Australian Government ISM 2018

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) within the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) produces the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM).

Purpose

The ISM helps organisations use their risk management framework to protect information and systems from cyber threats. The cyber security guidelines within the ISM are based on the experience of the ACSC and ASD.

Intended audience

These guidelines are intended for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), cyber security professionals and information technology managers. As such, these guidelines discuss both governance and technical concepts in order to support the protection of organisations’ information and systems.

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Guidelines for cyber security roles Download DOCX Download PDF
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Guidelines for cyber security incidents Download DOCX Download PDF
Guidelines for outsourcing Download DOCX Download PDF
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Guidelines for communications infrastructure Download DOCX Download PDF
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Guidelines for evaluated products Download DOCX Download PDF
Guidelines for ICT equipment management Download DOCX Download PDF
Guidelines for media management Download DOCX Download PDF
Guidelines for system hardening Download DOCX Download PDF
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Guidelines for database systems management Download DOCX Download PDF
Guidelines for email management Download DOCX Download PDF
Guidelines for network management Download DOCX Download PDF
Guidelines for using cryptography Download DOCX Download PDF
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