Rapid development in information and communication technologies and the changing business environment present a range of challenges for organisations that rely on such technologies for day-to-day operations. Critical infrastructure sectors are at particular risk from interruption to information technology operations as this can lead to major economic and social disruption. As a result, it is vital for owners and operators of critical infrastructure to develop appropriate strategies for mapping and understanding the layers of information held on IT networks that need to be protected.
The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA), on behalf of the IT Security Expert Advisory Group (ITSEAG*) of the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN†), engaged SIFT Pty. Ltd. to produce a report and supplementary guidance regarding enterprise strategy for information security for owners and operators of critical infrastructure. The Secure Your Information set of papers are the result of this project.