On 8 December 2014, Cabinet approved the Protective Security Requirements (PSR) and directed all public service departments, together with the New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Police, New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and Parliamentary Counsel Office to implement the PSR.
The PSR outlines the Government’s expectations for the governance and management of personnel, physical and information security. It is designed to help public service departments manage their business risks and assure continuity of service delivery by setting out what they must and should do to ensure that they are managing security risks effectively.
Undertaking a structured approach to the implementation of the PSR will help your agency mature its security governance, risk and assurance practices. Once implemented, your stakeholders will have confidence that you are:
- a trusted provider of public services;
- a professionally run organisation, controlled and well-managed;
- compliant with all applicable legal, regulatory and contractual requirements;
- proactively governing and managing the security of your business functions; and
- trusted to safeguard information ensuring its confidentiality, integrity and availability.
If you are a public service department, implementing the PSR will enable you to provide your stakeholders with assurance that you are appropriately and effectively managing security risks to the information you hold and the services you provide. To find out more about how we can help you implement the PSR in your agency click here.