Essential information to help keep government websites secure
This section provides an overview of the essential privacy and protective security information for business owners, managers and administrators of New Zealand Government publicly-accessible websites and services.
- the security governance structures and roles that agencies must put in place in accordance with the NZ Protective Security Requirements (which incorporates the New Zealand Information Security Manual - NZISM),
- information classification guidelines relating to web content as specified in the New Zealand Government Security Classification System, and
- privacy and personal information, and the Information Privacy Principles underpinning the Privacy Act 1993.
This information describes the responsibilities of government agencies which are the foundation of an informed approach to security and privacy management online.
In accordance with the NZ Protective Security Requirements, agencies should have policies and procedures that ensure this foundation is established and maintained. Without it, system owners and managers cannot be confident that risks to their online sites and services can be properly managed.
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