Randy Purse

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Toronto Metropolitan University

Randy Purse is a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Corporate Training & Cyber Range for the Catalyst specializing in cybersecurity training, education and workforce development. After three decades of work in the military and in national security roles, Randy brought his expertise and enthusiasm to the non-profit sector.

Prior to assuming his role with the Catalyst, Randy was the Vice President of Future Workforce Development at TECHNATION where he led the AI and Cybersecurity Skills Initiative and the Municipal Cybersecurity Best Practices initiative in addition to other tech workforce development efforts.

He is a Certified Training Development Professional. His Master of Education is in Information Technology and his PhD is in Education with research focused on workplace and collective learning in technical contexts. He also continues to do research and writing on cybersecurity, learning and workforce development issues.