Course 623: Introduction to Cyber Security for Educators


Educators play a vital role in teaching students on how to stay cyber safe. This Introduction to Cyber Security for Educators self-paced online course was designed with a focus on enhancing educators' awareness of cyber security. This foundational course helps educators gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to protect themselves and their students in cyberspace. This course provides a first line of defense on cyber security by reviewing relevant cyber security terminology, threats, and protection measures relating to the education context . This course also examines the characteristics of a safe online learning environment, the career streams that exist in the field of cyber security, and the many resources that exist to help educators teach cyber security to their students.


  • Define basic cyber security terminology
  • Identify the cyber security threats that pertain to the education sector
  • List basic cyber security protection measures
  • Recall how to create a safe online learning environment
  • Recall the various career streams that exist in cyber security
  • Recall how to access resources on cyber security for teachers

Target audience

All academic educators and professionals, more specifically elementary and secondary school teachers from across Canada, who have a direct impact on student learning.

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