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DSPANZ made a submission to the review of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) (SLACIP) Bill 2022 on 1 March 2022.

Overall, we are supportive of the SLACIP Bill. We appreciated the industry co-design approach that has been taken during this process so far. 

Once the Bill has passed, we would like to see the Government continue this co-design approach as they begin to turn on obligations for the individual sectors. Essentially, we want to ensure that commonly used or accepted security standards / frameworks are recognised across the different critical infrastructure sectors. 

For our members, we recommended recognising the ATO's Operational Security Framework (OSF) and the Security Standard for Add-on Marketplaces (SSAM) in the Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Program to avoid needless duplication and over regulation. This is important as our members often operate across multiple sectors and any duplication creates confusion and needlessly adds to their costs and complexity. 

Access a PDF copy of this submission here.

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