Data Security Resources

The following protective data security resources are available for download.

Start Here if you are new to information security or the VPDSF


Data Protection and You Video: By way of introduction to our office, and in particular to Part Four of the Privacy and Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2014, we have created a video to assist the VPS in understanding their protective data security obligations within Victorian Government.

20171218 Overview of the VPDSF and 5 Step Action Plan v1.0 Overview of the VPDSF and the Five Step Action Plan

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VPDSF 5 Step Action Plan

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VPDSF Applicability Visual


VPDSF Glossary: Glossary of Terms used in the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework 

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Embedding security into your organisation



Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF)

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Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF)



Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (VPDSS)

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Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (Text version)

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VPDSS Posters: Visual representation of the standards

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VPDSS Posters: Visual representation of the standards – How to Read

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VPDSS Control Reference Links

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Rosetta Stone – Core and Supplementary (V2.0)

A mapping of the VPDSS against existing security standards adopted by Victorian public sector organisations
smf   VPDSF Security Management Framework (SMF) template (xlsx) 




Victorian Information Security Management Collection


VPDSF Information Security Management Collection

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Sample Information Asset Register (IAR) Template



VPDSF Assurance Collection

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VPDSF Assurance Collection

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VPDSS Self Assessment Template


VPDSF Protective Data Security Plan (PDSP) Template

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VPDSS Elements

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VPDSF Assurance Model: Visual representation of the assurance model



CPDP Examples

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CPDP internal Security Management Framework (public version)

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CPDP internal Information Security Policy (public version)




Status of WoVG documentation published by Enterprise Solutions Branch post release of the VPDSS: A list of documentation related to information security, information management and identity and access management published by Enterprise Solutions Branch and their status post the release of the VPDSS for in scope agencies information.