202101 Introduction to Cybersecurity

Toronto Public Library



In this 15-hour course, learners explore ways to be safe online. They are introduced to different types of cyber attacks, measures used by organizations to mitigate risks, career options in the field of cybersecurity. 

Course curriculum includes interactive and multimedia content, quizzes and lab exercises.

Suitable for learners who are interested in learning more about cybersecurity or are considering IT as a career.


There is no prerequisite to this course but learners are expected to have a basic understanding of computers and the internet.

Credentials Earned

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Digital Badge

Minimum System Requirement

  • Laptop or desktop running Windows or Mac
  • An up-to-date web browser (Google Chrome is recommended)

Software/Applications Used in Lab Exercises

  • Notepad or similar text editors
  • HashCalc
  • LastPass client
  • Backup and Restore (Windows), Time Machine (Mac), or similar backup tools


Course Details

202101 Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to Cybersecurity (English - 2.12)

18 Jan - 03 May 2021

Larysa Essex, Karen Tannis, Marni Tam

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