The Government of Papua New Guinea recognises the importance of cybersecurity and its role in ensuring safe and secure cyber environment, particularly the uptake of digital services that is fast increasing in various sectors of the economy. The Government recognises that a National Cybersecurity Policy must capture Government’s objectives on cybersecurity and chart a direction to take in addressing the challenges in cybersecurity and ensuring safe and secure cyber environment.
The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), as the Government’s lead agency on Policy matters relating to ICT presents a draft of the Policy and invites public and private organisations, individuals and stakeholders, to peruse and provide feedback on key policy elements that are proposed in the draft document.
The Draft Policy is currently made available for first round of consultations and feedback/comments should be submit no later than Friday, 1st October 2021.
Stakeholders are invited to assess the proposed goals and principles and comment whether or not the stated goals and principles responds to the current trends, practices and situations in PNG and globally. In addition, Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the following policy questions:
- How best can we coordinate cybersecurity in PNG?
- What role can key stakeholder agencies of Government play?
- What must be done to protect our Critical National Infrastructure and what are our Critical National Infrastructure?
- What can be done to protect the Government Cloud Platform?
- What best practices can PNG adopt and or what best practices are relevant to PNG’s situation?
- What are key areas of collaboration?
- Who should PNG forge partnership with on matters of cybersecurity?
All comments and queries are to be written in electronic format and sent to email@example.com with the email subject titled as ‘Feedback to National Cyber Security Policy Draft 1’
Further refinements will be done to fine tune the Policy and the final draft will be presented at a National ICT Summit & Expo to be held on the first week of October 2021 in Port Moresby.
The Policy and Emerging Technologies Wing currently maintains oversight on all Policy formulation, and monitoring and evaluation for Papua New Guinea’s ICT Sector.
Mr Flierl Shongol, Deputy Secretary is the focal point for the development of the National Cyber Security Policy and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.