What is protective security?
In the modern threat environment, it is essential that organisations implement systems to protect their people, information and assets from compromise or harm. Protective security comprises the policies, procedures and practices that seek to achieve this.
Protective security is designed to protect against a broad range of external and internal threats including compromise of information, unlawful access to premises, compromise of systems or employees and physical protection measures.
Protective security practices are commonly implemented across the four domains of governance, information, personnel, and physical security.
The South Australian Protective Security Framework (SAPSF) and the South Australian Cyber Security Framework (SACSF) have been adopted as the protective security policy requirements for the Government of South Australia effective 1 July 2020. The SAPSF consists of 13 policies across the four protective security domains.