Alternate format: Cyber security resources for small and medium organizations (ITSAP.00.137) (PDF, 245 KB)
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (Cyber Centre) provides advice and guidance to protect Canadian information infrastructures and improve Canada’s cyber resiliency—this includes Canadian small and medium organizations. Below we link Cyber Centre and Government of Canada (GC) resources that your organization can use to educate employees, as well as prevent, detect, respond, and recover from cyber incidents. Note that clicking the links for other GC departments’ resources will take you to their websites.
Cyber Centre - Awareness Publications - Search our catalogue for guidance and best practices.
Cyber Centre - Get Cyber Safe - Learn how to protect yourself online through the national public awareness campaign.
Cyber Centre - Learning Hub - Take our course on cyber security for small and medium organizations.
CyberSecure Canada - Elearning Modules - Take the free learning series on CyberSecure Canada’s certification requirements.
Public Safety - Industrial Control Systems Security Events - Learn how to strengthen the resilience of industrial control systems.
Cyber Centre - Protected Domain Name System (DNS) - Use a protected DNS service to prevent devices from connecting to malicious websites.
CyberSecure Canada - Certification Program - Find out how to certify your organization.
National Research Council of Canada - Industrial Research Assistance Program - Get support for your innovation projects.
Public Safety - Canadian Cyber Security Tool - Assess your cyber security posture with this voluntary assessment tool. Note this tool is specifically for critical infrastructure organizations.
Public Safety - Insider Threat Mitigations - Apply the recommended actions to mitigate insider threats.
Cyber Centre - Alerts And Advisories - Stay up to date on recent threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents.
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre - Repository Of Scams And Fraud - Browse informational aides on current scams.
Respond / recover
Cyber Centre - Cyber Incident Reporting - Report cyber incidents to us.
Cyber Centre - Incident Response Plan Guidance - Prepare your organization to handle incidents when they happen.
Cyber Centre - IT Recovery Plan Guidance - Have your incident recovery plan ready for minimal down time.
The publication includes a diagram of a circle that is sectioned off into four quarters with the following headers:
- Educate (top left)
- Prevent (top right)
- Detect (bottom right)
- Respond and Recover (bottom left).
From each of these quarters, there is an arrow that points to links to Cyber Centre and Government of Canada resources that your organization can use to educate employees, as well as prevent, detect, respond, and recover from cyber incidents.
Report cyber incidents to the Cyber Centre through My Cyber Portal. Report scams, fraud, or cybercrime to local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Online Reporting System.