This Program is for

All Healthcare Professionals, Healthcare Teams, Physicians, Residents


Annual subscription: $42 per user per year


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CPD Credits Earned

College of Family Physicians of Canada: Earn up to 7.5 certified Mainpro+ credits
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: Earn up to 7.5 MOC credits in total
Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec: 2,5 heures de formation reconnues

About the Saegis Shield Program

Saegis Shield is a comprehensive, accredited online cybersecurity and privacy education program that addresses the unique needs of Canadian healthcare environments.

It is designed to strengthen what experts consider the best defence against cyber-attacks that target healthcare practices, clinics, hospitals and institutions: the “human defence”.

A Video Introduction to Saegis Shield

To see Saegis Shield in action, check out our video tour.

What is the “Human Defence”?

The human defence against cyber attacks comes from awareness and an understanding of cybersafe habits among all Canadian healthcare professionals, including:

  • Physicians, nurses and other providers
  • Clinic directors, administrators, managers and staff
  • Hospital and healthcare institution staff
How does Saegis Shield work?

Saegis Shield is a subscription-based awareness and education program that is affordable and user-friendly. Healthcare professionals, physicians, and staff simply log in to the program and are provided with:

  • A curriculum of online courses designed with busy healthcare schedules in mind – even one 15-minute module per week can help clinic and hospital staff develop cybersafe habits
  • A measure of individual and organizational readiness to prevent, recognize and manage costly breaches
  • A summary of the current level of cyber risk in the healthcare environment
Saegis Shield homepage

Included with your Saegis Shield subscription is a comprehensive up-to-date Resource Library that will assist healthcare teams in building their cybersecurity and privacy toolkit. Resource materials available for download include templates, best practices, tips and tricks and contact information where you can obtain additional guidance from Privacy and Cybersecurity Regulatory Authorities for implementing cybersafe and privacy best practices. 

Program Features
  • Cyber-risk assessment survey
  • Computer-based micro training modules 
  • Personalized dashboard  with staff and clinic scores, exposure report and news feed
  • Phishing challenges 
  • Webinars and podcasts by privacy and security industry experts 
Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss different types of cybercriminals and the various reasons why they target healthcare organizations.
  • Describe the importance of securing a healthcare organization’s networks and devices.
  • Define, discuss, and understand cybersecurity terminology, such as Multi-Factor Authentication, Encryption, Passphrases and Phishing.
  • Define, discuss, and understand healthcare terminology, such as Personal Health Information, Electronic Health Records, and Electronic Medical Records.
  • Understand the risks of unsafe online communications.  
  • Define what makes a strong password and describe why strong passwords are so important.  
  • Understand how and when to report incidents in the clinic and what actions to take if a breach occurs.  
  • Explain why a privacy breach is a patient safety issue.
  • Discuss the importance of patient privacy and steps to take in your healthcare organization to protect it.
  • Describe and discuss how to implement best practices and procedures to prevent cyber-attacks in a clinic.

College of Family Physicians of Canada
Earn up to 7.5 certified Mainpro+ credits

This 3-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 7.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Earn up to7.5 MOC credits in total

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by The CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 2.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec

Ce programme se qualifie pour une demande d’accréditation à la FMOQ pour 2,5 heures de formation reconnues.

This program was co-developed with the CMPA and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

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General Questions or Inquiries

Please contact us with your questions or inquiries. We will respond within 2 business days.