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 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:

This standard identifies cryptographic algorithms approved by the Cybersecurity Services to be used across Government of Alberta (GoA) IT systems.

Cryptographic algorithms acceptable for use in the GoA 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 all GoA data; however, Protected C data may require additional security controls and considerations that are not within the scope of this standard. This Standard supports Information Security Management Directive section 2.3.

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.


Keywords: Cryptography, Algorithms