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Toronto’s George Brown College introduces new cyber security IT program


TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2022 – George Brown College (George Brown) has created a new Cyber Security for IT Professionals program at the Centre for Continuous Learning, which is focused on offering flexible learning options for current students and those looking to both understand more about the profession and reskill or upskill their credentials. The college developed the new cyber security education program with the support of TD Bank Group (TD) and in collaboration with the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR).

The new program includes a series innovative online learning modules and courses that offer micro-credentials related to cyber security roles that span across industry sectors.

“The micro-credentials help create amazing opportunities for George Brown students to gain the knowledge and skillset to meet growing cyber security needs. We are supporting our students and future generations of talent, and this is how we spell success at George Brown,” says Gervan Fearon, President, George Brown.

As part of the collaboration, CILAR is supporting the outreach strategy for the program, focused on reaching diverse communities to generate equitable learning opportunities, and build interest in and awareness of potential careers in cyber security.

“CILAR was created with the collective belief that the future economy is being built through the innovation economy. We know that it must be an inclusive experience with leadership and participation from underestimated communities. We are pleased to work with George Brown to help find pathways to the innovation economy through cyber security education,” says Serena Nguyen, Executive Director, CILAR.

TD is supporting the development of the program by providing cyber security technology expertise in a consulting capacity.

“TD is proud to be working with George Brown on the new cyber security program to help educate the next generation of students and professionals in such an important and growing field,” says Glenn Foster, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Platforms and Technology Governance, Enterprise Protect, TD.

Through the new program, students can work towards six micro-credentials in cyber security, created for the skillsets that are specifically required for the following cyber security specialist roles:

  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Threat Intel Analyst
  • Phishing Analyst
  • Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) Analyst
  • Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR) Analyst
  • Watch Analyst

This program builds on George Brown’s commitment to put students at the forefront of the digital economy.

“Reskilling and upskilling the Canadian workforce is one of George Brown’s ongoing commitments to Canadians and the innovation trajectory of the country. This program deepens our footprint in proactive and responsive education, a pathway that is being supported by TD and CILAR,” says Kizzy Rodney, Director External and Community Relations, George Brown.

The next start date for the program is January 9, 2023. For more information and to register, visit www.georgebrown.ca/cyber

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