Department of Finance, Science & Innovation implements new cyber security policy

Strong cyber security is an important component of the NSW Digital Government Strategy.

The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) has implemented a Cyber Security Policy to replace the NSW Digital Information Security Policy 2015.

Agencies must establish effective security policies and procedures and embed cyber security into risk management practices and assurance processes.

The mandatory requirements are:

  • Planning and Governance
  • Cyber Security Culture / Awareness
  • Manage Cyber Security Risks
  • Resilience against cyber attack
  • Report against the requirements

When security risk management is done well, it underpins organisational resilience because entities know their security risks, make informed decisions in managing those risks, identify opportunities and continuously improve.

Sense of Security has the full range of services and products to assist NSW agencies. For more information visit our NSW Department of Finance, Science and Innovation – New Cyber Policy page.