Government security

Protection of government programs and services, along with the people, information and assets that support them from threats and compromise.

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Government Security, Policy on

Provides direction to manage government security in support of the trusted delivery of GC programs and services, the protection of information, individuals and assets, and provides assurance to Canadians, partners, oversight bodies and other stakeholders regarding security management in the GC. 

Policy sub-topics:

Government security

Government Security, Policy on

Provides direction to manage government security in support of the trusted delivery of GC programs and services, the protection of information, individuals and assets, and provides assurance to Canadians, partners, oversight bodies and other stakeholders regarding security management in the GC. 

Identity Management

Identity and Credential Assurance, Standard on

Provides departments with requirements to ensure consistency in identity credential management practices. 

Identity Management, Directive on

Ensures effective identity management practices by outlining requirements to support departments in the establishment, use and validation of identity information. 

Security Management

Operational Security - Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Program, Standard

The continued delivery of government services must be assured through baseline security requirements, business continuity planning, including information management and information technology continuity planning, and continuous risk management. The Policy on Government Security and its associated standards describe these baseline security requirements. 

Operational Security - Readiness Levels for Federal Government Facilities, Standard

Sets out the levels of security to be applied in times of increased threat. 

Operational Security : Management of Information Technology Security (MITS), Standard

Defines baseline security requirements that federal departments and agencies must fulfill to ensure the security of information and information technology assets under their control. 

Operational Security Standard on Physical Security

Provides baseline physical security requirements to counter threats to government employees, assets and service delivery, and provides consistent safeguarding for the Government of Canada. 

Operational Standard for the Security of Information Act

On December 24, 2001, amendments to the Official Secrets Act, as adopted by Parliament, became law. The Act was renamed the Security of Information Act. The amended Act aims to, among other things, modernize the espionage provisions and introduce new concepts, such as special operational information and persons permanently bound to secrecy. 

Security and Contracting Management Standard

Constitutes the operational standard for implementing the security policy in the contracting process. 

Security Management, Directive on Departmental

Aims to achieve efficient, effective and accountable management of security within departments and agencies. 

Security Organization and Administration Standard

Ensures the implementation of the Security consideration requirement in the contracting process. 

Security Screening, Standard on

Ensures that security screening in the Government of Canada is effective, efficient, rigourous, consistent and fair, and enables greater transferability of security screening between departments and agencies. 

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