ITAC to tackle cyber security skills shortage through tools website

It seems CISOs have been complaining about the cyber skills shortage ever since the first hacker was found. But finding people with identifiable and particular skills on their resumes isn’t easy.

After all, students want to know what is a cyber security specialist? How many certifications are needed? Where are courses offered? In what areas is there job demand…?

The industry-led Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) will try to bring some order into this chaos.

The group said this month it has secured a three-year grant from the Employment and Social Development Canada to create a useful framework for students, hiring managers and Statistics Canada’s labour market needs forecast.

The association hopes to bring in other groups such as colleges, universities and vendors to help create an online go-to resource for information on cyber security careers and education.

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