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: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Mathias Rosenthal

Please follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe for FREE to our weekly newsletter and quarterly magazine.

For more content like this and access to targeted events, roundtables and seminars on technology innovation for all levels of government, join the thousands of public sector professionals who are already Public Sector Network members - Click here to join

Related Articles

Best of 2019: Delivering on the public service capability mission

Across the festive season we'll be reprising some of our best articles from 2019. Today we...

A collaborative approach to innovation

Learning from the past while embracing the future is a key part of the journey forward, says the...

Culture, change and trust in government innovation

Building resilient and adaptable teams, dealing with change and earning trust are essential for...


  • All content Copyright © 2021 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd