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Critical infrastructure resilience

Critical infrastructure provides services that are essential for everyday life such as energy, food, water, transport, communications, health and banking and finance.

A disruption to critical infrastructure could have a range of serious implications for business, governments and the community.

This department is the lead agency for critical infrastructure. We are responsible for managing the Trusted Information Sharing Network, an environment where business and government can share information on critical infrastructure vulnerabilities and techniques to assess and mitigate risk.

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Forum, 9-10 June 2016, Melbourne

The Attorney-General's Department is convening a Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) Forum on 9-10 June 2016, at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne.

With an overarching theme of Technology challenges and opportunities in CI resilience, the 2016 CIR Forum will explore how new technology is changing the way owners and operators of critical infrastructure (CI) do business, and how disruption—digital or otherwise—impacts on the resilience and operation of the nation's CI.

This event will be of interest to senior management in security and resilience roles within the transport, water, banking and finance, health, ICT, food and energy sectors.

To download the program and registration form, visit the Events page on the Trusted Information Sharing Network website. Registrations close on 1 June 2016.

For event enquiries, email cirevent@ag.gov.au or call 02 6141 2973.

Organisational resilience website

Organisational resilience is critical for business to be able to respond to short term shocks—such as natural disasters or significant changes in market dynamics—and take advantage of long term trends and challenges.

In particular, organisational resilience will help critical infrastructure organisations better manage unforeseen or unexpected risk and threats to the continuity of essential services.

This new website is an important source of information for Australian businesses and individuals, and features the Organisational Resilience HealthCheck—a free tool to help respondents identify their organisation's resilience potential.

Whatever position you hold in your organisation, the HealthCheck can assist you and your team develop a shared understanding of your organisation's progress towards resilience, and identify possible treatment actions.

For more information, visit the Organisational Resilience website.