The Australian federal government recently issued the ” Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy: A call for views” to better understand the cyber threats faced by Australian businesses and households and adjust government functions and policies based on the opinions collected.
The document raised a total of 26 questions to the public, including: “Whether government agencies responsible for cybersecurity functions should be adjusted”, “Is there any other measures that can be used to protect online goods and services”, “Government and related industries should be in the network”, “What role does security play?” “How to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of networks and digital products,” and “where should the government purchase safety-related products and services?”
In addition, the Australian Cyber Security Center has released a new version of the Australian Government Information Security Manual to help organizations develop a strategic framework for cybersecurity. Based on basic cybersecurity principles, the manual defines 22 cybersecurity guidelines covering governance, physical security, personnel security, and information and communication technology security. The Australian government said it will release a new version of the manual every month.