Anthony Corso
[Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner: OVIC]
Anthony Corso is the Assistant Commissioner for Information Security within the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC).

OVIC administers the Privacy and Data Protection Act (2014) and the Freedom of Information Act (1982) regulating three main areas of activity:

• Protective data security
• Privacy
• Freedom of Information

Anthony has worked with OVIC and the former offices of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection and the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security (CLEDS) for the past 7 years, leading the delivery of the first information security regime for Victorian Government.

This regime is more commonly referred to as the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF), which sets out the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards, and supplementary security guidance material.

Anthony’s experience as the IT Security Advisor for Victoria Police, as well as a senior consultant with Oakton consulting and Technical Manager for TABCORP has informed the development of the framework and supporting material. The Information Security Unit is focused on delivering quality guidance to support the adoption of the Standards across Victorian Public Sector and help build security capability and maturity of applicable organisations.

Anthony is passionate about risk management and the application of this within agencies and bodies. Risk management empowers organisations to make informed decision and prioritise their security efforts. It provides organisations the autonomy to interpret their own business needs and articulate their risk tolerance within their own operating environment.

Sworn to protect a world that hates & fears them" - Australia's first Information Security Regulator

Technical Level (3 being the highest score): 1

The X-Men quote in context - "Sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them"

• Our role as a regulator - introducing Australia's first information security regulator

• Our product: The Victorian Protective Data Security Framework and Standards

• Lessons learned (potentially inset a clip from ABC episode of 'Utopia')

• Discuss the Psychology of InfoSec and the work we have done over the past 2 years in the OVIC's Insights and Innovation project - considering the Security Behaviours across the VPS

• Where to next...

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