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Cyber Security Policy in Canada

In Cyber Security Policy in Canada, build your knowledge of the Canadian and global cyber and information security policy landscape, and develop hands-on skills for critically assessing cyber policy issues and industry standards and practices with other professional learners.

6 weeks

Live virtual sessions

Learn from leading policy experts

Fall session: October 10 to November 14, 2023
Apply by September 1st for early bird pricing.

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Cyber Security Policy in Canada

Dais Learning: Microcredential Program

Cyber Security Policy in Canada (Course II)

FALL 2023: October 10 to November 14.

No Prerequisites required.

A joint initiative of the Dais and Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Toronto Metropolitan University, offered in partnership with the Canadian Council of Innovators (CCI) and Ontario’s Cyber Security Centre of Excellence.

See Course I: Secure and Responsible Technology Policy Foundations

About the course

From cyber-criminal networks to malicious state-sponsored actors, there is an urgent need to address the online security risks and vulnerabilities facing Canadians, organizations, public institutions and national security.

This demands not just technology solutions for cyber security, but also policy solutions — whether in law and regulation, industry standards and practices, and beyond — that balance cyber resilience with digital innovation and protection of Canadians’ digital privacy and civil rights.

In this course, learners will take a deep dive into cyber threats and risks to individuals and organizations, and response strategies in Canada and around the world.

Cyber Security Policy in Canada is the second course in the Secure and Responsible Technology Policy program.

Offered by

The Dais
Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst

Program sponsor

Public Safety Canada

Developed in partnership with

Council of Canadian Innovators
Cyber Security Centre of Excellence

What you’ll learn


Deepen your understanding of key concepts in the rapidly evolving Canadian and global cyber security policy landscape.


Develop skills for critically assessing and analyzing key cyber policy issues and responsible tech concepts.


Grow valuable networks across digital and cyber policy communities, and engage with leading speakers in the field.

Learners earn a microcredential for completion of each course in the SRTP program.

Course Outline

Week 1
Introduction to Cyber Security Policy

Week 2
Securing Businesses and Institutions

Week 3
Addressing Threats to Individual Canadians

Week 4
Building Canada’s Cyber Economy

Week 5
National Security and Cyber Statecraft

Week 6
Group Cyber Strategy Presentations

Guest Speakers

Dr. Emily Laidlaw
Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity Law and Associate Professor in Law, University of Calgary

Kevin Magee
Chief Security Officer, Microsoft

Mohammad Qureshi
Corporate Chief Information Officer, Ontario Government

Sumit Bhatia
Director of Innovation and Policy, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst

Shelly Bruce
Former chief (deputy minister) of the Communications Security Establishment

Mike Cook

Neil Desai
Executive Vice-President, Viral Nation Technology

(+more to be added)


6 weeks (October 10 to November 14, 2023)
Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST

  • Live virtual sessions
  • Real-time, online learning in a small group
  • Interactive tabletop exercise simulating a cyber incident response
  • Exclusive access to leading guest speakers
  • Applied, collaborative and inclusive learning environment
  • Earn a microcredential, endorsed by program partners

*The first course in the program, SRTP Foundations, is not a prerequisite.

Who should apply

Early- and mid-career professionals and leaders across Canada’s policymaker and innovator communities — from governments and regulators, large companies, tech startups, not-for-profit and academic organizations. Learner profiles include:

  • Policy, strategy and public affairs professionals
  • Technologists in infosec, privacy, integrity and other tech-adjacent roles
  • Professionals who intersect with governments and regulators
  • Anyone interested in shaping a better tech future


Regular Price

CA $1,500 + HST

(EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: CA $1,000 + HST until September 1, 2023)

Non-Profit Rate*

CA $750 + HST

(*Available to learners with incorporated non-profit and charitable organizations)

For applicants subject to the Regular Rate, a limited number of needs-based bursaries are available for individuals who require financial assistance and cannot access professional development funds from their employer.

Spaces are limited. Questions? Contact Rahel Appiagyei-David (

Meet the instructor

André Côté
Head of the SRTP Program + Director of Policy and Research

The Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University

André Côté

Get in touch

Questions or want to learn more about the program?

Rahel Appiagyei-David
Leadership Development Facilitator

The Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University

Rahel Appiagyei-David


“Simply put, the most comprehensive dive into cyber policy in Canada available to us today.”

“A great foundation in the issues so many of us deal with every day whether we work in cyber or not.”

~ Learners from Winter 2023 edition of Cyber Security Policy in Canada course