What's New in ITSLC

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The ITSLC is committed to be agile and responsive to changes in the GC IT security environment. As a result, ITSLC is introducing Learning Pathways. The ITS Learning Pathways have been developed to help IT Security practitioners, supervisors and managers identify learning activities that will support development in the range of work streamers/specialists jobs that support GC departmental IT security activities.


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Cyber Security in the GC (107) - This introductory course is aimed at those who support cyber and IT security within their organization, but are not themselves Cyber or IT security specialists. This course combines presentations, discussions and group activities, to provide foundational knowledge of the GC cyber security context including the following items:

  • policy, business and threat contexts;
  • an overview of technical and operational terms and concepts; and
  • an overview of reporting processes and common enterprise and departmental protection measures.

Participants will be better prepared to navigate the cyber security domain, and better support their organizational cyber security efforts. If you have any questions, please contact the ITSLC at the its-education@cse-cst.gc.ca.


Since 1995, CSE’s IT Security Learning Centre (ITSLC) has been a trusted source for IT Security training for the Government of Canada (GC). Playing a vital role in the GC, the ITSLC is committed to providing training that covers the entire spectrum of courses related to COMSEC and IT security principles, including specialized programs in various IT Security disciplines.


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Today, the IT Security landscape has changed as the threats to cyber security are becoming more persistent, pervasive and sophisticated. To counter these threats to GC infrastructures, the ITSLC is now redirecting its learning and development focus and concentrating its efforts to better support COMSEC and IT Security specialists and others who have specific IT Security roles.


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The ITSLC continues to work with various partners to strengthen the IT Security community by identifying respective mandates and building curricula focused on delivering cutting-edge IT Security training for the GC.



We invite you to explore our website, which introduces new features and provides a more modern approach to browsing our course offerings. There you can manage your learning profile as well as register online for any course we offer. As a first step when visiting our website, you are encouraged to create your learning profile.