E-Learning tools

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Cybersecurity is a complex and multifaceted issue. As business owners, you may feel overwhelmed with understanding what cybersecurity means, why you should be concerned about your cybersecurity and how you can protect yourselves.

This page provides you and your employees some online courses and resources to aid you towards improving your cybersecurity knowledge.


The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has developed a series of e-learning modules aligning with the CyberSecure Canada Program to help business owners and employees learn about cybersecurity risks and threats, and how to be more cyber secure. The topics covered in these modules include how to:

  • Identify their cyber security risks and threats;
  • Identify and implement the most appropriate cyber security best practices for the SME and;
  • Identify opportunities to improve and manage your cyber security and resilience.


Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Get Cyber Safe is an online tool developed by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness that offers Canadians and more specifically small and medium sized business owners resources on topics such as:

  • Filing cyber safe taxes
  • 5 ways to protect your privacy on new smart devices and;
  • Explanations of cyber security risks.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce has developed a Small Business Cybersecurity Corner that provides users with information about cybersecurity basics and guides such as:

  • Planning guides and workbooks to help you evaluate your businesses' current approach to cyber security
  • Interactive Infographic: How Secure is Your Factory Floor? Which provides a virtual tour of potential cyber vulnerability on a shop floor
  • Small Business Cybersecurity "Quick Wins"
  • GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit or Small Businesses to assess your security posture, implement free tools, find practical tips, and use free resources and guides to improve your company's cybersecurity readiness and response
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