Protective security encompasses the processes and procedures that protect your agency’s information, people and assets from compromise or harm.

Protective security in South Australia is governed by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC030.

Department of the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC030 (PDF, 406.1 KB)

PC030 is currently under review to reflect recent changes to both Commonwealth and other South Australian security policies.

The South Australian Protective Security Framework (SAPSF) is scheduled for completion in March 2020, and will commence on 1 July 2020. It will incorporate relevant South Australian security policies, including the new South Australian Cyber Security Framework (SACSF), as well as provide tailored guidance and other resources for all South Australian public sector agencies.

The SAPSF will replace the existing protective security arrangements for South Australia as outlined under Department of the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC030.

In line with changes to information security policy, including classifications and protective markings, undertaken by the Commonwealth Government in October 2018, the information security policies of the SAPSF were approved to commence on 1 December 2019, in advance of the remaining policies.

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