Cyber security awareness and training is an important part of Ontario’s Cyber Security Strategy and safeguards all types of data against theft and loss. We are continuously working to strengthen our cyber security practices and protect the data entrusted to us by the people and businesses of Ontario.

We continue to add to our many online resources to help individuals and government organizations learn more about how to better protect your personal or organization’s information online.

Cyber Security for individuals 

  • K-12 zone

    The K-12 zone is an online resource for students, teachers and parents to learn about the importance of online safety.

  • Knowledge library

    The knowledge library provides introductory information on a range of cyber security topics.

  • Cyber Security Expert Panel Report

    The final report to the Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery assessing cyber security with recommendations for improvement.

Cyber security for government ministries and the broader public sector

The Cyber Security Centre of Excellence helps educate Ontario government ministries and broader public sector organizations about cyber security and best practices to keep Ontarians’ information safe and secure. We provide advice, guidance, information and services to strengthen digital resilience while meeting digital service delivery expectations.

Examples of broader public sector organizations include:

  • hospitals
  • universities
  • colleges
  • municipalities
  • school boards
  • children’s aid societies
  • Create an account

    Create a Cyber Security Centre of Excellence account or sign-in to your existing account to access more cyber security resources and subscribe to notifications and services.

  • Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual campaign held in October to inform the public on the importance of cyber security.

  • Community of Practice

    The Community of Practice is a network of cyber practitioners in the broader public sector that participate in regular webinars to stay up-to-date on the latest cyber security news.

  • Events

    Find all current and past cyber security events, such as webinars, conferences and Community of Practice sessions.

  • IT vendor of record

    The vendor of record (VOR) is available to broader public sector organizations

  • Learning Hub

    Explore the Learning Hub to find a variety of educational materials to help increase your cyber security knowledge.

  • Information technology and standards

    The Government of Ontario Information and Technology Standards (GO-ITS) Security Standards are the official standards adopted by the Government of Ontario

  • Services and tools

    Check out our services and tools that can help your organization strengthen your cyber security.

Contact Us

To learn more about our services, please visit Cyber Security Ontario or email us at: cybersecurity@ontario.ca.