26 September 2023

Cyber partners with Police on security

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Cyber Security NSW has joined forces with the NSW Police Force for an Australia-first operations centre to safeguard Police systems from terrorists, organised criminal networks and hackers.

Announced by the Minister for Police, Paul Toole, the Cyber Security Operations Centre is to be made up of a frontline tactical team of 15 analysts and engineers working seven days a week.

Mr Toole said the Centre would strengthen the Force’s cyber security defences by identifying and blocking threats in real time.

“The NSW Police Force holds a significant amount of sensitive data relating to local, national and international criminal investigations, and we know there are criminals who want to get their hands on this information,” Mr Toole said.

“Analysts in the Cyber Security Operations Centre Command respond to and prevent threats of disruption to the police network every day,” he said.

“These threats often come from organised crime networks or cyber criminals – and our investment in this Australian-first operations centre is about ensuring our analysts are equipped to stop them in their tracks.”

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government, Victor Dominello said it was vital for NSW to push ahead with its vision to be a world leader in cyber security to protect and advance the State’s digital economy.

“Now more than ever before, Governments, people and businesses are at risk from ongoing cyber security threats and Cyber Security NSW is committed to working with Government agencies to improve cyber resilience and ensure they are prepared,” Mr Dominello said.

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