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CyberNB and Lighthouse Labs Announce Launch of Cyber Bootcamp to Meet Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Talent

New 12-week virtual training program gives non-IT professionals in-demand

skills for careers in the booming cybersecurity industry    

CyberNB Inc. and Canadian tech education leader Lighthouse Labs are thrilled to announce the launch of Cyber Bootcamp, a new online training program that, in just 12 weeks, gives students with non-technical backgrounds the skills and training they need to launch a career in cybersecurity. Graduates will be qualified for roles such as a Cybersecurity Specialist or Technician, a SOC Analyst Level 1, or a Cybersecurity Incident Analyst or Responder. As part of the program, graduates will be matched with employers from across the country.

 

“As Canada’s top programming and coding bootcamp, Lighthouse Labs was a natural partner in this ground-breaking training program,” says Dillon Donahue, CyberNB’s Director of Workforce & Skills. “They’re a national leader in finding the best ways to train the next generation of tech workers, and we’re excited to apply their approach to cybersecurity training. “

 

Since 2013, Lighthouse Labs’s hands-on and accelerated coding bootcamps have launched the tech careers of over 1,500 graduates, with over 95% of job-seeking alumni finding work within six months in 2019.

 

“Partnering with CyberNB on the Cyber Bootcamp was a perfect fit for us,” says Jeremy Shaki, CEO of Lighthouse Labs. “Their focus on training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals aligns with our goals to empower students, launch careers, and contribute to the incredible growth of Canada's tech industry.”

 

Lighthouse Labs is currently offering fully remote learning, and the Cyber Bootcamp will be open to students across Canada. While open to anyone looking to pursue a career in the cybersecurity industry, the Cyber Bootcamp is a particularly excellent up-skilling option for recent graduates, exiting military personnel looking to transfer their security experience into the tech sector, and people looking to pivot in their careers.

 

Following an introductory self-study prep course on computer operations, students will be taken through a 12-week curriculum. Delivered through a mix of live online classrooms and self-guided learning, each week of the program features a different theme, including server administration, network security, threat modelling and analysis and incident response.

 

The program also has a strong workforce connection component. CyberNB is working with its partners and members across the country to promote its job-matching service to the industry. Following the program, CyberNB will provide graduates with career readiness and job placement services, matching students and employers to help to fill the jobs gap and launch many exciting new cybersecurity careers.

 

The job opportunities for graduates are extensive. There is a growing demand for cybersecurity talent, with over 6,000 open positions in Canada, and the talent shortfall continues to grow.

 

The first Cyber Bootcamp cohort will start on September 13, 2021. For more information on Cyber Bootcamp and how to apply, visit: https://cybernb.ca/CyberBootcamp.htm

CyberNB | CIPnet becomes Associate Partner in Charter of Trust

CyberNB | CIPnet has been formally approved by the Charter of Trust membership to join its ranks as an Associate Partner. The Charter of Trust is an organization initiated by Siemens in 2018 because of increasing exposure to cyber-attacks in daily life. Today, its members have transformed it into a unique initiative of leading global companies and organizations working together to make the digital world of tomorrow safer.

 

“Acceptance into the Charter of Trust is a significant achievement for our organization,” said Tyson Johnson, CEO, CyberNB | CIPnet. “Our vision, mandate, and 4-pillar strategy are closely aligned with the 10 principles of the Charter of Trust, and we appreciate the recognition of this by our global industry peers.”

 

Siemens Canada supported CyberNB | CIPnet’s candidacy into the Charter of Trust, and three of the Charter’s founding members – Siemens, IBM, and CISCO – are also members of CyberNB’s CIPnet (Critical Infrastructure Protection Network).

 

More information about the Charter of Trust and its 10 Principles that are fundamental to a secure digital world can be found at https://www.charteroftrust.com/about/.

CyberNB et « Quantum-Safe Canada » annoncent leur partenariat

Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer notre partenariat avec Quantum-Safe Canada, qui situé à Waterloo. La collaboration et l'innovation, dans le domaine de la cryptographie et de l'informatique quantique, seront essentielles pour assurer la pérennité de l'infrastructure canadienne. Nous travaillerons ensemble pour stimuler la collaboration et des projets d'innovation conjoints afin de faire avancer le mandat de protection des infrastructures essentielles de nos membres CIPnet et de nos partenaires internationaux!

Teams from Nashwaaksis Middle School place 1st and 2nd in National CyberTitan Championship

Congratulations to the CyberDragons teams from Nashwaaksis Middle School, who placed 1st and 2nd in the CyberTitan National Middle School Division Championships. 

 

The CyberDragons1 team pictured at left (Peyton Jardine-Tobin, Mattias Zaat, Matthew Golden, Simone Dickeson, and Anthony Cruickshank) won first place in the national cybersecurity competition, earning them a spot at the High School CyberTitan national competition held virtually later this spring. 

 

The CyberDragons2 team (Cameron Rogers, Graydon Andrew, Aiden Daley, and Cameron Lockhart) are the first ALL GRADE 6 TEAM to place nationally in the competition. Definitely a team to keep an eye on in next year’s competition! 

Frontline Safety and Security Article

New Brunswick Office of the Fire Marshal, in partnership with DRDC’s Canadian Safety & Security Program, CyberNB, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, and Emergency Solutions International (ESI) Collaborate on Initiative to Ensure Secure Shipment of Hazardous Materials

 

Between 2009 and 2011, community risk assessments were conducted by Defence Research Development Canada (DRDC) across Canada. It was determined the top challenges around accidents during ground transportation of Hazardous Materials were:

  • Incidents often required resources beyond the community’s capabilities; 
  • Responders often were challenged to identify detailed specifics about the load;
  • Incidents caused costly disruption to the supply chain, such as closure of critical trucking routes, while materials were identified and tactical mitigation was performed.

Link to full article:  https://security.frontline.online/news/16002/trucked-hazmat

CyberNB | CIPnet invited to join the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

Newly-formed working groups will grow the community, improve supporters’ cybersecurity and further commitment to a peaceful cyberspace

 

CyberNB | CIPnet is pleased to join more than 375 organizations from 79 countries across the globe on the Paris Call. The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace is a global initiative to come together to face the new threats endangering citizens and infrastructure. Working Groups give supporters of the Call the opportunity to engage in a concrete way, giving substance to the principles of the Call. CyberNB | CIPnet will join Working Group 6 on Concrete Tools for Supporters, initially focusing its work on the security of ICT products and services.

 

When the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, announced the creation of Working Groups at the Paris Peach Forum in November, he stressed that it is only through the involvement of all stakeholders that we will be able to achieve a free, open and secure cyberspace. This mandate aligns with CyberNB | CIPnet’s mission to collaborate with industry, government and academia for society’s common good – the collective advancement of the cybersecurity sector and organizations committed to keeping cyberspace safe.

 

Our CI-SOC initiative, specifically, enables critical infrastructure partners to improve their individual and collective cybersecurity by coordinating threat intelligence to stop more attacks, detect attacks earlier, contain breaches faster, reduce breach impact and recover more quickly. Read more here: https://cybernb.ca/CI-SOC.htm

CyberHatch Incubator & Accelerator to Grow Cybersecurity Talent in New Brunswick

New program from CyberNB will invest millions, drive immigration and create jobs in the province

 

December 3, 2020 – Fredericton, NB – CyberNB Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of CyberHatch, a cybersecurity incubator and accelerator program that will be housed in the newly constructed Cyber Centre beginning in Q1 2021. Supporting partners include Keiretsu Forum, the largest angel syndicate in the world, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), Knowledge Park, and Mitacs, who will contribute millions of dollars per year along with industry mentorship to companies entering CyberHatch. Planet Hatch and Keiretsu Forum will also provide visa sponsorship for global companies entering the incubator or accelerator.

 

Cohorts of five companies will enter CyberHatch at a time, with four cohorts expected per year. Eligible companies will be start-ups or scale-ups, specifically those involved in the development of secure technologies for the protection of critical infrastructure. Companies from anywhere in the world are invited to apply, and those who qualify will relocate their founders and executives to New Brunswick to work, collaborate and have their technologies tested and validated at the Cyber Centre.

 

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In-Sec-M partners with CyberNB’s CIPnet to strengthen cybersecurity for critical infrastructure protection in Canada

December 2, 2020 – Fredericton, NB:  National cybersecurity industry clusters, In-Sec-M and CyberNB are proud to announce the recent signing of a partnership agreement that will see the two organizations and their members collaborate on cybersecurity initiatives in Canada.

 

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CyberNB Signs a Memorandum With the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine on the Development of a Cyber Security Initiative

Fredericton, NB: CyberNB announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with the Administration of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine to empower members of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Network (CIPnet) to cooperate and collaborate in the development of Ukraine's cybersecurity sector. This agreement provides a major opportunity for CyberNB–a non-governmental, non-profit corporation–and its pan-Canadian CIPnet members, to provide the Ukrainian side with high-quality assistance in knowledge, technology, and equipment.

 

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CIO Strategy Council and CyberNB Partner to Bolster Canada’s Cyber Readiness and Digital Resiliency

Today, the CIO Strategy Council and CyberNB announced a new partnership to bolster Canada’s cyber readiness and digital resiliency. This partnership aims to advance cybersecurity knowledge, expertise and collaboration among public, private and not for profit organizations across all sectors of the economy. By working together, the Council and CyberNB will drive the creation of intellectual capital to advance cybersecurity resiliency through the identification and delivery of collaborative research, standards projects, use cases, pilots, and proofs of concepts.

 

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CyberNB and Quantum-Safe Canada announce partnership

We are excited to announce our partnership with Quantum-Safe Canada out of Waterloo. Collaboration and innovation in cryptography and quantum computing will be critical for future-proofing Canada's infrastructure, and we will work together to drive collaboration and joint innovation projects to forward the critical infrastructure protection mandate of our CIPnet members and international partners!

CyberNB partners with the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

CyberNB is excited to announce our partnership with the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA). The IEFA is a Canada-based organization that fosters thought-leadership among the titans of industry, government, academia and civil society worldwide.  

 

As its exclusive partner for cybersecurity, this represents an unmatched opportunity for our CIPnet members to participate in events and build global awareness on issues relevant to the digital economy.  

 

Our first roundtable, LET’S DANCE: CHOREOGRAPHING CYBERSECURITY COLLABORATION FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION will be on Thursday, October 22nd and feature panellists from Huawei Canada, Polytechnique Montréal, and Kaspersky. See invitation below for more details and registration info.

 

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CyberNB Launches Secure Online Portal to Offer Level One Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Readiness Support to Canadian Aerospace and Defence Contractors

Fredericton, NB: CyberNB Inc., Canada’s epicentre for cybersecurity, announced today that it has launched a secure online portal to process all of the required controls necessary to meet level one requirements for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for Aerospace and Defence Contractors in Canada. 

 

As of September 2020, all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and 

suppliers worldwide will need Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in order to be awarded new contracts. By 2025, every single DoD supplier will need 

to be CMMC compliant. Last year, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) signed $1B in contracts with the U.S., while Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) estimates that the DoD spent $2.5B from Canadian suppliers. 

 

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