NZ extends Cyber Security Strategy review

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

NZ extends Cyber Security Strategy review

The New Zealand Government has extended the time frame for its Cyber Security Strategy refresh to give interested stakeholders more time to submit feedback to inform the new action plan.

The government will now be fielding comments from the public until September, and will hold workshops across the country from now until this time. The final strategy will be presented to Cabinet at the end of October.

“There’s been strong interest in the cybersecurity strategy refresh and we want to ensure we have a broad range of perspectives to inform the strategy and action plan. As a consequence, we’ve extended the time we initially had available for input through until September,” Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran said.

The review will examine whether the government has the right resources and arrangements in place to deal with cyber threats facing New Zealand.

“Cyber threats are increasing, becoming more sophisticated and cybercrime and espionage tools are more accessible so it’s timely for us to step up our cybersecurity efforts,” Curran said.

“We need to make sure we’re investing the right resources in the right way across government to respond to those growing threats.”

Image credit: © Rosenthal

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