Cybersecurity for energy program

Energize Your Cybersecurity Skills

Now Open for Registration

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We’re on a mission to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap in the energy sector with our new
Cybersecurity for Energy Program. Developed in collaboration with leaders in Canada’s energy and cybersecurity industries, this program is designed to give you the practical skills you need to tackle real-world cybersecurity challenges.

Dive into critical topics, from in-depth analysis skills to critical thinking. Learn how to apply industry-standard frameworks, and how to communicate your recommendations clearly and confidently.

We’ll also provide employment support to help you kickstart your career. Network with industry partners, connect with a talent concierge to support your journey, and gain access to LinkedIn Learning to further expand your knowledge. 

By the end of this program, you’ll be well equipped to tackle any cybersecurity challenge.

Get ready to power up your career

Two cohorts now open for registration:

Attend one of our live info sessions for more information and an opportunity to have your questions answered:

Explore Our Program

Who is it for?

Recommended for mid-career professionals with at least three years of work experience, ideally within the IT sector or a related field. 

You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2 and be legally entitled to work in Canada.


For more detailed information regarding this program, you can download the brochure hereWant a personalized assessment? Reach out to our team.

Program Outline

Get set up in our learning portal, access LinkedIn Learning, and begin virtually networking with your fellow learners.

Course 1

Learn how to identify and evaluate system vulnerabilities using industry-standard databases. Become proficient in assessing exploitability and impact, while also considering the business context for comprehensive risk management.

Assessment 1

Gain the confidence to effectively articulate your findings and recommendations in a report, and make informed decisions using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Course 2

Refine your skills in identifying risks in cybersecurity measures, prioritizing corrective actions, and selecting appropriate frameworks to enhance cyber defense mechanisms. You will develop the technical expertise and critical thinking necessary to tackle and mitigate cyber threats.

Assessment 2

Create an Incident Report for a cyber attack at a small electric utility company that helps analyze the impact of the incident, prioritize actions based on overall risk, and recommend a specific industry framework to mitigate future incidents.

Course 3

Gain hands-on experience by mapping, evaluating, and tackling security vulnerabilities in realistic simulated scenarios.

Assessment 3

Step into the shoes of a cybersecurity consultant working with a medium-sized utility company and learn how to strengthen their cyber defenses. You’ll identify security gaps in the company’s IT and OT infrastructures, align network architecture with the Purdue Model, and implement effective network segmentation to keep those networks separate.

Complete LinkedIn Learning’s Job Readiness Training, connect with our career coach for guidance on networking and resume building, and gain access to networking, event and job opportunities with our energy industry partnerships when available.


TALENT does not provide job placements. We support individuals with the required learning, resources and coaching to be successful in an independent job search.

Choose Your Learning Path

We understand life is busy, so you can choose to learn on your own schedule. You’ll have 15 weeks from the program start date to complete all learning materials. Here are a few ways learners have approached the program:

Learners who can dedicate 3-6 hours per week to learning may complete the program within a 15-week timeline:
  • Onboarding 1 week
  • Course 1 4 weeks
  • Course 2 4 weeks
  • Course 3 4 weeks
  • Job-Readiness Training 2 weeks

Learners who can dedicate 6-12 hours per week to learning may have the flexibility to complete the program within an 8-week timeline:
  • Onboarding 1 week
  • Course 1 2 weeks
  • Course 2 2 weeks
  • Course 3 2 weeks
  • Job-Readiness Training 1 weeks

And sometimes learners are working around irregular schedules and complete courses at different paces. Just reach out to our learner support team for accommodations.
  • Onboarding — 1 week
  • Course 1 — 3 weeks
  • Course 2 — 2 weeks
  • Course 3 — 5 weeks
  • Job-Readiness Training — 1 week

Two cohorts now open for registration:

Program Cost

Our competitive program costs $500.

Note: Scholarships are available for learners from equity-deserving communities. Reach out to our team at for more information.

Our Funding Partner

We are proud to be funded by the Government of Canada and as one of Upskill Canada’s Ultimate Recipients. 

Upskill Canada, powered by Palette Skills, is a national nonprofit whose purpose is to connect Canada’s most innovative companies with the talent they need to grow. They are working with partners across the country to build a national upskilling system that creates new career paths for untapped talent to meet their fullest potential.

For Employers

Interested in enrolling members of your team or hiring from our talent pool of program graduates? Learn more on our For Employers – Cybersecurity for Energy page or contact our Manager, Careers and Partnerships, Zoe

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