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Learning Path: Discover Cyber Security

Discover Series07-11-2022

Visual representation of the content included in the Learning Path: Digital Academy - Discover Cyber Security: Employ cyber security best practices to protect GC data, information, systems, and reputations. 2 h for core pieces only, 12 h for the entire journey; Take the Get Cyber Safe Checkup, self-assessment, 9 min; Cyber Security in the Public Service, blog, 6 min; Discovering Cyber Security (DDN235), self-paced, 1 h; Cyber Security in the GC for Non-IT Employees (DDN231), virtual classroom, 7.5 h, $500; Phishing: Don’t take the bait!, video, 2.5 min; Malware and Ransomware, video, 3 min; Common employee IT security challenges, reading, 5 min; Take action!, 20 min; Congratulations on completing the learning path!
Visual representation of the content included in the Learning Path: Discover Cyber Security.

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Start your Discover Cyber Security journey

We’ve recommended five core and three recommended foundational learning experiences in the Discover Cyber Security learning path for all public servants. Consume them in the suggested order to achieve the best learning outcomes. Once you’ve completed the core products, we encourage you to look at the additional learning products to get the most out of this experience.

Employ cyber security best practices to protect Government of Canada (GC) data, information, systems, and reputations.

Set aside some time now to implement what you’ve learned. Start by:

  • adding multi-factor authentication to your accounts
  • making your passwords (or, better yet, passphrases) unique, strong, and random
  • customizing your privacy settings

Here’s a handy checklist to help you. (20 minutes)  

Building a love of learning about cyber security? We’ve recommended some additional learning experiences in the Discover Cyber Security learning path. Keep your Discover Cyber Security journey going in a format that interests you!

Keep the Learning Going

Micro-learning: Articles, blogs and videos

Courses

This classroom course was designed by the Cyber Centre Learning Hub at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and has a cost of $250. Link will take you directly to the Learning Hub web page.

This classroom course was designed by the Cyber Centre Learning Hub at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security and has a cost of $500. Link will take you directly to the Learning Hub web page.  

Congratulations!

You have completed the Discover Cyber Security learning path. You should be able to describe what cyber security is and why it’s important, recognize the impact of poor cyber practices, and practise consistently safe cyber behaviour. After learning more about cyber security and why it matters, be sure to make some key changes to your own cyber behaviour.  

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CSPS Digital Academy - L’Académie du numérique de l'ÉFPC

Teaching public servants the skills needed in today's digital age. | Enseigne aux fonctionnaires les compétences nécessaires pour l’ère numérique.

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