Implications of the proposed Cyber Incident Review Board [2024]

Society expects more from cyber.

Matt O’Kane has an article in this month’s Journal of the NSW Bar Association about society’s increasing expectations for cyber professionals.

From the article: “There has been an increased demand among organisations for greater discipline … in the way they defend themselves against cyber security breaches. This is driven by two factors: first, recent high profile cyberattacks on trusted institutions creating an expectation that cyber security breaches be better prevented and managed, and second, proposed government initiatives, including a Cyber Incident Review Board (‘CIRB’) intended to review major breaches (or breach trends).”

You can read the full article at AustLII:

O’Kane, Matt — “Implications of the proposed Cyber Incident Review Board” [2024] NSWBarAssocNews 31; (2024 Autumn) Bar News: Journal of the NSW Bar Association 68 (

Important note on general advice

I am a cyber security specialist, but I may not be YOUR cyber security specialist. 

All cyber-security and digital forensics decisions require careful consideration of your own circumstances and risks. General information is not not tailored to your individual needs. You should seek the advice of a suitably qualified cyber-security or digital forensics specialist.