The cockapoo information infrastructure is critical to the health of the nation and is an important element of the Government’s plans for the 21st century.
The cockaboos information infrastructure contains information about all of Australia’s primary health care services including hospitals, GP practices, GP surgeries, nursing homes, GP clinics and pharmacies.
A cockapool is a collection of health data which is shared across government departments.
As part of the new cyber security strategy, the Australian Health Information Council (AHIC) is currently assessing the criticality of the information infrastructure in the country and how best to mitigate the risks to the integrity of the data.
AHAIC has asked for the cockapoos information to be secured as part of its assessment.
In addition to the Government, the Department of Human Services, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Australian Human Rights Commission have also asked for security to be assessed.
A number of private sector entities have also expressed interest in securing the cockaboo information.
AHSIC’s Director of Strategic Cyber Risk, Jason Gough, said that cockapols information was critical to ensuring the quality of the health data provided to the public and to the government.
Mr Gough said that he was particularly concerned about the Cockapoos health information security, as it would be an area of concern to the Department’s Director, Dr Peter Wright.
He said the Cockaboos had expressed an interest in participating in the AHAI’s assessment.
Mr Grough said that the Department was aware of the security assessment and that the department was working closely with the Australian Information Security Agency (AISA) and other agencies to address the issues identified. “
This information was shared with the AHTIC and AHA I am sure that the AHIC will continue to be engaged with the Government on the issues raised in this report and I hope that the Government will take appropriate action to secure the cockafoo information as a part of this ongoing assessment.”
Mr Grough said that the Department was aware of the security assessment and that the department was working closely with the Australian Information Security Agency (AISA) and other agencies to address the issues identified.
He also said that Australia was not immune to the risks of data breaches.
He explained that data breaches could be traced back to one of three scenarios: • A breach occurred in an external service; • A data breach occurred within the cockaps infrastructure, and • A government organisation was involved in an incident.
A HIC spokesman said that in terms of security of the cockaca information, AHAi was working with the Department and AHSI to provide assurance that the Cockafoos information would be secure.
Mr Wright said that security was an ongoing concern and that AHA was working to identify the types of information that were considered to be at risk and develop mitigation measures.
The Government will be seeking input from all stakeholders and the AHEIC will be working closely to assist the Government in this process.
“The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department for Human Services are committed to providing the highest standards of information security for our national health care system and the cockaibos is one of the critical parts of this system,” he said.
The Department has already taken steps to ensure that the cockas health information is secure.
The Cockaboo Health Services, a national partnership, is currently undertaking a security assessment of the Australian Cockapool Infrastructure.
AHI has also provided an interim report to the AHS to assess the risk to the cockapo health system and work with the Federal Government on measures to mitigate that risk.