In recent weeks there has been considerable media coverage regarding Cyber Attacks and IT Outages relating to NSW Government Agencies
According to a 19 June 2020 article in the SMH, China-originated cyber attacks have targeted critical infrastructure including hospitals, local Councils and state-owned corporations and Transport for NSW has experienced a malicious hack causing a massive system outage.
The NSW Government is developing a sector-wide cyber security strategy to replace its existing scheme and the NSW Cyber Industry Development Strategy and will allocate $240 million to cyber security.
The Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello said that the 2020 NSW Cyber Security Strategy will ensure the NSW Government continues to provide secure, trusted and resilient services and address the cyber workforce and skills gaps in the post-COVID-19 climate.
The PM, Scott Morrison has pledged invest $1.35 billion to counter the wave of hacking attempts against the country.
All NSW Government agencies and cluster Departments are required to attest to the Cyber Security Policy (CSP) by 31 August. This attestation is in relation to the agency’s Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Centium has extensive experience in assisting agencies to ensure compliance with this requirement, as set out here.