Cyber resilience inquiry launches

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Cyber resilience inquiry launches

A new inquiry into cyber resilience has been launched by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

The inquiry is based on Auditor-General’s Report No. 53 (2017-18), Cyber Resilience.

Committee Chair Senator Dean Smith said the cyber resilience of Commonwealth agencies continues to be a key focus of the Joint Committee for Public Accounts and Audit.

“Effective implementation of a comprehensive cybersecurity framework across Commonwealth agencies is critical to protect Australians’ privacy and Australia’s social, economic and national security interests from emerging cyber threats,” Smith said.

The committee invites submissions to the inquiry by 4 March 2019, addressing the terms of reference. A public hearing will be held in mid-March.

Further information about the inquiry can be accessed via the committee’s website.

The JCPAA is the parliament’s joint public administration committee. It scrutinises the governance, performance and accountability of Commonwealth agencies and has the power to inquire into all expenditure of Commonwealth money.

The committee examines all reports of the Auditor-General tabled in the parliament and can inquire into any items, matters or circumstances connected with these reports.

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