Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Canadian businesses and industries are struggling to meet their cybersecurity needs.

There are four key workforce development challenges for Canadian businesses right now:

  • Generating and retaining cybersecurity operations talent to meet the needs of the Canadian labour market
  • Ensuring contributing technical and non-technical roles have required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Being responsive to the changing technology landscape
  • Normalizing cybersecurity work and activities within the Canadian workplace

This Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework aligns with the robust and detailed U.S. National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, but provides an organizational security lens and addresses unique Canadian labour market needs. This framework will better guide cybersecurity workforce development actions that will support business and industry.

WHAT BUSINESS AREA OF CYBER CALLS YOU?

WHO CAN WORK IN CYBER? ANYONE!

You could be in a mid-career transition, new to Canada with a tech background, fresh out of school or planning your post-secondary education.

Literally thousands of roles exist within this dynamic sector, from highly specialized technical careers to non-technical professional roles that support organizational cybersecurity goals.

Cybersecurity Generalist Roles

Learn about Security Generalists Roles

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Small and Medium Organizational Contexts

Learn how the framework can be applied to small and medium organizational contexts

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Oversee & Govern

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Design & Develop

Learn about Design & Develop Roles

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Operate & Maintain

Learn about Operate & Maintain Roles

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Protect & Defend

Learn about Protect and Defend Roles

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