Saturday, July 31, 2021


Recap: MapleSEC Satellite Session – Learning through Training

IT World Canada's latest MapleSEC Satellite session was all about training and awareness and understanding what techniques work best. Here's a quick recap in case you missed it

Ryerson Catalyst adds SANS Institute cyber courses for infosec pros

Ryerson University’s Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst and CyberNB are providing new opportunities to develop a career in cybersecurity

BlackBerry and Girl Guide Canada issue over 5,600 Digital Defenders crests

The cybersecurity badge gained wide interest in the year since its release.

Microsoft Canada expands its skills program to 8 more colleges and universities

Microsoft Canada has announced the addition of eight post-secondary institutions to its Canada Skills Program, bringing the total to 20 schools in six provinces across Canada.

Government of Canada plans to launch virtual workshops about AI for the public

The Government of Canada plans to launch virtual workshops about AI for the public

Universities form alliance to address ‘atrociously small’ number of Indigenous and Black engineering faculty in Ontario

To address this gap, six universities in Ontario have partnered to create the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

IBM hands out $3M in cybersecurity funding for U.S. public schools

IBM is awarding grants totalling $3 million in value to help six public school districts in the United States prepare for and respond to cyberattacks.  The grants are for U.S. public schools only. 

New 21-Day Data Challenge from Lighthouse Labs will help Canadians gain experience working with data

Demand for data analysts is increasing rapidly in Canada, and tech education company Lighthouse Labs is putting the call out for interested applicants to sign up for its new upskilling initiative called the 21-Day Data Challenge.

Canadian school board hit by ‘cyber security incident’

Peel District School Board says some files were encrypted but online learning classes continue.

NPower Canada, Microsoft Canada, and Blueprint launch Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator

National nonprofit NPower Canada is teaming up with Microsoft Canada and Blueprint to launch the Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator.

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