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We believe cyber security is a nationwide responsibility. We provide leading industry expertise to secure all levels of government from evolving cyber threats 

Now, more than ever, Australian government agencies require a dynamic and proactive approach to cyber security 

Cyber attacks on government bodies are growing more prevalent and sophisticated. Cybercriminals continuously hone their skills, endeavouring to steal and exploit information, and cause increased risk to our privacy, safety, economy and potentially our national security  

Both public and private sector organisations are at risk of being compromised by a host of malicious cyber actors. We work with local, state and federal government agencies and departments to secure information and critical process. Our goal as a trusted cyber security partner is to enhance cyber resilience through strategic defence and protect Australian society and critical assets from advanced threats.


Top threats to government bodies 

Below are some of the most concerning cyber threats to government:

Advanced Persistent Threats

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) require continuous, sophisticated hacking techniques. These attacks are designed be clandestine and typically go undetected for extended periods of time. They are performed by state-sponsored cyber-actors who seek to cause major disruption to high value targets such as government agencies.


Ransomware (like other malware variants) is a growing concern across all industries. This can be owed to the marked increase in its global popularity and the severity of these attacks. Ransomware encrypts files and makes devices inoperative. It can cripple operations for weeks and have devastating effects on government agencies and local councils.


This is the leading source of malicious attacks across industries, with credential compromise as the ultimate goal. Government employees and administrative staff working in departments such as finance and human resources are often the victim of targeted phishing attacks. If a cyber criminal gets ahold of their credentials, it could mean total compromise.

The Content Security approach 

At Content Security, we understand the unique challenges local, state and federal government agencies face in today’s threat landscape. We also understand the critical, collaborative role we must play in helping governments strengthen their protections – ultimately securing Australians, our businesses and our critical infrastructure from crippling security incidents 

Our team of security specialists has a wealth of industry expertise, with over 20 years of experience in information security and involvement with all levels of government. We are the leading security advisory firm to a variety of government departments, securing the integrity, confidentiality and availability of their vital services. We are committed to providing our government clients with the local Australian skills and resources needed to secure the nation from the council level up. 

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What we do 

Some of the services we provide include:

Identity and Access Management

The average person regularly uses passwords to 27 systems. Within an organisation, they also change roles multiple times while abandoning applications they no longer need. Sometimes they leave and there may be some accounts not disabled. Before long, an organisation has lost visibility of the access they are granting, and the ‘principle of least privilege’ is a distant dream

Penetration Testing

Ethical hacking is our passion. During penetration tests our experts simulate real attacks on your environment to disclose hidden weaknesses that real attackers seek to exploit. We then provide a prioritised and actionable report with recommendations for improvement. This is a vital part of staying on top of evolving threat and we also offer more in-depth red teaming services.

Gap Analysis

During a gap analysis, we conduct a review of the organisation’s processes, policies and technology. From this review we are able to gauge the performance of these controls and work towards maximising their potential. We work closely with your management team to identify and establish the business context and requirements of your information security strategy.

Vulnerability Management

New system and application vulnerabilities emerge daily, and this makes it hard to keep on top of threat. We offer vulnerability management as a fully managed, periodic service because we understand that organisations, particularly government departments and agencies, require continuous monitoring and high-level security solutions.

Information Security Management System

We assist government clients in implementing proper controls and information security management systems (ISMS) to securely handle data and gain - as well as maintain - ISO 27001 compliance. We assist in meeting privacy obligations and align compliance goals with the organisation’s broader business objectives.

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We understand the unique data protection concerns that government bodies face and therefore assist in aligning your security approach with personalised business and industry objectives. By implementing scaled security controls and strategy, we can help you comply with data protection regulations and keep your information and people safe.

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Ready to start? Let’s talk today about your cyber security needs

If you need support aligning your security strategy, protecting your digital assets or managing your defenses, Content Security can help. Schedule a time with one of our Directors today.