AGIMO seeks submissions on government cyber crime strategy

The need for security grows as more and more government services are delivered online

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) is inviting submissions from the public in a bid to better inform the government's cyber security strategy.

AGIMO assistant secretary, Trevor Smallwood, said the agency recognised online services offered an accessible means to access government services, but improving security was essential component in their provision.

“Unfortunately, as the demand for online government services continues to grow, so too does the scale, sophistication and perpetration of cyber crime,” he said in a blog posting on the AGIMO website.

As part of the organisation’s support of the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, Smallwood said it wanted to help agencies reduce security risks to the public when they use government websites.

“We invite your ideas for innovative and practical approaches that could be included in this guidance.”

Smallwood also said that it was essential Australians understood the nature of cyber risks, and secured internet connected devices as well as identities, privacy and finances when transacting online.

Comments can be submitted via the blog posting here.

The news follows AGIMO's attempt to educate public servants about the use of portable document format (PDF) files in a secure manner.

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