Cybersecurity awareness month

20 October 2023
October is Cybersecurity Awareness month. It is therefore an opportune time to focus on the importance of information and cybersecurity, and to provide guidance on creating and sustaining a cyber safe and secure culture and environment to help protect clients, systems and information.

Funded agencies should continue to:

  • Be vigilant of cyber threats and prevent, detect, and report cyber incidents in a timely manner 
  • Remind staff to stay cyber safe when working in the office, at home or on-the-go
  • Ensure organisational policies and guidelines about information security, information management and governance are in place, and implemented effectively
  • Ensure user access to departmental data, information and systems is managed in a timely manner.

Funded agencies are encouraged to visit the VPDSS Information Security for Funded Agencies site regularly for guidance on uplifting information and cyber security capabilities in regard to public sector information and data. 

To register for access to the site, email