From IT to Cybersecurity: A Shortcut to Better Cybersecurity for Canadians

Cyberattacks are happening everyday to organizations of all sizes. The demand for cybersecurity skills continues to grow every year as the threat increasingly intensifies. Information Technology professionals are often a first line of defence against cyber attacks on an organization-- but how prepared is your IT team to face these threats?

During this webcast moderator Randy Purse, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor at the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, is joined by SANS instructors Bryan Simon and Kevin Ripa to break down how any IT career can be bolstered with cybersecurity training.

The panel will also discuss the opportunities for Canadian IT professionals who are interested in building on their experiences to become a cybersecurity specialist. Stick around until the end to ask your questions in our Q & A session.

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst is Ryerson University\\\\\\\'s national centre for innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity. The Catalyst works closely with the private and public sectors and academic institutions to help Canadians and Canadian businesses tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities of cybersecurity.

The Catalyst is working to drive Canadas global competitiveness in cybersecurity with a diverse range of initiatives and services including; a first-of-its-kind cyber range; training and certification programs; a commercial accelerator for Canadian cybersecurity scale-ups; public education programs; and an influential policy development platform.

The Catalyst has partnered with SANS to offer SANS Catalyst Community Courses (, a training program combining SANS world leading technical training with custom Canadian Perspective Workshops to deliver best-in-class cybersecurity training for Canadians.