KnowledgeFlow is proud to announce:
Charting your Course: A Map from Cybersafety to Cybersecurity
The creation of our transformative cybersafety course designed for high school aged students. This course will not only instill personal cybersafety best practices and introduce professional cybersecurity concepts, but also highlight diverse career pathways into the field. Join us on this journey and let’s map a secure digital future together!
According to the Information and Communications Technology Council, Canada is facing a shortage of approximately 50 000 cybersecurity professionals. A 2021 survey conducted by EY Canada found that 71% of Canadian organizations have faced challenges in finding skills cybersecurity professionals AND 80% of those organizations had experienced an increase in cyber threats over the past year. In 2022, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre received fraud and cybercrime reports totaling a staggering $530Million in victim losses. Nearly a 40% increase from the unprecedented $380Million in losses the previous year!
These statistics highlight the urgent need for initiatives that address the shortage of cybersecurity labour in Canada AND the need for Canadians to be better able to protect themselves from personal cyberfraud.
Charting Your Course to Cybersecurity addresses these issues through 3 intersecting objectives:
- Educate on Personal Cybersafety: We believe that the first step towards mastering cybersecurity is understanding the best practices for personal cybersafety. We aim to equip students with the knowledge required to protect themselves online, making them mindful digital citizens.
- Introduce Cybersecurity: It’s never too early to start learning about the professional world of cybersecurity. We will introduce students to essential cybersecurity concepts and terminologies. With a strong foundation, students can understand the intricate world of cybersecurity, preparing them for the future.
- Highlight Career Pathways: The world of cybersecurity offers a wealth of opportunities. Our course not only focuses on academic pathways into cybersecurity careers, but also sheds light on non-traditional avenues. Our students will get a comprehensive view of what the field has to offer and how they can be a part of it.
By partnering with organizations that serve marginalized communities, this project will ensure that the course material is accessible to a diverse range of students. KnowledgeFlow is proud to partner with the following community groups:
Project Funding Provided by CIRA
CIRA is the national not-for-profit best known for managing the .CA domain on behalf of all Canadians. As a member-based mission-driven not-for-profit, CIRA’s goal is to build a trusted internet for Canadians.
As a not-for-profit corporation, each year CIRA chooses to re-invest millions of dollars through their Net Good program to support communities, projects and policies that make Canada’s internet a better place.
CIRA Grants fund internet projects for charities, not-for-profits, Indigenous communities and academics that are doing good things for and through the Canadian internet.