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About the Cyber Security Unit

The Victorian Government Cyber Security Unit (CSU) supports the Victorian Government to prepare, prevent and respond to cyber security incidents. 

We aim to:

  • reduce the scope, severity and impact of cyber security incidents 
  • create a resilient cyber security environment for the Victorian Government 
  • coordinate cross-government action

We provide the following to the whole of Victorian Government:

  • expert cyber security threat advice
  • strategic guidance
  • risk analysis and assurance

We're working on achieving the 23 actions of Victoria's first Cyber Security Strategy.

We collaborate widely with interstate, intrastate, industry and federal entities.

Our 24/7 Cyber Incident Response Service (CIRS):

  • coordinates government responses for cyber security incidents.
  • provides cyber threat intelligence
  • provides remote and onsite services

About the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

The role of the CISO is to:

  • deliver the the 23 actions of Victorian Government Cyber security Strategy
  • oversee Victorian Government’s response to the cyber threat
  • develop best practice
  • provide assurance
  • report internally on state’s cyber security status
  • coordinate cross-government action. 

The CISO doesn't replace the individual responsibilities and accountability within each government agency. 

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We support the Victorian Government to prepare, prevent and respond to cyber security incidents. 
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