About the PSR
An overview of the Protective Security Requirements
In a diverse and complex threat landscape, it is important that government departments have systems in place to reduce their vulnerabilities. Threats may include violence against staff, criminal damage against departmental property, significant fraud, theft of information and cyber security issues.
The 20 mandatory requirements that mandated government agencies must follow and other organisations should consider as best practice.
The overview of Protective Security Requirements (the PSR) outlines the government’s expectations for security governance and for personnel, information, and physical security.
Protective security is the responsibility of all people and services working for the organisation, including employees, contractors, and temporary staff. While certain responsibilities will fall to agency heads and security practitioners, strengthening the overall security capability and culture of an agency will enable it to function effectively and better manage business risks.