Canadian businesses and industries struggle to meet their cybersecurity needs. There are four key workforce development challenges:
- Generating and retaining cybersecurity operations talent to meet the needs of the Canadian labour market
- Ensuring contributing technical and non-technical roles have required knowledge, skills and abilities
- Being responsive to the changing technology landscape
- Normalizing cybersecurity work and activities within the Canadian workplace
This Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework aligns with the robust and detailed U.S. National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, but provides an organizational security lens and addresses unique Canadian labour market needs. This framework will better guide cybersecurity workforce development actions that will support business and industry.