About the PSR

An overview of the Protective Security Requirements


Directive on the Security of Government Business

In a diverse and complex threat landscape, it is important that government departments have systems in place to reduce their vulnerabilities. Threats may include violence against staff, criminal damage against departmental property, significant fraud, theft of information and cyber security issues.

Overview of the Protective Security Requirements

The overview of Protective Security Requirements (the PSR) outlines the government’s expectations for security governance and for personnel, information, and physical security.

What you need to know

Protective security is the responsibility of all people and services working for the organisation, including employees, contractors, and temporary staff. While certain responsibilities will fall to agency heads and security practitioners, strengthening the overall security capability and culture of an agency will enable it to function effectively and better manage business risks.