201912 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 basic understanding of computers and internet.

Certificate of Completion


Minimum System Requirement

  • Laptop or desktop running Windows or Mac
  • Web browser (Chrome 50+, Safari 8.0+, Firefox 43+ or IE 10+)

Softwares/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

201912 Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to Cybersecurity (English - 2.10)

23 Dec 2019 - 12 Apr 2020

Larysa Essex, Karen Tannis, Marni Tam

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