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Ryerson Catalyst joins SNS Institute's cyber courses for Infosys lawsuits

Canadian infosec professionals and will-be professionals have two new learning opportunities:

Rogers Cyberspace Catalyst from Ryerson University recently announced a series of new courses for infosec professionals with the U.S.-based SANS Institute that will include Canadian content.

Classes will initially begin online from June 14, but when the epidemic ban eases, they will be run at Raison's Downtown Toronto Campus and Catalyst's Brampton, Ont., Headquarters.

Courses start at US $ 7,270.

The second opportunity comes to promote the provincially created New Brunswick nonprofit sector by CyberNB. CyberNB announced a 12-week virtual cyber bootcamp for people with a non-IT background who want to pursue a career in the field.

The course starts on September 13 and costs $ 13,000.

Rogers Cyberspace Catalyst, which opened in Brampton, Ont., In 2019, is a learning and innovation center that provides SANS-developed courses for women, new Canadians and displaced workers.

In an interview, Executive Director Charles Finley said the new partnership offers cyber training programs - called SIS Catalyst Community Curriculum.

"The courses offer two elements: some of SANS's most popular programs - a boot camp, hackers equipment and technology, event handling - plus Canadian Approach workshops. This is the material we use in the Canadian regulatory and legal context of the SNS curriculum. Give reference.

Students can use the Catalyst Cyber ​​Range for an additional fee, where they can improve their skills against a variety of attack scenarios in simulated network environments.

The training is aimed at professionals who want to advance their skills, Finale says. "What makes it unique is SANS training for Canadians. This is new, and, we think, very important."

He said that there will be no confrontation with the courses of Cybercity taught in Raison.

Offering courses from experienced IT workers broadens catalytic training for minority groups, fully funded by Ottawa, Rogers Communications and Royal Bank. "This is a new milestone for us and a very exciting development," Finale said.

SNS Institute offers in-person as well as virtual cyber training training in over 60 courses.

Working to meet demand
The 12-week cyber bootcamp offered by CyberNB and Lighthouse Labs aims to give students with non-technical backgrounds and former members of the Canadian Forces the skills and training they need to begin a career in cyberspace. One of the goals is to help meet the demand for cyber security talent.

Graduates will be qualified for roles such as a cyber security specialist or technician, an SOC (Security Operations Center) analyst level 1, or a cyber security incident analyst or respondent.

As part of the program, graduates will be matched with employers across the country.

"As Canada's top programming and coding bootcamp, Lighthouse Labs was a natural partner in this ground-breaking training program," said W. Donahue, CyberNB's workforce and skills director. “He is a national leader in finding the best ways to train the next generation of technical staff, and we are excited to apply his approach to cyber security training. "

Following an introductory one-month self-study preparation course on computer operations, students will receive training through a mix of live online classes and self-directed learning. Each week of the program has a different topic, including server administration, network security, threat modeling and analysis, and incident response.

Although the program starts in September, applications are now being accepted. The $ 13,000 fee includes a prep course and career placement help.

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