May 16 & 17, 2018
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Fredericton Convention Centre

Message from the Co-chairs

There is not a day that goes by that cybersecurity is not in the news. As a result, Cybersecurity is one of the most important issues for Canada’s business, government and society as a whole.

Recent reports from Cybersecurity Ventures indicate that our global shortage of cybersecurity professionals will grow from 1.5 million by 2019 to 3.5 million by 2021. Collaborating and moving the agenda for a pan-Canadian skills and workforce development strategy has never been more important.

CyberSmart 2018 will build on the themes, feedback and next steps that emerged from our Summit in 2017. For more information, check out our case study, Summit Case Study.

Early fall, we will be doing our call for sponsors and papers. We look forward to collaborating with you on CyberSmart 2018.

John Kershaw and Heather MacLean

Here's what some of our Delegates had to say about CyberSmart 2017

Being part of the 1st CyberSmart Summit and talking about cybersecurity skills and workforce development was very exciting and important. Events like these confirm that despite living in an increasingly virtual world, meeting face-to-face for important conversations is very valuable. For CCNB, engaging the industry to determine their needs is part of how we operate and the Summit offered us another venue to do that while also engaging with government and other parts of academia simultaneously. Finally, the CyberSmart Summit provided me with the chance to network with the right people in the industry, and to exchange ideas with like-minded individuals who want to provide top quality and knowledgeable human resources for this extremely important sector in our digital society.”

Pierre Clavet
IT, Science and Technology

I was absolutely delighted with the success of the Skills and Workforce Development Summit. The CyberNB team not only highlighted what is happening in the field of cybersecurity, but also used the event to establish critical relationships. The Summit built partnerships and has paved the way for future collaboration between leaders in the technology field, as well as the establishment of an MOU of with Education and Early Childhood Development.”

Chris Treadwell
Assistant Deputy Minister, NB EECD

With the heightening demand for cybersecurity talent on a global scale, the CyberSmart Summit fostered strong insights and connections to address this issue. Building a cybersecurity talent supply early in schooling will be paramount for Canada going forward. Our valued collaboration with the NB Department of Education & Early Childhood Development as well as Opportunities NB, and CyberNB to act as National Ambassadors for ICTC’s CyberTitan program marks a pivotal step forward in building the talent supply in Canada.”

Namir Anani
ICTC, President & CEO

The CyberSmart Summit brought together the right key stakeholders employers, industry partners, school and university leaders, and government officials to work together side-by-side to build and grow the cybersecurity workforce of the future. The Summit program content and participant interactions set the stage for pursuing a cybersecurity education and workforce roadmap that is community-oriented, employer-led, learner-focused, standards-based, and outcomes-driven.”

Rodney Petersen
NIST Director

Finding and developing key talent in the cybersecurity field is key to the future growth and success of Bulletproof. CyberSmart 2017 and the thought leadership behind it is exactly what our organization needs to seize the opportunity ahead of us. Our participation and sponsorship in the event represent our commitment to addressing the talent challenges that we know exist.”

Steven Burns
CEO Bulletproof

3.5 million more cybersecurity professionals will be needed to accommodate the predicted global shortfall by 2021. Source: Cybersecurity Ventures Q3 2017

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