Cyber security

Cyber security is critical in ensuring the NSW Government provides secure, trusted and resilient services. As the NSW Government continues its digital transformation - maintaining and enhancing our cyber security capabilities is paramount.

Cyber Security NSW provides an integrated approach to preventing and responding to cyber security threats across NSW; safeguarding our information, assets, services and citizens.

Cyber Security NSW aims to build stronger cyber resilience across the whole of government to support our economic growth, prosperity and efficiency.

Formerly the Office of the Government Chief Information Security Office, the function was renamed to Cyber Security NSW in May 2019. This change underscores that cyber security is a shared responsibility, as is our collective response.

Cyber Security NSW is led by the NSW Chief Cyber Security Officer (CCSO) – Tony Chapman.

Cyber Security NSW continues to focus on enhancing whole-of-government cyber security capabilities and standards, boosting cyber incident response coordination, and overseeing the development of strategic cyber policy positions.

Cyber Security NSW collaborates with NSW agencies, emergency management, law enforcement, the private sector and other jurisdictions to enhance whole-of-government cyber capability.

Cyber Security NSW continues to address the key issues identified within the NSW Cyber Security Strategy, released in September 2018.

As a matter of priority, Cyber Security NSW is focusing on addressing the following key areas:

  1. Expanded Intelligence Capability
  2. NSW Cyber Security Policy Implementation
  3. Annual Cyber Security Exercise Program
  4. Cultural Uplift, Skills Pathway and Awareness Raising

Read our 2019 year in review

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