Defending Canada’s democracy from cyber threats

Canada’s democracy is the foundation for the rights and freedoms we cherish. The Government of Canada’s top priority is protecting Canada, and that includes protecting our democracy from cyber threats.

On June 16, 2017, an assessment of cyber threats to Canada’s democratic process was published. The first threat assessment of this kind in the world to be shared with the public, it will guide Canada’s efforts to defend our electoral process and political activities from cyber threats.

On April 8, 2019, in advance of the 2019 general election, the CSE released an updated version of the report:

Find out how to protect yourself from cyber threats with the following guidance from the CSE:

  • CyberHygiene - Best practices to stay cyber secure.
  • Top 10 IT security actions – Prioritized actions to help prevent cyber intrusions and protect sensitive information.
  • Mobile security – Mobile devices are attractive targets, visit CSE's advice and guidance on mobile security.
  • ITS Advice and Guidance – Publications and tools to help defend and protect against cyber threats.
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