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The Cybersecurity Talent Management Playbook

The Cyber Talent Management Playbook gives HR professionals and hiring managers the practical tools to find — and keep — the cyber talent they need.

“The Catalyst is doing important work changing lives, and I’m glad to be a part of that.”

Jaclyn Parent

Manager of Cyber Vulnerability at Metrolink and graduate of the Catalyst’s Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program

Full list of playbook topics include:

  • Finding and Attracting
  • Compensation and Recognition
  • Regional and Sectoral Considerations
  • Retention and Career Transitions
  • Development
  • Recruiting and Onboarding

Read the Preface

Canada continues to face a cybersecurity talent shortage that poses a significant threat if left unchecked.

Our cyber talent shortage impacts the organizations that depend on cybersecurity talent to protect and sustain their businesses and industries. But the shortage also impacts all levels of the economy as Canada expands its investment in the digital economy and accelerates efforts to connect every Canadian to it.

If our cyber talent shortage continues – alongside other issues plaguing cybersecurity talent generation – the shortage will become acute and create significant organizational risks. These risks will impact whole communities, sectors, regions, and our nation.

Our Cybersecurity Talent Management Playbook brings the challenges associated with Canada’s talent shortage out of the abstract and into the concrete by offering best practices for finding, attracting, hiring, and retaining cybersecurity talent. The Playbook gathers expert insights from industry, academia and government and acts as a guide to help organizations deal with their immediate cybersecurity staffing issues. And the insights shared can also guide collaboration between regions and sectors to establish an effective and sustainable cybersecurity talent pipeline to address local, regional and national needs.

Download the Cybersecurity Talent Management Playbook