Sysadmin-in-chief of Australia’s telecommunications industry, Attorney-General George Brandis, has released plans to anoint himself in a similar role in other critical infrastructure sectors, starting with an ownership register.
Australia’s government has announced a consultation into its Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill, with submissions open until November 10 2017.
Identifying who owns and who operates critical infrastructure is a big part of the proposed bill. The explanatory memorandum [PDF] notes that if the government doesn’t know who ultimately owns an infrastructure asset, it’s difficult to get information it believes it needs to protect the asset.
The bill would create a register of who owns, operates, or has access to an asset, something the memorandum said is often treated as commerical-in-confidence.
Source: The Register