Policy paper

Communique: strengthening the cyber security of our essential services

A joint communique from ministers, senior officials and regulators sets out steps to address cyber security challenges for essential services.

Detail

The communique outlines steps that government and regulators agree to undertake, such as:

  • exercises to test procedures and resilience (similar to the Waking Shark I and II exercises conducted by the financial sector)
  • the adoption of security standards and auditing against best practice such as Ten Steps to Cyber Security
  • information sharing through initiatives such as the CISP (Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership)