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This page lists publications on preparing for and responding to cyber security incidents.

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Cyber Incident Management Arrangements for Australian Governments

The CIMA provides Australian governments with guidance on how they will collaborate in response to, and reduce the harm associated with, national cyber incidents.

Cyber Security Incident Response Planning: Executive Guidance

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is responsible for monitoring and responding to cyber threats targeting Australian interests. Reporting cyber security incidents to ASD ensures that timely assistance can be provided, if required. This may be in the form of investigations or remediation advice.

Cyber Security Incident Response Planning: Practitioner Guidance

ASD defines a cyber security incident as an unwanted or unexpected cyber security event, or a series of such events, that has either compromised business operations or has a significant probability of compromising business operations.

Planning for Critical Vulnerabilities and Major Cyber Security Incidents – What Boards Need to Know

This publication provides information on why it is important that Boards and their Directors are aware of and plan for critical vulnerabilities that have the potential to cause major cyber security incidents.

Preparing for and Responding to Denial-of-Service Attacks

Although organisations cannot avoid being targeted by denial-of-service attacks, there are a number of measures that organisations can implement to prepare for and potentially reduce the impact if targeted. Preparing for denial-of-service attacks before they occur is by far the best strategy, it is very difficult to respond once they begin and efforts at this stage are unlikely to be effective.

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