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Australian Government Security Framework Reflects a New Risk-Based Approach

Published: 22 February 2013

ID: G00246683

Analyst(s): Steve Bittinger, Rob McMillan

Summary

The Australian government has introduced a new security framework that reflects a global trend toward risk-based security frameworks and strengthens alignment with industry. Other governments should consider it as a potential model for new approaches to security in government.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Organizations that retain a controls and assurance approach to security will struggle with the pace of change in the external threat environment
  • Organizations that retain a controls and assurance approach to security will continue to experience more difficulty matching the business's requirements
  • Organizations that shift to a risk-based regime will pay a premium for limited external risk management knowledge and expertise unless they can bolster their capability through staff development
  • Organizations that shift to a risk-based regime will struggle to adequately manage their security risks unless a strong governance approach can be established

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