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Cyber Integration for Businesses

In partnership with Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange, we are empowering organizations in key sectors to thrive, through the adoption and integration of cybersecurity technologies.

Sign up today for our program focused on the automotive sector.


Launched in partnership with Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange, the Cyber Integration for Businesses program is a major new initiative built to train key personnel, including senior leaders, procurement advisors and IT professionals with sector-specific programming. The training focuses on cyber technology adoption, best-practices and integration strategies. 

Designed to address the unique cybersecurity needs of organizations operating in key sectors in Ontario, including automotive, smart infrastructure, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, law enforcement and mining, the Cyber Integration for Businesses program seeks to advance the competitiveness of the participating companies by strengthening their cybersecurity posture, thereby empowering them to access national and international supply chains.

Participate in one or more offerings:
  • Webinar for senior leaders and technical advisors;
  • Six-week bootcamp for professionals within participating companies who have responsibility for cybersecurity, digital risk management, supply chain, procurement or product development;
  • Self-assessment and 1-on-1 consultations with cyber experts, as well as access to other resources, to address the specific needs of participating companies.

Thanks to funding provided by the Government of Ontario, the program is free to participating companies and their designated staff.

The program content will be adapted for each of the designated sectors and delivered to participating companies operating in each sector as per the following timeline:

AUTOMOTIVE: Winter 2024



MINING: Fall 2025



Cyber Integration Program for Businesses Operating in the Automotive Sector

Ontario is poised to be at the forefront of innovation and production of the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). Developed in collaboration with leading automotive industry experts, this program will ensure that businesses working in the automotive sector have the necessary knowledge and tools to adopt the cybersecurity technologies and best-practices they need to compete globally, and access national and international supply chains.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Staff must be employed in Ontario
  • Organization must be operating in or adjacent to the automotive sector

Webinar: For executives and technical leaders

Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
Time: 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Virtual 

Convened especially for senior leaders working in the automotive sector,the webinar will offer expert insights on safe and secure digital adoption and integration.

Topics covered will include:

  • Effective cyber risk management

  • Identification and implementation of cybersecurity goals and controls

  • Sector-based standards and compliance

  • Supply chain requirements

  • Threat and technical context training

Bootcamp: For technical and non-technical professionals

Duration: Six weeks (two hours of virtual programming per week)
Date: Every Thursday from 22 February 2024 – 28 March 2024 
Time: 9 AM – 11 AM
Location: Virtual 

This specialized bootcamp is designed for one or more staff within the participating companies – ideally, those with responsibility for technology planning, procurement, integration, and operations. Programming will include experiential learning, interactive discussions, and access to insights from cybersecurity experts.

Learners will be provided job aids such as checklists and templates for use within their organizations, and participating companies will also gain access to a one-year associate membership within CCTX.

Topics covered will include:

  • Foundational cybersecurity risks
  • Sector-based standards and compliance
  • Cybersecurity technologies and processes
  • Cyber risks for new products or services
  • Security-by-design principles and their application in product development
  • Enterprise and supply chain cybersecurity due diligence requirements


An online self-assessment tool available to all will help identify critical shortcomings and provide insights for improvement.

1-on-1 Consultations

Select participants will have access to  a consultation with a Catalyst cybersecurity advisor to identify critical shortcomings, prioritize activities for safe and secure tech adoption and scaling, and develop an action plan for cybersecurity posture improvements.