By Tyson Johnson

 

The provincial election has us thinking about priorities for the future, and cybersecurity should be at the top of any party’s economic growth strategy. Cybersecurity is already booming in New Brunswick and is poised to play a much more significant role in our provincial economy, with future job prospects in the thousands and a push to be the national cybersecurity epicentre underway.

National epicentre, you say?

 

Yes. This is a realistic goal backed by a strong track record.

 

While the idea of New Brunswick as a national digital leader may challenge your perception of our economy as one rooted in natural resources and energy, cybersecurity isn’t a promising pipe dream. It’s already proven by years of strategic growth.

 

And if you think cybersecurity is only for techies or is the stuff of blockbuster thrillers about international hackers or the dark web, think again.

 

We all live with cybersecurity every day. Life as we know it would grind to a halt without it.

 

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