Protecting Australia’s energy sector from cyber threats is of national importance. These protections maintain secure and reliable energy supplies thereby supporting our economic stability and national security.
The Australian Energy Sector Cyber Security Framework (AESCSF) program provides a tool for assessing cyber security maturity across Australia’s energy sector. In 2021, the program was extended to gas markets and non-Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) electricity grids and markets. In 2022, the AESCSF was extended to the liquid fuels sector, to enhance uplift and support consistency across the energy sector.
The department, in partnership with AEMO, delivered the 2022 program with the assessment period now closed.
The AESCSF assesses cyber security maturity and uplift capability, which strengthens the energy sector’s cyber resilience. The AESCSF was developed in 2018 by AEMO, industry and the Australian Government.