The Government is failing to listen to the views of the tech sector, an independent report has found.
Key points: The Government was promised an open debate on new legislation by the Australian Cyber Security Agency (ACSA)But there is a lack of clarity about what the Government wants to achieveThe ACSA has received over 50 complaints against the Government and is investigating them, the report foundThe ACSF has also been unable to meet its statutory obligation to respond to cyber security incidents in the public interestThe report, which was released on Tuesday, found there was a lack to know what the government wanted to achieve.
“The Government is making a number of policy announcements, including a series of cybersecurity measures, and the public has been asked to respond.
The lack of information is concerning given that the Government is proposing to legislate for a new ‘cybercrime law’,” the report said.”
There is a significant gap between the Government’s stated policy and the responses to cyber crime from the relevant organisations and organisations.”
The report also found that the government has been unable “to effectively manage and respond to the growing cyber threat”.
The ACSSA received over 100 complaints about cyber security in the first six months of the year, the most recent figures available.
In response to the complaints, the ACSA said it was working with the Australian Government and the ACMA to address the concerns.
“We’re committed to working with stakeholders to understand the concerns they may have about our work and respond appropriately,” the ACSSa said in a statement.”ACSSA is committed to building on the work it has already done to address concerns and make sure we respond appropriately to any and all of our complaints.”‘
It’s a shame that we’re not getting our act together’The Government had been promised an “open debate” on new cyber security legislation in April, but it was not until the summer that a draft bill was introduced to Parliament.
“What’s been lacking is a coherent and transparent discussion on the implications of cyber crime, how to address it, how it can be effectively policed and who the relevant authorities should be,” the report noted.
“It’s important to remember that this is not about the Government saying we’ve got the answer and you need to embrace it.
This is about the industry and their voices being heard.”
The ACBS said it would be working with industry to provide more information to the Government on cyber crime and the Government had not made any commitments to provide that information.
“Industry members have a right to know their own cyber crime risk, how that is being managed, and how their cyber security is being monitored and controlled,” ACBS director of communications and policy Mark O’Connell said in the statement.
Mr O’Donnell said the ACBS was working on a report on cyber security and it was hoped the report would provide “a snapshot of what has been happening in relation to the cyber security industry in Australia”.
“This includes the impact of the ACSF’s actions on cyber risk and how the industry is working to address those risks,” he said.