Cyber threat actors regularly target governments in order to access official ICT systems and data holdings.

In addition to cyber-attacks, ICT systems failures can significantly disrupt services heavily dependent on data-related infrastructure and communications such as the emergency services' ability to respond to an emergency.

Examples of significant events include the extreme threat posed by the BlueKeep remote desktop protocol vulnerability to Microsoft systems across government and an attack on ICT systems of hospitals and health services in Gippsland and south-west Victoria, both in 2019.

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Publish year Assurance activity Summary Organisation
2014 Emergency Response ICT Systems (External link) An audit to assess how ICT systems and processes are used to deliver an emergency service response in Victoria. The audit found what worked well and what areas could improve about ESTA, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and CFA ICT systems and capacities. Victorian Auditor-General's Office