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New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan for Cybersecurity

Report (PDF format), August 2017: “New Brunswick Growth Opportunity: Cybersecurity”. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing technology-based industries in the world and is expected to double in size between 2016 and 2019, creating between 1.5 million and 2 million new jobs in the global economy. Download the report (PDF format).

Economic Growth Plan targets cybersecurity as growth opportunity

August 28, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Cybersecurity, already a billion-dollar industry, is expected to double in size over the next five years and the provincial government believes New Brunswick is in a strong position to be part of that growth. “New Brunswick has developed a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy,” said Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who …

Partnership helping to develop cybersecurity industry

May 18, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), through a partnership with IBM, is helping to develop the province’s cybersecurity workforce. “The need for more cybersecurity support and services around the world is a huge opportunity to create jobs here in our province. This is …

New Brunswick to host summit on cybersecurity and workforce development

May 9, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – CyberNB, an economic development initiative of Opportunities NB, will hold the first annual summit on Canadian cybersecurity skills and workforce development in Fredericton, May 24-25. CyberSmart 2017 features several keynote speakers, including Fred Kaplan, bestselling author of Dark Territory; Rodney Petersen of the United States National Institute for Cybersecurity …

New Brunswick demonstrates leadership bringing Cyber Essentials to Canada

February 28, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Small and medium-sized businesses in Canada will soon have a new tool to help them mitigate cyberattacks, resulting in 50 tech support jobs in New Brunswick over the next three years. CyberNB has undertaken the necessary ground work to develop a safe and resilient Internet for Canadians. One result …

Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity opens at UNB

January 16, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $1.9 million in the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, an innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration, which officially opened today at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). “The need for more cybersecurity support and services around the world is a huge opportunity to …

N.B. students participating in cybersecurity competition

January 12, 2017, SAINT JOHN (GNB) – Students at five New Brunswick high schools are participating in CyberTitan, a North American cybersecurity competition. “We understand that preparing students for a knowledge-based economy is important,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny. “CyberTitan provides an excellent learning opportunity for students to develop their cybersecurity …