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Victorian Information Security Network

The Victorian Information Security Network (VISN) is a platform for stakeholders across government and industry to discuss data protection issues and initiatives.

Membership

The network is always open to new members across government and industry.

To join, email security@ovic.vic.gov.au with the following details:

Name;
job title; and
organisation.

You will then be added to the VISN mailing list and receive information about upcoming VISN events and activities.

Events

We regularly host events for Victorian Public Sector (VPS) and industry stakeholders to discuss the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF) and VPDSF resources.

Attendees of previous forums have advocated for broader engagement across Victoria and the inclusion of partners such as local councils and agencies in this network. These partner organisations offer support services to, or on behalf of, Victorian government.

Staff from public sector organisations and partnering entities are encouraged to attend these free events to gain a better understanding of what the VPDSF means for your organisation and practical measures to secure its information.

Note that industry stakeholders are offered alternative sessions to attend.

Past events and resources

29 March 2022

Information Security Incident Notification Scheme Insights


10 February 2022

2022 Protective Data Security Plan (PDSP) and How to Guide 

Copies of the slide deck and recording of the event reference a superseded version of the 2022 Single Organisation Protective Data Security Plan (PDSP) form.


30 March 2021

Incident Insights Panel


March 2021

PDSP Insights Forum


February 2020

VPDSF 2.0


November 2019

VPDSS 2.0 Key changes and next steps


February 2019

VPS briefing on reforms to the VPDSF Protective Marking scheme

  • Download a copy of the presentation slides; and
  • watch a recording of the event.

February 2018

VPDSF Assurance Model (Steps 3, 4, and 5 of the VPDSF 5 Step Action Plan)

  • Download a copy of the presentation slides; and
  • watch this presentation.

September 2017

Identifying your information assets (Information Asset Register – IAR) and determining their value (Business Impact Levels – BILs)

  • Download a copy of the presentation slides; and
  • watch a recording of the event.

March 2017

High level briefing on the VPDSF and introduction of the 5 Step Action Plan

  • Download a copy of the presentation slides.

December 2016

High level briefing on the VPDSF and introduction of the 5 Step Action Plan

  • Download a copy of this presentation; and
  • download a copy of the VPS VISN brochure.

December 2016

Private industry forum (attendees from private industry, research and educational bodies, local councils and funded agencies)

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