April 12, 2021

Securing your digital footprint

After more than a year of working remotely, we’ve all learned a thing or two about the possibilities of an expanded digital landscape. But, while the world of technology opens access and opportunity for us all, it also comes with the requirement to remain vigilant.

Did you know? In October, Statistics Canada reported that 21% of the overall Canadian business population reported being impacted by cybersecurity incidents in 2019: that’s equal to 43% of large businesses, 29% of medium-sized businesses, and 18% of small businesses. The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risks report also ranked cyberattacks on critical infrastructure fifth on its list of largest risks to global order, and predicted that by 2021, cybercrime damages might reach US$6 trillion, what would be equivalent to the GDP of the world’s third largest economy.

Protecting networks, information, systems, and infrastructure is now an essential part of keeping all Canadians and Canadian businesses safe. And, as the cybersecurity sector continues to change and grow rapidly, producing highly skilled professionals is top of mind for colleges and institutes. For example: