Laurencia Dimelow
[Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner: OVIC]
Laurencia Dimelow is an experienced Information Security Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry.

With over 10 years experience as both a practitioner, policy expert and regulator, supported by tertiary qualifications in multiple domains.

Laurencia is currently managing the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework ‘Insights and Innovation’ project, aiming at identifying attitudes and behaviours of personnel across the VPS. Outcomes of this project will help inform and influence cultural change programs across Victorian public sector agencies and bodies.

Laurencia is skilled in Information Security, Information Management, Personnel Security, Risk Management, Physical Security, Security Incidents and Protective Security.

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

Technical Level (3 being the highest score): 1

The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) is an independent regulator with combined oversight of information security, information access, and information privacy.

OVIC’s information security powers are underpinned by the Privacy and Data Protection Act (2014) – the first legislation of its kind within Australia. This legislation requires OVIC to develop contemporary information security standards for the Victorian Public Sector (VPS), as well was establishing a monitoring and assurance program designed to assess adherence to these standards.

OVIC’s goal is to embed a culture within the VPS that promotes fair public access to information, while ensuring its proper use and protection. By doing so, the VPS builds community trust in government’s handling of information.

Remaining mindful of this broader objective, the Information Security Unit within OVIC battles stakeholders' perceptions of who we really are… Are we friend or foe? Attend this session to hear directly from the team who are tasked with this challenge!

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