Cyber security policy

Commentary

28 Feb 2019
24

If the next government is serious about protecting Australian businesses and families, here are seven concrete actions it should take immediately upon taking office, suggests Damien Manuel.

Report

29 Jan 2019
12

As cyber threats continue to grow in sophistication, organizations face a persistent challenge in recruiting skilled cybersecurity professionals. This paper highlights the gaps that exist in the nation’s current cybersecurity education and training landscape and identifies examples of successful programs that hold promise as models...

Commentary

18 Dec 2018
19

Cyber civil defence is the responsibility of the entire community. Australia needs a national standing committee for cyber security emergency management and resilience that is an equal partnership between government, business, and academic specialists.

Report

It's January 2024. Does Australia still have the internet?
13 Dec 2018
25

This report uses scenario analysis to examine a world where cyberspace is fragmented in the year 2024.

Guide

12 Dec 2018
28

Australia’s Cyber Incident Management Arrangements (CIMA) outlines the inter-jurisdictional coordination arrangements and principles for Australian governments’ cooperation in response to national cyber incidents.

Policy report

5 Dec 2018
34

Like other countries, Australia is focused on protecting its critical infrastructure from cyber threats. However, there’s a serious gap in how we approach the protection of our valuable digital national identity assets.

Guide

4 Dec 2018
104

These guidelines are intended for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), cyber security professionals and information technology managers. As such, these guidelines discuss both governance and technical concepts in order to support the protection of organisations’ information and systems.

Report

Cyber security resilience of New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations 2017-2018
16 Nov 2018
8

As New Zealand organisations adopt digital products and services at pace, they need to ensure they adjust their business risk settings, particularly the implementation of good cyber security policies and practices.

Strategy

21 Sep 2018
160

This document outlines the steps the U.S government is taking to advance an open, secure, interoperable and reliable cyberspace. Given the interconnected and global nature of cyberspace, the State Department engages in key diplomatic and programmatic initiatives to support many key objectives reflected in this...

Report

21 Aug 2018
28

With around 50,000 ships at sea or in port at any one time, the maritime transport industry is highly exposed to cyberattacks. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) reacted quickly in introducing guidelines in response to terrorist attacks on shipping, but has arguably been slower in...

Report

4 Jul 2018
79

This paper forms part of a research project that examines cybercrime laws in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Its aim is to assess whether these laws are fit for purpose, and to gauge their impact on the economy, security and civil...

Report

28 Jun 2018
113

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the management of cyber risks by the Department of the Treasury, National Archives of Australia and Geoscience Australia.

Policy report

Spare the costs, spoil the bad state actor: deterrence in cyberspace requires consequences
1 Jun 2018
67

Cyberattacks initiated by nation states have become the new normal, and countries including Australia have struggled with the challenge of how to respond to them. Far too often they’re considered a low priority. This paper offers a way forward, presenting a framework for deterrence -...

Strategy

1 May 2018
58

The aim of this document is to outline Australia’s current national security science and technology priorities and coordination of efforts, to best take advantage of investment in science and technology and address gaps in immediate and future national security capability.

Briefing paper

10 Apr 2018
107

For Australia, both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities are now an essential component of our nation’s military arsenal, and a necessary step to ensure that we keep up with global players.

Report

2 Mar 2018
69

This report found there is no whole-of-government capability to detect and respond effectively to cyber security incidents. There is very limited sharing of information on incidents amongst agencies, and some agencies have poor detection and response practices and procedures.

Report

12 Dec 2017
132

This report assesses the national approach of Asia–Pacific countries to the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace, taking a holistic approach that assesses governance and legislation, law enforcement, military capacity and policy involvement, and business and social engagement in cyber policy and security issues.

Report

Inquiry based on Auditor-General's report 42 (2016-17)
15 Oct 2017
8

As technology evolves, more and more government services are being delivered online. New technology can deliver efficiencies to services and products, but it also carries new and significant risks. With increasing volumes of data being collected and used by various government systems, the security of...

Report

10 Oct 2017
382

The 2017 threat report includes insights into how the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) works and highlights some of the ways in which we have both proactively and reactively responded to cyber threats.

Strategy

4 Oct 2017
86

This resource outlines Australia's cyber affairs agenda for the next three years, with the hope of creating the environment for digital trade to generate economic growth and opportunities for Australia.

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