Public Review of Proposed National Standard for Data Governance: Scalable Remote Access Infrastructure

OTTAWA, September 28, 2022 The CIO Strategy Council invites all stakeholders to share and provide their input on a draft national standard. This standard aims to present a set of requirements for organizations to mitigate security risks associated with, and scalability demands upon, enterprise technologies used for remote access. The standard will provide guidance to organizations needing to react to unprecedented and unplanned shifts in their workforce to support remote work from home.

The draft, CAN/CIOSC 100-4: 20XX Data Governance – Part 4: Scalable Remote Access Infrastructure, is available on the CIO Strategy Council website for public review. The deadline for comments is November 28, 2022. After the public review period closes, Technical Committee 1: Data Governance, will review and disposition all comments received.

This standard is a maintenance update to the Publicly Available Specification which was launched by the CIO Strategy Council in 2020. The PAS provides a vendor-agnostic framework and set of characteristics which, when adopted, enable the secure and rapid scale-up of the infrastructure needed to support remote work requirements.

You are invited to comment on the draft national standard by November 28, 2022.

“The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the amount of work needed have an accessible framework available to support remote and work from home arrangements. The infrastructure that remote workers use – personal or employer-provided laptops that connect to the corporate network via VPNs and home WiFi – may not be able to scale rapidly and presents cybersecurity risks. I encourage everyone to join the conversation and help shape the requirements for this proposed draft national standard on scalable remote access infrastructure.”

Darryl Kingston, Senior Director of Standards, CIO Strategy Council

Get Involved
Our standards development process is collaborative and open to all. If you are interested in contributing to the work of the technical committees, please get in touch through the join a committee page or contact Julia Hancock.

For media inquiries:
Julia Hancock
Senior Project Manager, Standards
CIO Strategy Council

About the CIO Strategy Council
The CIO Strategy Council is Canada’s national forum that brings together the country’s most forward-thinking chief information officers and executive technology leaders to collectively mobilize on common digital priorities. Cutting across major sectors of the Canadian economy – public, private and not for profit – the Council harnesses the collective expertise and action of Canada’s CIOs to propel Canada as a digital-first nation. The CIO Strategy Council is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and develops standards that support the data-driven economy.


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