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Cybersecure Catalyst

The Catalyst drives collaborations to empower Canadian businesses.

The Cybersecure Catalyst is a not-for-profit corporation owned and operated by Ryerson University. Based in Brampton, Ontario, we leverage Ryerson’s resources and entrepreneurial spirit to solve critical cybersecurity challenges and seize new opportunities.

A national centre for innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity

Cybersecure Catalyst was announced in Fall 2018. This important initiative will empower Canadians and Canadian businesses to take full advantage of the opportunities, and tackle the serious challenges, of cybersecurity, through training and certification; commercial acceleration and support for cyber scale-ups; applied research and development; and public education.

The Cybersecure Catalyst is driven by strong partnerships with industry leaders in Brampton, and across Canada. The Catalyst's collaborations with governments and public agencies focuses on ensuring Canada's economic security and global competitiveness in cybersecurity.

Key Facts

Cybersecurity threats imperil social and economic stability. The Catalyst builds on Ryerson’s tradition of putting researchers and industry leaders together to solve global challenges.

There is an urgent need for trained cybersecurity professionals worldwide. Canada alone has a 7% annual growth rate in labour demand.

The global cybersecurity industry is expected to reach US $200-billion by 2023. Between 2012 and 2016, Canada had the fourth most cybersecurity venture capital deals in the world.

Cybersecurity is an important global challenge of our time. Ryerson is the ideal collaborative hub to bring together efforts to find solutions.