Herjavec Group Hosts the Honorable Steven Del Duca to Discuss TalentEdge
March 12, 2018
On March 6, Herjavec Group hosted the Honorable Steven Del Duca, the Canadian Minister of Economic Development and Growth, in our Toronto headquarters, to raise awareness at the provincial and federal level for our cybersecurity expertise and our commitment to the training and development of local Canadian talent.
At Herjavec Group, we are dedicated to developing cybersecurity talent within Canada. With a zero-percent unemployment rate, the cybersecurity industry is in a dire need of well-trained cyber professionals.
As our Founder & CEO, Robert Herjavec believes, “Unfortunately, the pipeline of security talent isn’t where it needs to be to help curb the cybercrime epidemic. Until we can rectify the quality of education and training that our new cyber experts receive, we will continue to be outpaced by the Black Hats.”
We are proud to participate in Ontario’s TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP), which provides post-secondary students and recent Masters graduates the opportunity to work on research and development projects in the industry of their choosing. The internships provide students with valuable hands-on industry experience and serves as a great learning opportunity.
During Minister Del Duca’s visit, we discussed how Herjavec Group has benefitted from participating in the TalentEdge program and how we are working to contribute to developing the talent within Canada. Currently, we have three co-op students on our Security Devices team within Technical Operations who are working on a project to further develop the HG Analytics Platform.
Their program with Herjavec Group includes training on industry-leading technologies including Splunk (online training, query based training) as well as cybersecurity specific training including Security Operation Centre process/policies, SIEM analysis, health monitoring, scripting, dashboard building and report writing.
Learn more about TalentEdge here.
Did You Know?
- There will be 3.5M cybersecurity job openings worldwide by 2021
- It’s estimated that roughly 65% of organizations have a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) today and with further pushes on compliance, that number is expected to rise above 90% by 2020. The cybercrime and related workforce shortage is severe. Organizations need security leadership with accountability to the C-Suite to drive their security postures forward.
- As a result of the labour shortage and lack of expertise, organizations turn to third party service providers – including Managed Security Services providers. Herjavec Group is committed to honing our expertise, advance our team and recruit new talent to stay ahead of the curve.