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Victorian Government Tackling the Cyber Security Threat to Services

Victoria’s first ever Cyber Security Strategy to ensure government services and information are kept safe from cyber threats.

The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings joined cyber experts and IT industry representatives to launch Victoria’s Cyber Security Strategy – the first state in Australia to do so.

Government networks across the world are regularly targeted by cyber-attacks, with an increasing shift from unsophisticated lone cyber hackers towards organised criminals, political ‘hacktivists’ and even foreign governments using cyber space to infiltrate, steal from and disrupt government services.

The scale of incidents and attempted disruption is unprecedented, with the methods used to attack digital services increasing in complexity and sophistication.

The Cyber Security Strategy shifts from an agency by agency approach, to a whole of government approach, as we seek to sustain strong and resilient cyber security defences that protect the delivery of public services in Victoria. Read more