University of Guelph computer science professor Ali Dehghantanha, director of a new master’s program in cyber security, listens as the dean of the university’s College of Engineering & Physical Sciences talks about the program during a launch event at the
The University of Guelph has introduced a graduate degree in cybersecurity and threat intelligence. A UoGuelph release states that the program, which launches in September, will help meet the need for experts in threat intelligence, threat hunting, digital forensics, intrusion prevention, privacy, and crypto-analysis. “We are expecting 1.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2025,” said Computer Science professor Ali Dehghantanha. “Attacks are becoming more complicated, digitalization is pervading more of our world and too little attention has been paid to educating cybersecurity professionals.” The Guelph Mercury adds that McAfee Canada, Cisco Systems, Information Systems Architects, the RCMP, BlackBerry, IBM, and others have signed on as partners for the program.