Cyber and Information Technology Security


The role of Shared Services Canada’s (SSC) Cyber and Information Technology Security (CITS) Branch is to protect the Government of Canada’s (GC) systems and networks, as well as Canadians’ information from cyber threats. SSC also supports Canada’s foreign service, military and law enforcement personnel and contributes to national security by defending government systems and delivering information technology (IT) security services.

SSC's role in strengthening cyber and IT security:

  • protects Canadians' privacy and information
  • protects Canada's networks, systems and sensitive data
  • modernizes the GC's cyber and IT security infrastructure
  • achieves broader GC IT security outcomes
  • preserves Canada's competitive advantage, economic prosperity and national security

SSC is focused on three security service areas:

  • Cyber Security – securing and monitoring GC systems, networks and sensitive information against constantly evolving cyber threats as part of Canada's Cyber Security Strategy (CCSS)
  • Secret Infrastructure – delivering a consolidated and coordinated GC secret infrastructure that will further enable GC officials to communicate effectively and securely at all times
  • IT Security Management and Governance – developing and standardizing the GC's IT security architecture, technologies, policies and services in partnership with lead GC security agencies
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