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Are you ready for the new Critical Infrastructure law?

By Fergus Hanson

With amendments to the Critical Infrastructure Act currently before parliament, impacted industry sectors are racing to get ready.

ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre held a panel discussion on the impact of the changes to the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill. The Bill seeks to expand the scope of the Critical Infrastructure Act to cover critical infrastructure entities in a wider range of sectors, including health, financial and education services. The Bill further seeks to introduce mandatory cyber incident reporting requirements and enhanced cybersecurity obligations.

Moderated by the International Cyber Policy Centre’s Director Fergus Hanson, the panel was comprised of:

  • Hamish Hansford, First Assistant Secretary, Cyber, Digital and Technology Policy Division, Department of Home Affairs
  • Mick Lehmann, Strategic Account Manager, Splunk & Major Defence Programs, Splunk APJ
  • Sarah McCullough, Chief Information Officer, Essential Energy