Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, Assistant Vice-President, Continuing Studies at York University (CNW Group/York University School of Continuing Studies)

According to Jeff Clark, a cyber security operations professional at a Canadian financial institution and academic coordinator for the new certificate, “businesses today are rapidly adopting digital transformation, exposing more and more of their sensitive data assets to the world in a bid to compete globally. Coupled with the prominence of Work-from-Home (fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic), these businesses need immediate technical expertise to detect, respond and recover from incidents of cyber attack or employee events that threaten their most critical asset—their data.”

York University’s School of Continuing Studies has launched a Post-Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Operations. The program is designed for recent graduates with no previous experience in information technology, and teaches students the skills they need to work in an entry-level cyber security position. Students will learn the ways suspicious entities steal data, understand best practices and responsibilities, and learn to work with cyber security tools and software. “The demand today for cyber security professionals is high, but the job market is also highly competitive for entry-level candidates,” said Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, AVP, Continuing Studies at YorkU. “The Post-Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Operations provides exactly that—the knowledge, skills and experience students need, plus the credibility of a credential.”

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