Number:  A000009
Creation Date:  2010-09-30
Category:  IMT Security
Effective Date:  2021-05-19
Last Reviewed:  2022-07-21
Version:  7.0
Scheduled Review Date: 2023-06-30
Security Classification:  Protected A
Status:  Approved


Please note:

This policy instrument is still currently under review. It has been updated to reflect the current organizational structure, correct broken links and other minor updates.

​This standard identifies cryptographic algorithms approved by the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) to be used across the Government of Alberta IT systems.

Cryptographic algorithms acceptable for use in the Government of Alberta are based on the algorithms identified by the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) for use in protecting Protected Information and Electronic Authentication and Authorization applications within the Government of Canada.

This Standard is applicable for GoA data up to Protected B (Protected Data). Protected C data will require additional security controls.

This Standard supports Information Security Management Directive section 7.9.

Please note that information classified as Protected (per the Data and Information Security Classification standard) is only accessible to Government of Alberta Employees. External users are therefore not able to download this document. To request access, please contact us:

Keywords: Cryptography, Algorithms