Protecting the Australian energy sector against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats is a matter of national importance - not only to ensure the integrity and reliability of electricity supply via the grid, but also for economic stability and national security purposes.
To address this challenge and in response to the Finkel Review recommendation 2.10, AEMO in conjunction with industry and government partners has developed a tailored cybersecurity framework for the Australian energy sector – the Australian Energy Sector Cyber Security Framework (AESCSF).
This new framework provides a foundation on which the sector can be consistently assessed and will provide the insight required to uplift the maturity of its cyber security capabilities, and ultimately strengthen its cyber resilience.
The new framework was used to undertake assessments of cyber security maturity across the energy sector, the results of which have been consolidated into the inaugural 2018 report to the Energy Security Board (ESB).
For further information on the Australian Energy Sector Cyber Security Framework (AESCSF), please contact the Project Team: