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CyberTitan National Finals
15 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
CyberSmart 2018 will convene leaders from industry, academia and government to advance national and international collaboration in cybersecurity workforce development.
Our two-day event has been specifically designed to promote dialogue and maximize opportunities for collaboration in identifying the actions required to move forward together on a pan-Canadian Skills and Workforce Development Strategy. By convening cybersecurity thought leaders representing international interest in collaboration, we will all have the opportunity to identify both the challenges and opportunities as well as share existing best practices that can be applied to Canada.
WHAT IS CYBERTITAN?
Cyber Security is headline news. Privacy breaches, compromised data systems, and unauthorized access to corporate secrets are playing out in real life every day in Canada and globally. As a country, we need to prepare the next generation of students with skills necessary to protect our governments, industries, and individuals from this global threat while also providing pathways to promising careers.
As tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, youth are a vital talent pool to meet cybersecurity skill demands. Additionally, regardless of what career path youth choose, ensuring they develop cybersecurity 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, at ICTC, introduce CyberTitan, Canada’s Cyber Security Education Initiative, a partnership initiative with industry, government and 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.
CyberTitan is a comprehensive online competition that scores students across North America in real time. This unique and engaging environment will provide students immediate feedback on their level of cybersecurity comprehension. And, CyberTitan can be integrated into any technology-related course throughout the school year or delivered as an after-school or lunch program.
It’s an opportunity to engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving opportunities and create a community of technology learners working toward a vision of success while representing their school, province and country in cybersecurity defence competitions.
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