Willis Cyber Academy CSA Diploma Program first in Canada to be recognized by CAF


Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Kanata – The Willis Cyber Security Academy is pleased to introduce a new 66 week Willis Cyber Security Analyst diploma program that has been recognized by the Canadian Armed Forces as meeting their rigorous requirements for the Cyber Operator Private/Corporal Rank Qualification. The Willis Cyber Security Academy is the first in Canada to be recognized in this way.

“The Digital Economy has landed on the doorstep of our military just like it has for our businesses, community organizations and other government departments,” said Rima Aristocrat, President and CEO of Willis College. “The Willis Cyber Security Analyst diploma program is available to all students who want to make a career change into the exciting field of network and cyber security that might become the most in-demand job of our generation.”

Last year Symantec, an international IT security powerhouse, stated that by 2019 1.5 million cyber security jobs worldwide would be vacant by 2019. With thousands of individuals looking to make a career change across Ottawa and eastern Ontario, the Cyber and Network Security industry represents a significant opportunity for employment for job-seekers. Ottawa is home to the largest IT hub in Canada.

“According to LinkedIn, hundreds of Network, Cyber and IT security positions are sitting vacant right now in the Ottawa region,” said Dan Planetta, who manages Admissions for the Arnprior campus of the Willis Cyber Security Academy. “The Willis Cyber Security Academy has partnered with employers who are telling us they simply cannot find qualified individuals who have the certifications and training that is currently offered by our Cyber and Network programs.”

Over the past five years, Willis College has trained hundreds of students in the field of cyber and network security, with graduates moving into leading IT firms such as Sophos, Fortinet, Check Point, SonicWALL and so many others across the Ottawa region. Students of the Cyber Security Analyst program learn Network Security, Unified Threat Management, Microsoft and Linux systems administration and security, ethical hacking and counter measures among many other topics covered over the 66 week course, which also includes a Co-op placement. The Willis Cyber Security Academy is accepting applications from prospective students for a new Cyber Security Analyst course that will begin this May in Ottawa.