To help address the increasing demand for cybersecurity talent in Canada, Seneca College, in partnership with Toronto Finance International (TFI), today announced the launch of a new Cybersecurity and Threat Management graduate certificate program. With classes beginning in January 2020 at Seneca’s Newnham Campus and Seneca Downtown (a new Toronto location at Bay and Wellington, in the heart of Canada’s financial district), the 8-month program will graduate a pool of skilled work-ready cybersecurity professionals to address the increasing number and complexity of cyber challenges that companies are facing today and into the future.
Under TFI’s leadership, an industry working group comprised of TFI members Bank of Montreal, CIBC, OMERS, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Sun Life, TD Bank Group, and TMX Group was formed to collaborate extensively with Seneca to develop the program’s learning outcomes and curriculum.
“Cybersecurity is increasingly at the top of the agenda for organizations across the country that are being affected by technological evolution and the resulting need to constantly improve their cybersecurity capabilities,” said Jennifer Reynolds, President and CEO, Toronto Finance International. “A pool of skilled talent is critical to mitigating business disruption caused by these evolving threats. That is why Seneca and TFI are partnering with industry leaders within Financial Services to deliver a tailored educational program that will help accelerate the delivery of a skilled pool of cybersecurity talent.