The CSE Badge
The CSE Badge was designed by the Chief herald of Canada and given to CSE in October 1994. The use of the Royal Crown itself was approved by the Queen. The blue circle represents the world of information, and the gold circle and maple leaf symbolize Canada. The lightning flashes stand for communications while the key represents the secure and sensitive nature of the data that CSE handles.
The Chief Herald envisioned our badge as "a source of inspiration and focus of pride in what we have accomplished together and what we have determined for the future….Hundreds of years from now (the badge) will still be in use, identifying the services of CSE and enshrining the spirit of all those who compose the Establishment."
The Latin motto reads "providing and protecting information."