As governments across Australia and New Zealand move more services online, the threat of cyber attack accelerates. Due to the rapid rise in cyber security threat associated with COVID-19, cyber security has once again become a focus at the Ministerial level of government across Australia and New Zealand.
Measures such as the release of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 and a record $1.67 billion in dedicated funding over the next decade at the Federal level, together with efforts by most jurisdictions to enhance their cyber security, demonstrate how seriously governments are taking the need to protect their citizen data, citizen facing services and business systems, as well as the broader online environment.
The Government Cyber Security Readiness Indicator (GCRI) report is produced out of conviction that developing and maintaining a high degree of cyber security resilience in the public sector is essential to realising the promise of digital government: simpler, faster, and more personalised services.
Sponsored by ServiceNow, this Intermedium report:
- Introduces key measures implemented as well as announcements over the past 18 months to enhance jurisdictions’ cyber security.
- Rates the degree to which the governments of Australia (Federal, State and Territory) and New Zealand (Central) have put in place key enablers to deliver effective cyber security resilience.