The Cyber Security Regional Standardisation Enhancement Program focuses on building market awareness and use of the ISO/IEC 27000 series. At the end of the program, recommendations will be developed for further engagement and participation, adoption and implementation of these international standards to improve cyber security in the Pacific region.

Cyber security is more than just an information technology problem. It is a broader business and societal issue that needs to be managed by economies all around the world.

In response, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) developed the ISO/IEC 27000 series, Information security management systems standards. Fundamentally, these standards are designed to assist any entity, regardless of size, keep information systems and data secure.
 
With a recent increase worldwide in the adoption and use of standards from the ISO/IEC 27000 series, the Pacific region is significantly under represented, and as a result, underprepared for cyber security threats. Standards Australia has a critical cyber security capacity building role within the Pacific region as part of the Australian Government’s Cyber Engagement Strategy.

Participating Countries

Flag of Fiji Fiji
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Flag of Tonga Tonga
Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu

Activities

August 2018
Planning and preparation
Project implementation plan, Information Memorandum and target country engagement.
December 2018
Roadmap and needs analysis
Create a roadmap identifying target country cyber security standards, gaps, issues and harmonisation opportunities.
Early April 2019
Cyber Security standards forum
Facilitated two-day forum to identify tangible recommendations for Pacific engagement in international cyber security standards.
Late April 2019
Recommendations report
Identify specific actions to assist target countries engage in and harmonise with international cyber security standards.

Contact

Torrin Marquardt

Torrin Marquardt

International Engagement Manager

+ 612 9237 6159