “It is clear that we need to encourage more women to enter the field–and that starts with giving girls the confidence that the cyber profession is for them,” said Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Founding Executive Director Charles Finlay. The project was funded by Public Safety Canada’s Cyber Security Cooperation Program and the SANS Institute. Newswire Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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