The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Dawesville and answered today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan:
Mr Zak Kirkup to the Minister for Emergency Services:
Have any departments, agencies, government trading enterprises or boards within the Minister’s portfolio responsibilities made any attempt to become a partner of the Australian Government’s Joint Cyber Security Centre:
(a) If yes, on what date did the partnership become operational; and
(b) If not, noting the significant benefits of doing so, why not?
Mr Fran Logan replied:
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) advises:
DFES has not yet entered into a partnership with the Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC). As of July 2018, DFES has joined the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s (DPC) Cyber Security Working Group and, through this forum, have made enquiries about partnering with the JCSC to supplement internal cyber-security resources.
Though the partnership with JCSC is not yet operational, DFES acknowledges the benefits in working with other
Government agencies through the DPC Cyber Security Working Group and the JCSC, and looks forward to further
collaboration in future.