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Government strategy/plan

New Zealand's Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan

Issue date: 
Monday, 16 August 2021
Issue status: 
Version note: 

Version 5

The Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan (CSERP) sets the framework for the government’s response to a cyber security emergency to ensure that:

  • agencies and officials understand their roles and responsibilities in the event of a cyber security emergency;
  • the private sector understands the government’s approach;
  • the response is coordinated, appropriate and effective during a cyber security emergency; and
  • following a cyber security emergency, services and operations are restored swiftly and appropriate lessons are identified and acted upon.

This is an unclassified version of the Cyber Security Emergency Response Plan (CSERP). Two further annexes comprise the CSERP but have not been included in this release.

If requested under the Official Information Act 1982, Annexes C and D would be withheld under section 9(2)(g)(ii), and sections 6(a), 9(2)(f)(iv), and 9(2)(g)(i) of the OIA respectively.  

Last updated: 
Monday, 16 August 2021

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