235 - COMSEC in the Government of Canada

This course introduces Communications Security (COMSEC) as a subset of IT Security (ITS). It discusses the disciplines that comprise COMSEC as well as some threats to those disciplines that could lead to COMSEC incidents. In addition, the course describes the management of COMSEC material and the associated departmental responsibilities.



  • Identify COMSEC and its disciplines as the primary method of protecting sensitive correspondence and data that is transmitted over Government of Canada (GC) communication systems
  • Define measures that must be applied to protect sensitive Government of Canada (GC) information while being transmitted


1.0 day

Target Audience:

GC and Canadian Private Sector company personnel working in the ITS environment who need a good understanding of how COMSEC measures can, and must, be applied to protect sensitive GC information.


Start Date End Date Event Language Cost Location Type Status
2018-09-10 2018-09-10 English $500 1929 Ogilvie Road Classroom Open
2018-06-25 2018-06-25 English $500 1929 Ogilvie Road Classroom Open

For more information consult our IT Security Course Calendar.


This is a mandatory course for personnel appointed as COMSEC Custodian.