PACIS 2021 Proceedings

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Governments undertake progressive steps to address increasing cyber security challenges by developing national and state level strategies. This study explores national and state level cyber security strategies in Australia and New Zealand and compares how they address cyber security governance. Six cyber security strategies are analyzed based on a set of established criteria used for the assessment of cyber security governance frameworks. The findings demonstrate gaps in core areas of cyber security governance. For cyber security practitioners, the study provides recommendations for comprehensive improvement of cyber security governance frameworks through broader consideration of social, cultural, political, and legal topics. For researchers in cyber security, the study provides directions for the theoretical framing of cyber security governance.



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