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Supporting cyber security standards adoption and development in the Pacific

Standardisation in the cyber security field is essential for ensuring we are all speaking the same language when it comes to cyber security and following best practice to secure our systems. The Cyber Cooperation Program is partnering with Standards Australia to deliver the Cyber Security Regional Standardisation Enhancement Program in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

A two day Cyber Security Forum was held in Sydney on 4-5 April 2019 to provide an update on the Program's progress to date. One of the key Forum outcomes is to produce a regional cyber security standards report with tangible country-specific recommendations. This report will assist countries in the Pacific identify future capacity building activities to develop robust information security frameworks which meet their unique needs and requirements.

The Cyber Security Regional Standardisation Enhancement Program aims to strengthen cyber security in the Pacific region by enhancing harmonisation of JTC 1 ISO/IEC 27000 Information Security Management System group of international standards. Harmonisation is achieved when two or more countries adopt the same standards for use in their economies.

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Opening the Standards Australia Cyber Security Forum in Sydney, Cameron Archer, Assistant Secretary, Cyber Affairs Branch, DFAT. Credit: Standards Australia.

Last Updated: 5 April 2019
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