Cryptographic algorithms for UNCLASSIFIED, PROTECTED A, and PROTECTED B information: D97-3/111-2016E-PDF

"The Government of Canada’s (GC) ability to protect sensitive data and information is fundamental to the delivery of programs and services. Cryptography provides security mechanisms which can be used to protect the authenticity, confidentiality, and integrity of GC information. Data authenticity, confidentiality and integrity, stakeholder authentication and accountability, and non-repudiation are all benefits of properly configured cryptography. Several algorithms may be required to satisfy these security requirements, and each algorithm should be selected and implemented to ensure these requirements are met. The information in this publication identifies and describes approved cryptographic algorithms and appropriate methods of use to protect the confidentiality of PROTECTED A and PROTECTED B information and the integrity of information to the medium injury level as defined in CSE’s ITSG-33 IT Security Risk Management: A Lifecycle Approach"--Overview, p. 3.

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Department/Agency Communications Security Establishment (Canada)
Title Cryptographic algorithms for UNCLASSIFIED, PROTECTED A, and PROTECTED B information
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: Algorithmes cryptographiques pour l'information NON CLASSIFIÉ, PROTÉGÉ A et PROTÉGÉ B. Cover title. "Unclassified." "August 2016."
Date 2016.
Number of Pages 24 p.
Catalogue Number
  • D97-3/111-2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Computer security, Cryptography, Federal government