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NSW unveils cyber security plan

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The NSW Government has detailed its plans to counter and respond to cyber attacks.

A strengthened cyber security policy, new standardised incident reporting and incident response arrangements are being rolled out across all agencies as part of the action plan.

“The strategy sets out the NSW Government’s $20 million cyber security action plan to create a cyber-safe NSW,” Chief Information Security Officer Maria Milosavljevic said last week.

“Cyber security has emerged as one of the most-high profile, borderless and rapidly evolving risks facing governments. Investing in strong cyber capabilities will provide confidence to citizens and business who trust us with their data.

“The suite of initiatives will ensure that the government is equipped to prevent, prepare for and respond to incidents and that each agency and all staff have a clear understanding of their role.

Cyber crime-related damages globally will rise to $6 trillion by 2021 from $3 trillion in 2015, according to the NSW Government cyber security strategy report.