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George Brown introduces cybersecurity education program for continuous learning

By Canadian Security Staff   

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George Brown College in Toronto has created a new Cyber Security for IT Professionals program at the Centre for Continuous Learning.

The new program includes a series of online learning modules and courses that offer micro-credentials related to cybersecurity roles that span across industry sectors, according to a statement from the college.

“The micro-credentials help create amazing opportunities for George Brown students to gain the knowledge and skillset to meet growing cybersecurity needs. We are supporting our students and future generations of talent, and this is how we spell success at George Brown,” said Gervan Fearon, president, George Brown.

The new cybersecurity education program was developed by the college with the support of TD Bank Group and in collaboration with the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR). CILAR is supporting the outreach strategy for the program, focused on reaching diverse communities to generate equitable learning opportunities, and build interest in and awareness of potential careers in cybersecurity. TD is supporting the development of the program by providing cybersecurity technology expertise in a consulting capacity.


Through the new program, students can work towards six micro-credentials in cybersecurity, created for the skillsets that are specifically required for the following cybersecurity specialist roles:

  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Threat Intel Analyst
  • Phishing Analyst
  • Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) Analyst
  • Cyber Security Incident Response (CSIR) Analyst
  • Watch Analyst

The next start date for the program is Jan. 9, 2023. Registration information is available on the George Brown website.

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