CyberSecure Canada Certification

CyberSecure Canada is the new federal cyber certification program for small and medium-size businesses and organizations with less than 500 employees (SMBs). Larger organizations have also found value in becoming certified.

This certification aims to raise the cyber security level among Canadian SMBs, increase consumer confidence in the digital economy, promote international standardization and better position SMBs to compete globally. 

CyberSecure Canada certification requires Canadian SMBs to implement baseline security controls developed by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. The security controls are designed to give SMBs the greatest amount of protection – with the least amount of burden.
Cyber Security Canada can help you get certified, every step of the way.

Show Clients, Investors and Suppliers that Your Business Can Be Trusted

Customers, partners, investors and suppliers provide Canadian businesses with valuable information – and trust that their information will be kept secure. When businesses lack strong cybersecurity measures, their data and the information entrusted to them could be at risk for:
  • Theft of personal and/or confidential information
  • Theft of credit card and/or financial and banking information
  • Ransomware leading to catastrophic loss of business data and the disruption of services provided to customers
  • Unauthorized modification of information
  • Fiduciary Liability and Litigation

The Certification Process

1. To help familiarize yourself with the CyberSecure requirements, use the free E-Learning tools developed by ISED and the Cyber Centre.

2. Start the Certification Application – contact Cyber Security Canada. 

3. Select Cyber Security Canada as your Certification Body.

4. Implement Security Controls: Cyber Security Canada can help you plan this process by performing a Gap Analysis – determining your current level of cyber security and mapping out which controls you need to add or improve before your certification audit. We can also provide a complete training program for your IT staff, to guide them through the implementation and documentation process.

5. Submit your completed documentation to Cyber Security Canada for a CyberSecure conformity assessment.

6. Once your organization has successfully implemented and documented the required controls, you will be awarded certification.

7. Share your certification with clients, suppliers and peers to let them know that their trust in your company is well placed.

How can we support you through the process

Practitioner's Assistance

Our subject matter experts are available to help you through the CyberSecure Canada process.

Personalized Policy Templates

Not sure where to start when it comes to policies? Our template package gets you started with pre-built policies that are customized with your logo and business name.

Lead Implementer Service

Delegate your Project Management to the Cyber Security Canada's ExpertOur specialist will provide ongoing assistance throughout the full project implementation to ensure a successful outcome. 

We are here to help

Our CyberSecure Canada Resources

Dive into our comprehensive collection of resources designed to help you understand and navigate the CyberSecure Canada program. Here, you'll find a wealth of information, from in-depth blog posts that break down complex cybersecurity concepts into digestible parts, to webinars hosted by industry experts providing practical insights and strategies. 

CyberSecure Canada - What Is It & Why Should You Consider It? 

Blog post

5 Steps to Prepare Your Organization for CyberSecure Canada Certification 


The New CyberSecure Canada Standard

Blog post

Frequently Asked Questions

At Cyber Security Canada, our aim is to make CyberSecure Canada Certification as comprehensible as possible. In alignment with this goal, we've compiled a list of the most common inquiries we receive from our clients.

How long is the CyberSecure Canada certification valid for?

CyberSecure Certification is valid for 2 years, after which you will recertify.

Who can become certified?

Every organization within Canada qualifies for participation in the certification program.

How much does the Certification cost?

The audit fee is a fixed rate for every organization. Contact us for a quote.

How can my organization become certified?

Ensure the safety of your organization by enforcing certification requirements. Solicit an audit from Cyber Security Canada. For more information on the New Standard, check out our blog post or download it here.

How long does it take to achieve the CyberSecure Canada Certification?

This will vary depending on your organization's current level of cybersecurity readiness, as well as its ability to implement the security controls. We offer Practitioner's services to assist you in preparing your documentation and conducting gap analysis prior to submitting for certification.

Do you still have some doubts? 

Let's kick off with a brief due diligence call. This way, we can grasp your challenges and determine the next steps.