DTA cyber advisory office to follow and implement ASD policy advice

The new Cyber Security Advisory Office (CSAO) to be established within the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) will be an implementation body, with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) retaining the policy setting and threat advisory roles it currently occupies, Senate Estimates has heard. Speaking on Tuesday, DTA First Assistant Secretary of Projects, Procurement and Assurance Peter Alexander said the role of CSAO would be to follow the guidance of ASD, and give government agencies practical advice to improve systems.

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