Our cyber threat environment is significant
Every 45 seconds cyber criminals try to compromise Victorian Government IT networks. The nature and scale of threats we face today is greater than ever before.
Managing these threats requires clear roles and responsibilities and coordination across organisations.
The Victorian Government Cyber Incident Management Plan
Victorian Government departments and agencies have partnered to develop the Victorian Government Cyber Incident Management Plan (CIMP).
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The CIMP applies to all Victorian public sector bodies. Local councils are encouraged to adopt the plan.
The CIMP provides important guidance about:
- Roles and responsibilities for responding to cyber incidents
- Terminology and categories for defining cyber incidents
- Protocol for information and intelligence sharing
- Linking cyber incident responses with emergency management and national arrangements.
The CIMP does not replace your organisation’s existing information security plans, policies and procedures. Rather, you should update existing documents to align with the CIMP.
What you need to do
It is important to familiarise yourself with the CIMP and follow the advice it provides.
- Creating a cyber incident response plan for your organisation
- Establishing a cyber incident management team within your organisation
- Practicing your response to cyber incidents with your incident management team.
Contact the Victorian Government Cyber Incident Response Service if you need help with these steps:
Why this is important
Adopting the CIMP will align your cyber incident response activities with the Victorian Government approach.
By working together in a consistent and coordinated way, we can reduce the impact of cyber incidents across the Victorian Government.
Let’s all do our part to help keep Victoria cyber safe.
Reviewed 12 November 2019