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Victoria pushes whole-of-government approach for cyber security

Rohan Pearce | Aug. 28, 2017
State government launches Victoria’s first cyber security strategy

"Careful consideration needs to be given to developing and maintaining the right balance between in-house cyber security skills and appropriate use of managed security services," the strategy states.

"The Government needs to be a smart buyer and consumer of cyber security services and maximise the opportunity to develop and retain its own cyber security skilled workforce."

By February 2018, the government is aiming to develop a plan to implement a federated Victorian Government Security Operations Centre service.

As part of the strategy, the state government will also develop a workforce plan to attract, develop and retain skilled cyber security workers in the public sector.

"Victoria's first ever Cyber Security Strategy ensures we can stay ahead of the cyber criminals and develop the infrastructure, systems and processes needed to protect government services and information," special minister of state, Gavin Jennings, said.

"Victoria is already a hub of digital innovation, so it makes sense that we use our existing tech knowledge and talent pool to be a hub of cyber security as well," Victoria's minister for small business, innovation and trade, Philip Dalidakis, said.

"The cyber security industry is growing quickly and will surpass $100 billion in value in the next few years. It's an industry that will create jobs and boost our economy and we need to be a big part of it."


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