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Information Security Policy Manual

The Tasmanian Government Information Security Policy Manual (the ‘Manual’) is the primary document in the suite of documents. It provides the common high-level policy and supporting procedures to guide Government agencies. It also includes other resources such as standards, codes of practice and legislation that will assist government agencies to implement the policies.

The Manual is intended as a guide to assist heads of agencies to implement the Policy. While the policy is limited to information security, agencies are encouraged to manage information security risks in the context of general business risks within their agencies.

The Tasmanian Government WAN and Internet Services Information Security Policies and Standards provides an example of a whole-of-government implementation of the Framework. To request a copy of this document contact ntgroup@dpac.tas.gov.au.

The ICT Policy Board endorsed the release of the Tasmanian Government Information Security Policy Manual as ‘Essential Advice’ to agencies in April 2011.

Cabinet endorsed the Tasmanian Government Information Security Policy in November 2011 for use by Tasmanian agencies. The Policy replaces the Tasmanian Government Information Security Charter (May 2003).

The Policy and supporting Procedures contain mandatory and recommended statements that apply to Tasmanian Government agencies.

The Tasmanian Government Information Security Policy

The purpose of the Policy is to provide a consistent approach to managing information security risks across Government and applies to Tasmanian Government agencies as custodians of information on behalf of the Crown. The Policy replaces the Tasmanian Government Information Security Charter (May 2003).

The Tasmanian Government Information Security Policy Manual PDF File (855.3 KB)

The purpose of these procedures is to assist agencies to implement appropriate information security governance and management procedures in accordance with the Tasmanian Government Information Security Policy (the ‘Policy’). The Manual replaces the Information Security Guidelines v4.1.

Standards Select Online service Link to external site

Provides access to Standards Australia International (SAI) to selected standards for Tasmanian Government employees.

Tasmanian legislation Link to external site

Provides access to Tasmanian legislation that is referenced in the Tasmanian Government Information Security Guidelines.


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