President's Message Dear fellow Information Professionals, Our world is going through unprecedented changes. There are no manuals, standards, or playbooks to guide us through the present challenges and ambiguities. Your IIM is also going through a fundamental transformation that will change the ways we research, socialise, evangelise and lead information professionals through the new crusades that emerging technologies, novel approaches and changing circumstances are bringing upon us. In the coming months, we plan to engage with you, our members and affiliates and develop a map of business capabilities that an organisation need to have, in order to survive and prepare for new norms and normalities in a very different world. We hope that you will choose to join us on this uncertain, but exciting journey. Vladimir Videnovic National President
IIM Survey In a Covid-19 world, webinars and video-conferencing is rife. The Institute for Information Management (IIM) is looking to provide our members, and the wider information management community, with targeted information that is important to them in this time of uncertainty. Your response to the main survey question will provide an insight as to what is relevant to you and need to be addressed in our forthcoming webinars. Survey Link
2020 Cyber Security Strategy – Industry Advisory Panel Report 2020 Cyber Security Strategy – Industry Advisory Panel Report Sponsored by: Department of Home Affairs
After broad consultation and careful deliberation, the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy Industry Advisory Panel has developed a series of recommendations that the Australian Government believes strike the right balance between increasing our cyber defences, promoting the development of a digital economy and countering threats to our economy, safety, sovereignty and national security.
National Archives of Australia's Draft Exposure Document National Archives of Australia is pleased to advise the exposure draft of their new policy Building Trust in the Public Record: Managing Information and Data for Government and Community is now available for comment until 10th August 2020. They have also released a list of supporting advice that exists, or will be developed or updated, to support the policy. The new policy will take effect from 1 January 2021 and will follow their current Digital Continuity 2020 policy (DC2020) which concludes at the end of this year. The policy seeks to improve information management capability within the Australian Government to meet current and future needs for authentic and reliable information and data by government and community. The National Archives of Australia welcome feedback from IIM's community on the exposure draft and supporting products.