Reports and assessments

The Cyber Centre's reports and assessments provide readers with information about cyber threats to Canada and Canadians. Our products vary, from trends in cyber tools and techniques to assessments about the cyber threats to Canadians, the private sector, public institutions and Canada’s critical infrastructure.


Featured reports

Joint cyber security advisory on weak security controls and practices routinely exploited for initial access

The Cyber Centre and its international partners joined together to issue an advisory to remind organizations of tactics used by cyber threat actors to gain initial access to systems.


Joint cyber security advisory on protecting against cyber threats to managed service providers and their customers

The Cyber Centre and its partners encourage all MSPs and organizations that use their services to review and implement the information and guidance found in this joint advisory.


Joint cybersecurity advisory on 2021 top routinely exploited vulnerabilities

This advisory on common vulnerabilities and exposures is the result of a collaborative research effort by the cybersecurity authorities of five nations: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Joint cyber security advisory on Russian state-sponsored and criminal cyber threats to critical infrastructure

We recently joined with our partners to assess that critical infrastructure organizations around the world are more likely to be targeted by Russian-sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) perpetrators.


Cyber threat bulletin: Cyber Centre reminds Canadian critical infrastructure operators to raise awareness and take mitigations against known Russian-backed cyber threat activity

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security is reminding the Canadian cybersecurity community – especially critical infrastructure network defenders – to bolster their awareness of and protection against Russian state-sponsored cyber threats.


Cyber threat bulletin: Cyber Centre urges Canadian critical infrastructure operators to raise awareness and take mitigations against known Russian-backed cyber threat activity

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security encourages the Canadian cybersecurity community to bolster their awareness of and protection against Russian state-sponsored cyber threats.


Cyber threat bulletin: Cyber threat to operational technology

Joint cybersecurity advisory on mitigating Log4Shell and other Log4j-related vulnerabilities

This joint advisory on Log4 related vulnerabilities is the result of a collaborative research effort by the cybersecurity authorities of five nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Cyber threat bulletin: Cyber threat to operational technology

Cyber threat bulletin: Cyber threat to operational technology

Operational technology (OT) plays an essential role in the management of Canada’s critical infrastructure. This bulletin outlines the rise in cyber threats to OT assets.


Cyber threat bulletin: The ransomware threat in 2021

Cyber threat bulletin: The ransomware threat in 2021

This cyber threat bulletin provides an update to Canadians about the threat from ransomware in Canada


Cyber threats to Canada's democratic process : July 2021 update

Cyber threats to Canada's democratic process : July 2021 update

This assessment informs Canadians of global trends in cyber threat activity against democratic processes and evaluates the threats in a Canadian context.


National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020

National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020

In Canada’s second National Cyber Threat Assessment, the Cyber Centre examines the cyber threat environment and highlights the most significant cyber threats facing Canadians and Canadian organizations.


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Cyber Threat Bulletin: The Continued Impact of COVID-19 on Cyber Threat Activity

Cyber threat activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved to include threats to vaccine production and distribution. In this report, the Cyber Centre provides updated assessments, based on classified and unclassified sources, of its previously published threat bulletins.


Cyber Threat Bulletin: The Cyber Threat to Canada's Electricity Sector

Cyber Threat Bulletin: The Cyber Threat to Canada's Electricity Sector

The cyber threat landscape experienced by the electricity sector in Canada is evolving. In this assessment, the Cyber Centre identifies trends within the threat landscape.


Cyber Threat Bulletin: Modern Ransomware and Its Evolution

Cyber Threat Bulletin: Modern Ransomware and Its Evolution

Canada ranks among the top countries impacted by ransomware. In this unclassified report, the Cyber Centre outlines emerging trends in modern ransomware.


Joint Cybersecurity Advisory

Joint Cybersecurity Advisory

This joint advisory is the result of a collaborative research effort by the cybersecurity authorities of five nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Cyber Threat Bulletin: Impact of COVID-19 on Cyber Threats to the Health Sector

Cyber Threat Bulletin: Impact of COVID-19 on Cyber Threats to the Health Sector

This bulletin relies on multiple sources of classified and unclassified information. In it, the Cyber Centre provides judgements of a range of cyber threat activity that we are detecting or being made aware of during this pandemic.


Cyber Threat Bulletin: Impact of COVID-19 on Cyber Threat Activity

Cyber Threat Bulletin: Impact of COVID-19 on Cyber Threat Activity

This bulletin relies on multiple sources of classified and unclassified information. In it, the Cyber Centre provides judgements of a range of cyber threat activity that we are detecting or being made aware of during this pandemic.


2019 Update: Cyber Threats to Canada's Democratic Process

2019 Update: Cyber Threats to Canada's Democratic Process

In advance of the 2019 general election, CSE released its 2019 Update to the Cyber Threats to Canada’s Democratic Process report.


An Introduction to the Cyber Threat Environment

This introductory document provides baseline knowledge about the cyber threat environment, including cyber threat actors and their motivations, sophistication, techniques, tools, and the cyber threat surface.


National Cyber Threat Assessment 2018

National Cyber Threat Assessment 2018

In Canada’s first unclassified National Cyber Threat Assessment, the Cyber Centre examines cyber threats affecting Canadians and Canadian businesses and critical infrastructure.


Joint Report On Publicly Available Hacking Tools

Joint Report On Publicly Available Hacking Tools

This report is a collaborative research effort by the cyber security authorities of five nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA.


Cyber Threats to Canada's Democratic Process

Cyber Threats to Canada's Democratic Process

Recent cyber threat activity against the democratic process around the world has raised concern about similar threats to Canada. CSE examines the cyber threats to Canada’s democratic process in this unclassified report.


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