From: Government News (Australia)


One of the federal government’s most influential cyber watchdogs has signalled a firm new push to get business leaders and agency heads on board with the Commonwealth’s wider information security and risk mitigation agenda by cutting down on tech vendor spin.

Speaking at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney, Mike Rothery, First Assistant Secretary of the Attorney General’s Department’s National Security Resilience Policy Division, revealed that consultations and outreach to industry had identified a pressing need for tangible risk assessment tools as opposed to an ever-extending laundry list of potential threats.

“The comment there was that we get lots of information about the threat – we can go and buy lots of information; lots of subscription products and lots of vendors that sell information about threat.

“[But] almost none of them can tell us about risk,” Mr Rothery said.

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