Cyber Operators conduct defensive cyber operations, and when required and where feasible, active cyber operations. They liaise and work collaboratively with other government departments and agencies, as well as with Canada’s allies to enhance the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ability to provide a secure cyber environment.
They monitor CAF communication networks to detect and respond to unauthorized network access attempts and provide cyber support to meet the operational requirements of the Navy, Army, Air Force, and joint enablers.
A Cyber Operator has the following responsibilities :
Basic Military Qualification
Basic occupational qualification training
After your BMQ you will be sent to a CAF-approved college program on computer network security where you will learn :
After successful completion of the college program, or if you already have a diploma from an approved institution, you will attend the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE) in Kingston, Ontario, for approximately 16 weeks.
Using a combination of theory, demonstrations, practical work and simulation exercises, the CFSCE course will cover :
Available specialty training
Cyber Operators may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including :
Cyber Operators who demonstrate the required ability, dedication and potential may be selected for career progression opportunities, advanced training, and promotion.