National Cyber Security Leadership Council on Youth and Education

As tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, youth are a vital talent pool to meet cyber security skill demands in the digital economy. Additionally, regardless of what career path youth choose, ensuring they develop cyber security skills in school is paramount to equip them with critical digital and cyber skills as the Internet of Things permeates their everyday lives. Recognizing the importance of this, through our Focus on IT (FIT) program, we have introduced CyberTitan, Canada’s Cyber Security Education Initiative, where we will continue to work with secondary and post-secondary schools across Canada to develop relevant student skills that are essential to their seamless transition into post-secondary ICT education pathways, with the hope they will graduate to employment in fields that drive Canada’s economic prosperity and innovation.

This would not be possible without a phenomenal group of dedicated cyber security leaders working together with us at the helm to realize this vision. We are excited to introduce ICTC’s National Cyber Security Leadership Council on Youth and Education.  Together, we will create pathways for youth and educators to promote cyber security learning opportunities.

View our leader biographies HERE.

Meet our leaders

Jamie Rees
Senior Cyber-Security Strategist, Énergie NB Power

Dr. Ian Furst
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Coronation Dental Specialty Group & Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Ian Trump
Chief Technology Officer, Octopi Managed Services Inc. & Security Lead, LOGICnow

Imran Ahmad
Partner, Miller Thomson LLP.

James Beer
Vice President, Technology & Operations, Q9

John Proctor
Vice President, Global Cyber Security, CGI

Karen Kabel
Manager, Security Infrastructure, Protection Services, Great-West Life

Katherine Thompson
Chair, CATA Cyber Council & National Spokesperson, CATAAlliance

Sgt. Mark Flynn 
Inspector, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Det. Mike Villeneuve
Computer Forensic Examiner, OPS Computer Forensics Unit, Ottawa Police Service 

Tim McCreight
Director, Advisory Services, Above Security

Tyson Macaulay
Chief Security Strategist & VP Security Services, Fortinet