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Thursday, April 26 • 14:00 - 14:45
Educating the Next Generation of Canada’s Cybersecurity Leaders

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Best known for its innovative Blue Kit, which provides a low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) educational starter kit helping students understand the fundamentals of IoT, Blue Spurs is one of the leading IT consulting firms in Canada.  

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, by 2021 there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs unfilled around the world. After a couple years of success with the Blue Kit, the company is now expanding cloud education to the topic of cybersecurity. Through its partnership with CyberNB, Blue Spurs just launched a new cybersecurity educational module. Located in Canada’s cybersecurity headquarters - New Brunswick, which was the first province to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, Dawson, Head of Technology at Blue Spurs, will share best practices for educating K-12 and post-secondary students in two major technology focus areas that will shape the future of Canada’s reputation as a leader in cloud technology.
Session key takeaways include:
·         Fundamentals of building a cybersecurity education program for students and young professionals.
·         Why now is the optimal time to educate the next generation of technology leaders.
·         Major national cybersecurity trends that are being shared with students that will impact the future of Canadian IT.

Speakers
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Dawson Mossman

Head of Technology, Blue Spurs
Dawson has more than 15 years in technical leadership. His expertise led to senior development positions at Bulletproof Solutions and PQA. Prior to his current role, Dawson acted as the Head of Development for Lashpoint Consulting. During this time, he led the development of many... Read More →


Thursday April 26, 2018 14:00 - 14:45
Track 3 - Room A2