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IT security directive for the control of COMSEC material in the Canadian private sector: D96-4/2016E-PDF

"The Government of Canada (GC) has established a program known as Communications Security (COMSEC) to assist in the protection of classified and PROTECTED C information. The COMSEC program involves the application of cryptographic security, transmissions and emission security, physical security measures, and operational practices and controls. The objectives of COMSEC is to deny unauthorized aceess to information and data derived from telecommunications and to ensure the authenticity of such telecommunications.[...]"COMSEC material" is designed to secure or authenticate telecommunications information. COMSEC material includes cryptographic key, devices, hardware, firmware or software that embodies or describes cryptographic logic. It also includes the documents that describe and support these items. Applying this directive will help ensure that GC security controls are met when access to GC COMSEC material is provided to a Canadian private sector company."--Introduction, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Communications Security Establishment (Canada)
Title IT security directive for the control of COMSEC material in the Canadian private sector
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Directive en matière de sécurité des TI sur le contrôle du matériel COMSEC au sein des entreprises du secteur privé canadien. Cover title. "ITSD-06A." "June 2016."
Date 2016.
Number of Pages [101] p.
Catalogue Number
  • D96-4/2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Computer security, Government communications