Authorities and Capabilities for CSE



Foreign Intelligence

CSE collects foreign signals intelligence

Use advanced techniques to access foreign networks to collect intelligence in support of government priorities

Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

Defend Important Non-Government Of Canada Networks

Upon request, deploy CSE’s cyber security tools on non-government systems

Assistance To Federal Partners and Intelligence Partners

Provide assistance to Federal Law Enforcement and security agencies, CAF and DND

Use advanced capabilities to assist organizations in accordance with their mandates

Foreign Cyber Operations

Defensive Cyber Operations

Disrupting foreign cyber threats targeting important Canadian networks

Active Cyber Operations

Interfere with foreign online efforts that threaten Canada

Accountability Measures