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Whitepaper: Data security during a machinery of government change

Sponsored by Commvault

Machinery of Government changes (MoGs) are occurring with increasing frequency at the federal government level. While some agencies are subject to MoGs more often than others, few are immune to having their functions or responsibilities subjected to mergers, demergers, or caught up in the creation of new agencies.

The federal government averages around ten MoGs per year, according to the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO). MoGs also occur frequently in state and territory governments.

The common expectation is that the impacted agencies will spend a short time planning and preparing, and then ‘just a weekend’ transferring the relevant systems and data from the old agency to the new, with a bit more time afterwards to iron out any issues.

In fact, this ‘transition period’ is usually many months, sometimes years (as evidenced in the Home Affairs case study). When the transition is difficult or prolonged, the data security risks created by a MoG are sometimes overlooked at the SES level. In an era of ever-increasing cyber-attacks, managing data security risk is an essential responsibility of any SES leadership team.

In this Whitepaper, you will discover:

  • MoGs and data security risks.
  • How to safeguard data.
  • Protecting data before, during, and after a MoG change.
  • How a Data Security solution protects data during a MoG.

Download the whitepaper now, to learn more.


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