National cybersecurity education needed: educator

A Fergus high school teacher is making a push to have a national program instituted on the topic of cybersecurity in Canada’s schools. Timothy King, who has won several competitions in the field of cybersecurity, says that the current education for Canadian high school students for staying safe and secure online is woefully inadequate in an interview with CBC News.

Canada is “desperately short of people in this field” and because cyber threats are only going to continue, it’s a good career move. Getting involved in a school’s cyber security team, like the ones that compete at Cyber Titan competitions, is a good way to demystify the notion that the work is hard.