Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

State Government of South Australia released Cyber Security Strategic Plan 2018-2021

State Government of South Australia released Cyber Security Strategic Plan 2018-2021

The state government of South Australia (SA) recently released a Cyber Security Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
The Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is tasked with the
responsibility of leading the delivery of this plan on behalf of the South
Australian Government. The Plan states that the SA Government supports the
themes and ambitions within the Australian
Government’s Cyber Security Strategy
launched in 2016.

The Plan has been developed in consultation with other
agencies and experts within the cyber security sector to provide the South
Australian Government with a stronger cyber security position.

Data from SA’s Cyber Security Incident Reporting Scheme shows
a rise in risk of cyber security incidents:

There has been an increased reliance on cloud services and
managed service providers to deliver services to government agencies and the
broader community. The Plan notes that an incident in one agency has the
potential to rapidly affect all agencies, with most agencies connected to a
single network.

Achieving consistency across agencies is another challenge, due
to differing online environments, diverse risk profiles and varied information
security expertise.

Strategic objectives of the Plan include making the
government’s infrastructure, services and systems resilient to cyber threats
and empowering the government’s digital and innovation agenda through a strong
risk culture. The Plan also aims to minimise the cost and disruption to recover
from cyber security incidents and maintain citizen’s trust and confidence in
the government’s digital services is maintained through measured improvements
in cyber security maturity. The industry is a key aspect of the Plan. One of
the objectives is to motivate industry to invest, stimulating the state’s
economy and helping establish South Australia as a recognised cyber security
leader in the Asia-Pacific region.

The plan’s activities are structured within three strategic
themes: 1) Influence Leadership (Strengthen the role of government in providing
sound governance and clear accountabilities for a whole of government approach
to cyber security); 2) Build Resilience (Strengthen the approach to the
prevention of, detection of, response to and recovery from cyber security
threats and incidents); 3) Share Responsibility: Cultivate a collaborative
approach that brings together all levels of government with academia and the
private sector to cyber security.

Within the leadership area, the appropriateness and currency
of existing cyber security policies for SA Government will be reviewed. A
continuous improvement program will be implemented and there will be regular
reports to the Senior Management Council on cyber security progress. Employee
training and building awareness about information security will also be a key
area of focus.

Cyber risks will be integrated within enterprise risk
management processes. A cross government Cyber Security Governance Committee
will be established and the across government IT Security Adviser Forum will be

A cyber security profession career path will be developed for
the SA Government. A Balance Scorecard for security outcomes will be created
and a risk-based prioritisation of government expenditure on cyber security
will be supported.

For building resilience, the ongoing SA Government Top
Ten Cyber Resilience and Preparedness Objectives work program
and a whole
of government approach will be developed for the management of contractual
cyber security risks. In addition, a cyber security ‘Marketplace’ or ‘Kiosk
will be put in place.

The SA Government also plans to undertake regular cyber
crisis planning, preparedness and response exercises with government and
industry partners. Cyber insurance arrangements for government will be reviewed.
Lessons learned from significant cyber security incidents will be documented
and shared to promote cross-sector collaboration.

The third strategic theme of sharing responsibility involves
the deployment of a Threat Intelligence Platform for use by all government
agencies. The government will continue to develop the Watch Desk facility for detection,
response and advisory group for across government.

The SA Government will also support the establishment of the
SA node of AustCyber (Australian Cyber Security
Growth Network). The Government will establish partnerships with academia to
ensure suitable education and training is available within SA for cyber
security skills growth.

Cyber security awareness will be extended to citizens via
media and community engagement and programs supported to raise awareness about
the impact of emerging risks, vulnerabilities and developing resilience. Cyber
security threats will be included in the government’s emergency management
public awareness campaigns.

According to the Plan, the first 12 to 18 months of the
strategy will witness a significant amount of work undertaken across three strategic
themes. This initial period will form the foundation for the future
deliverables and inform the first strategic plan review in early 2019.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit