Revolutionizing Healthcare Cyber Resiliency: Introducing CAN/DGSI 118 Micro-credential Program

OTTAWA, ON – The Digital Governance Council and HealthCareCAN proudly launches the CAN/DGSI 118 Cyber Resiliency in Healthcare Orientation and Training Module which is offered as a complimentary micro-credential. This training combined with the comprehensive CAN/DGSI 118 Cyber Resiliency in Healthcare standard empowers healthcare organizations by providing a robust framework to enhance their cyber resiliency, ensuring the security and protection of sensitive patient data in an increasingly digital landscape.

The Cyber Resiliency in Healthcare micro-credential is the culmination of a collaborative effort between Digital Governance Council and HealthCareCAN  with funding from the Public Safety Canada. This training is designed to equip healthcare workers with the essential cyber resiliency skills required to protect sensitive patient data from cyber threats. Furthermore, it invites healthcare professionals to come learn more about the standard and test their cyber resiliency to identify gaps within their organizations, ultimately helping to bolster cyber resiliency measures and secure patient data in a digital environment.

Darryl Kingston, Executive Director of the Digital Governance Standards Institute, expressed his enthusiasm for the launch, stating, “We are thrilled to introduce this new credential, empowering healthcare workers with the knowledge and skills to safeguard patient data in the digital age. This training module represents a significant step in fortifying the cyber resiliency of healthcare organizations across Canada.”

The training module is tailored for healthcare workers who are users of information systems, aiming to integrate into a company-wide cybersecurity training and awareness program.

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, participants will gain the ability to:

  • Synthesize cybersecurity threats in a healthcare context
  • Apply principles of digital technology governance
  • Identify, assess, and manage various cyber risks in a healthcare setting
  • Utilize the CAN/DGSI 118: Cyber Resiliency in Healthcare Standard to implement a cybersecurity program in a healthcare context
  • Apply fundamentals of project management and ethical decision-making
  • Develop strategies to mitigate potential cyber risks

“While it is impossible to completely eliminate cyber threats from Canadian healthcare, HealthCareCAN and the Digital Governance Council are committed to supporting healthcare institutions in increasing cyber-resiliency across Canada,” said Paul-Émile Cloutier, HealthCareCAN President & CEO. ”This comprehensive training is an important tool in advancing that effort to foster trust, security, and innovation in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape.”

The CAN/DGSI 118 Cyber Resiliency in Healthcare Orientation and Training Module is now accessible on the Digital Governance Council’s website and can be found here:


The Digital Governance Standards Institute acknowledges the financial support of Public Safety Canada.


For media inquiries:

Darryl Kingston
Executive Director
Digital Governance Standards Institute


About DGSI:

The Digital Governance Standards Institute (DGSI) is a leading organization dedicated to developing and promoting digital governance standards that enable organizations to thrive in the digital age. Through collaboration with experts and stakeholders, DGSI develops standards that address pressing challenges across various industries and sectors, ensuring a secure and innovative digital future.


About HealthCareCAN:

HealthCareCAN is the national voice of hospitals, healthcare and health research organizations in Canada. We foster informed and continuous, results-oriented discovery and innovation across the continuum of healthcare.

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