State to lead on Cyber Security Strategy


The Victorian Coalition Government is taking action to develop a Victorian Government Cyber Security Strategy, to ensure Victoria is well placed to address cyber security issues now and into the future.

Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced that work will commence on a new strategy to strengthen alignment of cyber risk management within the Victorian Government.

Internationally respected authority on cybercrime, Alastair MacGibbon, will work with the Coalition Government to develop the strategy, which will be completed in 2014.

Mr Rich-Phillips said the Cyber Security Strategy will be an important tool in supporting the Coalition Government’s information and communication technology (ICT) Strategy.

“The Cyber Security Strategy will set out clear lines of accountability and governance structures for cyber security within the Victorian Government,” Mr Rich-Phillips said.

The Strategy will address a range of issues including:

  • State Government IT security operational capability to mitigate current cyber security threats;
  • statewide governance of cyber security risk, accountabilities and responsibilities;
  • management of cyber threat to multi agency, sector and whole of government services;
  • cyber security emergency response arrangements and capabilities; and
  • State Government cyber security work force skills and expertise.

“The Cyber Security Strategy will complement the approach to regulating information privacy and protective security announced by the Attorney-General late last year,” Mr Rich-Phillips said.


 Release from 20 November 2013.

Source: Premier of Victoria