TECHNATION releases Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework


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June 30, 2020

TECHNATION releases Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Canadian businesses and industries continue to struggle to meet their cybersecurity needs. There are four key workforce development challenges associated with this:

• 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


  • Being responsive to the changing technology landscape; and
  • Creating a taxonomy and normalizing cybersecurity work and activities within the Canadian


To address this, TECHNATION’s Cybersecurity Talent Alliance, in collaboration with the tech community/ TECHNATION members, developed a Cybersecurity Skills Framework
that helps clarify Canada’s labour market need. It is also a useful guide for cybersecurity workforce development activities, intending to respond to business and industry demand. This Report is aligned to the U.S. National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework but uniquely provides an organizational security lens and specifically addresses Canadian labour market needs.

To review the Cybersecurity Skills Framework in full, click here. For more information, For more information, contact Sandi Campbell, Sr. Program Director, Cybersecurity at

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