Tech Sector Chaos Risks Serious Cyber Attacks

It’s a bumpy ride in the technology sector these days. Tech firms of all kinds are aggressively resizing, responding to the realities of high interest rates, slowing overall economic growth, and smaller ad budgets. The cuts to workers’ ranks are deep: Layoffs. FYI, a website that tracks tech-sector terminations, estimates that in 2022 nearly 800 […]

WATCH: Launch of the Mastercard Emerging Leaders Cyber Initiative

  October marked the launch of our Mastercard Emerging Leaders Cyber Initiative! This unique program brings together 30 women leaders in cybersecurity and adjacent roles for a seven-month cyber leadership program led by global cybersecurity expert, Melissa Hathaway.  

Inspiring Girls to Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

  November 8 is National STEM Day and CyberStart Canada is celebrating all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) – and celebrating girls and young women in STEM, in particular.  Cybersecurity is evolving quickly, and building a more cybersecure world requires diversity of backgrounds, genders, education, and talents. Indeed, women have made significant strides […]

Diversifying talent pool key to solving cyber talent shortage in Canada

Long thought of as the domain of people with specific technical skills, the cybersecurity industry welcomes people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Demand for cyber talent in Canada is high because of the increased number and complexity of threats facing businesses and organizations of all sizes. And for employers trying to meet the growing needs […]

Don’t get reeled in: five ways you can protect yourself from a phishing scam

As we spend more and more time online, we are increasingly exposed to cyber-related threats – one of the most common being a social engineering technique called phishing. Incredibly, more than one in three Canadians have been subjected to a phishing attack and the financial losses from fraud, including online fraud from phishing attacks is estimated […]

Announcing the 2022-2023 fellows of the inaugural Catalyst Fellowship Program at Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst (Toronto Metropolitan University’s national centre for training, innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity) is delighted to announce the inaugural cohort of Catalyst Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. Three TMU faculty members  — Burcu Bulgurcu, Rasha Kashef, and Reza Samavi — as well as three industry professionals — A.J. Khan, Monika Freunek, and […]