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RE: Security Policy & Staff Responsibilities
Monday, 30 May 2016 11:42:00 AM
T&C & Protective Security Requirements.pdf
 just following up from our recommendation and give you a update on PSR which
is the Government standard run by the intelligence service - I have attached a high-level overview on why, how and
what it is and that we can help take you through the process to obtain this standard.
From our review and looking at the Governments thinking and what we are doing for other
clients this seems to be the standard that public and private organisations are going towards. We
currently have several clients going through the process with a strong uptake by private sector. It
includes the new HSE laws as it was designed at the same time as the legislation was being done
and really focuses on Governance down.
What we have been doing is working with the PSR team, who can help out CRI’s in the first
instance by holding a Security Capability Maturity Model (CMM) workshop facilitated by one of
the Governments PSR engagement managers.
The CMM workshop is a foundation event, and essentially provides the direction for all of the
security effort (in providing the assurance reporting on PSR) that will be undertaken by the
collaboration of executive responsibilities in the future.
The ideal representation for the workshop is:
Security leading (Thompson & Clark)
Risk and Assurance
Having these members at the workshop together will provide a clear picture of reality of the
security vectors for the whole of the organisation.
 could you let me know if Plant & Food are keen to hold such a workshop in the first instance
and I can arrange for one of the Engagement Managers to facilitate?

Sent: Tuesday, 10 May 2016 10:04 AM
Subject: RE: Security Policy & Staff Responsibilities
 just seeing if you have had the opportunity to get progress the signing off of the
security policy and if you would like me to submit a proposal around how we can help implement
some of the key recommendations.
Would you like to meet up and discuss this before any proposal is submitted or for me to flick
you a proposal?
Kind Regards
Sent: Monday, 18 April 2016 11:57 AM
Subject: RE: Security Policy & Staff Responsibilities
see attached the draft security policy and suggested security behaviours for Plant &
As discussed this would be the first step to get signed off. I’ll provide a proposal shortly which
will outline how we can support you with the implementation of some of the key
recommendations in the report.
Also this the website for the Governments Protective Security Requirements, any support we will
provide would be in line with this
Speak soon
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Sent: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 1:34 PM
Subject: Security Policy & Staff Responsibilities
It was good to meet with you this morning. Please find my contact details below.
When you get a moment I’d be grateful if you could send through the draft policy document and
the staff responsibilities list that you showed us.
Kind regards
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F: +64 9 925 7001
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