Course 122: Implementing robust authentication in the GC


This workshop aims to refine authentication concepts and establish a deeper understanding of the best practices within a GC context. The advice and guidance provided in this workshop will explore security architecture, methods of authentication and a comprehensive discussion on best practices as they related to password management, biometrics and other topics related to authentication. 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 robust authentication to support their own program goals and outcomes.


  • Describe authentication, identification and their uses
  • Describe attack surfaces and security architecture elements
  • Compare the risk mitigation of security control setups
  • Identify different methods of authentication
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of authentication schemes
  • Recall tips for using authentication effectively

Target audience

The target audience is IT security practitioners within the Government of Canada (GC).


Prior to attending, we highly recommend that participants take course 109 - Cyber Security Foundations for GC Information Systems.

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