Australia launches critical infrastructure security reforms

www.theregister.co.uk | 11/10/2017 | Staff
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Sysadmin-in-chief of Australia's telecommunications industry, Attorney-General George Brandis, has released plans to anoint himself in a similar role in other critical infrastructure sectors, starting with an ownership register.

Australia's government has announced a consultation into its Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill, with submissions open until November 10 2017.

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The proposed legislation, here, would initially cover the electricity, water, ports, and telecommunications sector (the latter also covered by reforms brought to parliament in July).

Identifying who owns and who operates critical infrastructure is a big part of the proposed bill. The explanatory memorandum [PDF] notes that if the government...
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