Protective Security Requirements – roles and responsibilities

The Protective Security Requirements (PSR) provides a policy framework that, when implemented, provides pathways for successfully protecting, people, information and assets.

Strengthening the security capability and culture of an agency will enable it to function effectively and better manage business risks. While certain responsibilities will fall to agency heads and security practitioners, protective security, as a whole, is everyone’s responsibility.

Agency heads and senior managers

Agency heads have overall responsibility for protective security within their agency.

Security practitioners

Security practitioners are responsible for implementing mandatory requirements and developing protective security policies and procedures to suit the needs of their agency.

Government employees

Government employees are responsible for familiarising themselves with the security policies and procedures of their agency.

Private service providers

Private service providers have to be familiar with the PSR to ensure their services reflect its requirements.