Shortage of Skilled Cyber Professionals Set to Increase in Canada to 100,000 by 2023*
FREDERICTON, NB, September 08, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — EC-Council Canada (ECC) announced today the launch of a new partnership with Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) to counter the lack of cybersecurity professionals globally.
Not immune to the need for cybersecurity professionals, this new initiative will help Canadian companies increase their options for qualified human resources. According to a 2019 IDC Canada survey, the average cost of cyber incident response and recovery in Canada ranged from $4.8 to $5.8 million, up from $3.7 million the previous year, with organizations suffering an average of 12.5 breaches per year. As more organizations move online, this is only expected to multiply.
ECC, the global leader in cybersecurity training and education, works with global partners to expand this much-needed profession. This key partnership will provide CCNB access to advanced training material, new programs and specialized courses in cutting-edge simulation environments for beginners to advanced professionals. Faculty programs provided by ECC ensure that CCNB keeps abreast of the rapidly changing developments in the sector and meet International standards.
“Our rapidly changing world – one that is increasingly leveraging the internet for entertainment, education, banking and the running of our economy – requires people to have the latest education and certifications in cybersecurity,” said Heather MacLean, Executive Director, EC-Council Canada. “This partnership with CCNB, our first Francophone public college in Canada, will position the College, its students and New Brunswick, in a leading position.”
“CCNB is really excited for this partnership. EC-Council Canada is a leader in the world of cybersecurity and this will definitely supplement our offerings so our graduates can meet and exceed the expectations of the industry. Congrats and thank you to everyone that worked really hard to make this partnership possible,” commented Pierre Clavet, CCNB’s Executive Director of Business Development for Continuing Education.
During the last two years, CCNB has offered various cybersecurity programs, including a two-year program specifically for newcomers in the IT sector, aiming to turn students into adept entry-level cybersecurity employees. A shorter 68-week program for Indigenous students is specifically focused on becoming proficient entry-level employees in protection and defense.
In addition, a new 60-week CCNB program has been developed for Indigenous students to upskill previous knowledge in IT in order to transition individuals to cybersecurity technicians. A 30-week, subsidized paid internship is a component of this program.
Part-time 20-week training is also available for businesses looking to advance the cybersecurity knowledge and skills of their IT employees, in order to protect and defend their networks.
“Plato Testing, an indigenous software testing company that we, at PQA, have been mentoring and supporting, has benefited greatly by its association with CCNB as its training institution of choice. Their ability to understand our training needs and to adapt to our various constraints has been an important element in our company’s development,” said Keith McIntosh, President and CEO, PQA.
“A few of our employees have gone through their cybersecurity program, which has helped us feel more confident than ever that our clients’ data is well protected against cyber-attacks. We are pleased to see that CCNB has joined EC Council as this will provide us with even more confidence that we are aligned with an institution that, like PQA and Plato Testing, strives to meet the highest standards,” said McIntosh.
EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. We help individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address global workforce problems through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications and provide cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses globally.
Trusted by 7 of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO, and over 2000 of the best Universities, Colleges, and Training Companies, our programs have proliferated through over 140 Countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education. Best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, we are dedicated to equipping over 230,000 information age soldiers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to fight and win against the black hat adversaries.
We are an ANSI 17024 accredited organization and have earned recognition by the US DoD under Directive 8140/8570, in the U.K. by the GCHQ, and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession. Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, Canada, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia. Learn more at www.eccouncil.org
About Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick:
The Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) is a postsecondary institution that serves all francophone and Acadians from the province through its five campuses located in the Acadian Peninsula, Bathurst, Campbellton, Dieppe and Edmundston.
CCNB offers more than 80 regular programs within 16 families in response to the labour market needs of New Brunswick. The training offered, in class, through correspondence courses or online, are from one to three years and lead directly to the labour market.
CCNB’s programs are offered primarily in French. However, Academic Upgrading and other specialized courses and programs are offered in English in some campuses, as well as our services in applied research and innovation.
CCNB has three business sectors, which are: CCNB-INNOV (a sector based on applied research, technical support and information); CCNB-Continuum – Continuing Education (a sector that offers short, medium and long term training and who develops custom courses and programs for business, individuals and organizations); and CCNB–International (a sector which in 2019-20 was present in 22 countries and is an important source of increase in our international students).
*The Information Communications Technology Council of Canada report
EC-Council Canada: Heather MacLean, firstname.lastname@example.org or 506-906-8551
CCNB: Bruno Richard, email@example.com or 506-543-0661
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