Cyber Security Moves to PM’s Office

21 02 2012

13 December 2011 saw the Prime Minister reshuffle her cabinet, but in amongst the reshuffle was a one line comment which carried great significance, that is, Cyber Security Policy is now the responsibility of the Prime Minister and no longer that of the Attorney General’s Department.

In her speech the Prime Minister said: ‘Responsibility for cyber security policy will move from the Attorney-General’s portfolio to my portfolio.‘.

This marks an escalation in the importance of cyber security, especially in light of the compromise of the parliamentary email system in March this year.

While responsibility for the area has moved, it is not clear what impact this will have on Cyber Security Policy and whether a shift in focus is planned.

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