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Business Impact Level App

Disclaimer: The Commonwealth Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) has recently issued a policy update recognising OFFICIAL: Sensitive as a security classification. As OVIC aligns with the protective marking scheme of the PSPF, OVIC will be updating its guidance material and associated resources (BIL app, etc.) in due course to reflect these changes.

The change does not:

Business Impact Levels (BIL) are used to determine the security value of public sector information. BILs describe the potential harm or damage to government operations, organisations or individuals if there were a compromise to the confidentiality, integrity or availability of public sector information.

OVIC has launched a BIL mobile app that will help users conduct an information security value assessment process under the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF).

What does the BIL app do?

  • Presents the VPDSF BIL table in a digital, sequenced format;
  • Helps users conduct an information security value assessment; and
  • Allows users to send themselves a copy of the assessment results.

How does it work?

The app helps users conduct an information security value assessment process by stepping through each of the impact categories presented in the BIL table. Under each impact category users need to consider the potential impact across five severity levels, if the –

  • Confidentiality (C);
  • Integrity (I); or
  • Availability (A) of public sector information were compromised.

The outcome of this assessment determines:

  • if the information requires a protective marking and what that marking is; and
  • whether any additional security measures are required to further protect the information, beyond those established by the protective marking.

Users who conduct an information security value assessment using the app, will also be presented with an option to email themselves a copy of the assessment results.

Where can I download the BIL app?

The BIL app is now available for Apple device users to download from the app store and for Android users to download from the Google play store.

Screen shot showing BIL app icon, an green install button and several screenshots from the app that show different stages in the BIL app assessment process.  

Who do I contact if I need help with the app?

Contact OVIC’s Information Security Unit at


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