What is CyberSecure Canada Certification?
CyberSecure Canada Certification helps Canadian small and medium-sized organizations implement certification requirements so they can protect themselves against cyberattacks. This will ensure they have protected their organization, clients, and business partners.
What is CyberSecure Canada?
CyberSecure Canada is Canada's only cyber certification program that is a federal government program to small and midsize businesses (SMB) ensure that they are using industry best practices to secure their networks and data from ever changing cybersecurity attacks by cyber criminals.
Why get CyberSecure Canada certified?
CyberSecure Canada Certification will improve an organizations competitive advantage as it reassures their clients, customers, partners, investors, and suppliers that they are following industry best practices and keeping their valuable information secure. This certification will help organizations limit direct and indirect impacts from cyberattacks resulting in financial loss, reputation damage, critical infrastructure downtime, litigation, job losses, and financial impact.
What is the purpose of CyberSecure Canada Certification?
CyberSecure Canada Certification was created by Canadian industry stakeholders and Canadians that have voiced and lobbied the Canadian government over Canada's cybersecurity position in the world against cybersecurity threats. The CyberSecure Canada Certification program aims to promote trust in Canada's digital economy including its international presence. The goal is to encourage Canadian small and midsize businesses (SMB) to proactively improve their cybersecurity infrastructure including a baseline set of industry security requirements and certification process.
CyberSecure Canada Certification uses certification requirements in 13 security control areas developed by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. The goal of the 13 security control areas is to provide a cybersecurity baseline cyber security controls wherein the organization attempts to apply the 80/20 rule. The goal is to achieve 80% of the benefit from 20% of the effort using industry cybersecurity practices designed for Canadian small and midsize businesses (SMB).
These security control areas include the following:
No, CyberSecure Canada Certification is 100 percent voluntary. The good part about the certification is it will help improve a Canadian organizations level of cybersecurity demonstrating a serious commitment to secure their IT infrastructure, data, and reputation.
The process is a two-step process. 365 iT SOLUTIONS would complete the first phase of the CyberSecure Canada Certification program and ensure your organization meets the 13 security control areas. Once complete, we would engage a CyberSecure Canada Certification accredited body to complete the process. Once successful, your CyberSecure Canada Certification will be valid for two years.
CyberSecure Canada Certification is available to all Canadian small and midsize businesses (SMB) organizations no matter what industry.
CyberSecure Canada Certification will vary depending on your organization's current level of cybersecurity position. You will have to account current cybersecurity measures, required cybersecurity readiness, as well as its ability to implement the 13 security controls areas mentioned above. By using a managed IT services provider such as 365 iT SOLUTIONS and a CyberSecure Canada Certification accredited body, the process will be quick compared to inhouse.
Once an organization achieves CyberSecure Canada Certification, they can choose to display a digital logo and a decal certification mark to demonstrate their certification. All certified organizations have the option to be included in the certified organizations database for Canadian businesses. The CyberSecure Canada Certification results, audit, and the documentation provided to the accredited certification body are not made public.
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