Australian ISM Guidelines

Controls Management, Data Privacy, Cyber Risk, Regulatory Compliance

Comply with Australian cybersecurity guidelines

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The Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) is a commonly adopted cybersecurity framework for organizations operating in Australia. The cybersecurity guidelines within the Australian ISM provide practical guidance on how organizations can protect their systems and information from cyberthreats. These cybersecurity guidelines cover governance, physical security, personnel security, and information and communications technology security matters. 

How It Works

The Australian ISM is often referenced with IRAP (Information Security Registered Assessors Program). IRAP endorses individuals from the private and public sectors to provide an independent assessment of a system’s security against the Australian ISM requirements. An IRAP assessment is the first stage in the accreditation process to determine suitability to process, store, or communicate government or sensitive information. Organizations can leverage the pre-defined Australian ISM guidelines in Risk Cloud to support the maturity evaluation of each guideline ahead of internal or external assessments.

Guidelines from the Australian ISM are often linked to SCF Standards and Regulations, Controls Management, Issues Management, Policy Management, and IT Security Risk to further strengthen your governance, risk, and compliance programs. The ISM guidelines can be mapped to other control frameworks via the Secure Controls Framework in Risk Cloud.

Why You Need It

  • Establish required controls to process, store, or communicate government or sensitive information in Australia, and protect it from cyberthreats
  • Demonstrate compliance with the Australian ISM
  • Start your journey towards the Australian Government security accreditation

Learn more about the Australian Information Security Manual

Publisher: LogicGate

Date Added: 06/11/2021

Type: Standards and Regulations

Version: September 2022


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