User authentication guidance for information technology systems: D97-3/31-2016E-PDF

"Information Technology Security Guidance for Practitioners (ITSP).30.031 V2 supersedes ITSG-31 User Authentication Guidance for IT Systems and provides guidance on user authentication in IT systems and is part of a suite of documents developed by CSE to help secure GC departmental networks. User authentication is imperative in keeping cyber threat actors out of departmental systems, and the security controls used to protect GC systems are critical elements in the design of IT infrastructure. ITSP.30.031 V2 has been created to aid the IT practitioner in choosing appropriate user authentication security controls and complements the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) Guideline on Defining Authentication Requirements"--Overview, p. 3.

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Department/Agency Communications Security Establishment (Canada)
Title User authentication guidance for information technology systems
Series Title Practitioner series, information technology security guidance ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Guide sur l’authentification des utilisateurs dans les systèmes de technologie de l’information. Cover title. "Unclassified." "August 2016."
Date 2016.
Number of Pages 52 p.
Catalogue Number
  • D97-3/31-2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Computer security, Federal government