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).


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