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About the Cyber Security Unit

We support the Victorian Government to prepare, prevent and respond to cyber security incidents. 

About the Cyber Security Unit

The Victorian Government Cyber Security Unit (CSU) supports the Victorian Government to prepare, prevent and respond to cyber security incidents. 

We aim to:

  • reduce the scope, severity and impact of cyber security incidents 
  • create a resilient cyber security environment for the Victorian Government 
  • coordinate cross-government action

We provide the following to the whole of Victorian Government:

  • expert cyber security threat advice
  • strategic guidance
  • risk analysis and assurance

We're working on achieving the 23 actions of Victoria's first Cyber Security Strategy.

We collaborate widely with interstate, intrastate, industry and federal entities.

Our 24/7 Cyber Incident Response Service (CIRS):

  • coordinates government responses for cyber security incidents.
  • provides cyber threat intelligence
  • provides remote and onsite services

About the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

The role of the CISO is to:

  • deliver the the 23 actions of Victorian Government Cyber security Strategy
  • oversee Victorian Government’s response to the cyber threat
  • develop best practice
  • provide assurance
  • report internally on state’s cyber security status
  • coordinate cross-government action. 

The CISO doesn't replace the individual responsibilities and accountability within each government agency. 

Reviewed 12 November 2019

Contact the Chief Information Security Officer

Department of Premier and Cabinet

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