Course 116: Cloud computing in the GC - The security assessment and authorization process


As a next step following Course 115 – Foundations of cloud security in the Government of Canada, this workshop aims to refine cloud computing concepts, and establish a deeper understanding of the Cloud Computing SA&A Process within a GC context. The advice and guidance provided in this workshop will explore Cloud Service Provider Assessments and risk management decisions when procuring a public cloud service, GC Cloud Usage Profiles, GC Accelerators, Guardrails and general Cloud Security Guidance. This will help GC personnel identify their own organization’s needs, and create a structured approach for managing risks that accounts for the incorporation of cloud services to support their own program goals and outcomes.


  • Cloud Service Provider Assessments
  • Risk Management Process
  • CCCS Medium Security Profile and Playbook
  • GC Cloud Usage Profile, GC Accelerator, Guardrails
  • GC Cloud Security Guidance

Target audience

GC employees at all levels who already have a good understanding of Cloud Computing and SA and A process within the government.


Prior to attending, participants are required to take course 115 - Foundations of cloud security in the Government of Canada. It is also recommended that participants read the following document: Cloud service provider Information Technology security assessment process (ITSM.50.100).


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