NSW DCJ signs A$7M cybersecurity deal

Conduct in-depth threat hunts to continuously validate the secure nature of the environment.

The NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) has signed deal to tightly integrated solution delivering a fully managed Security Monitoring Service, (Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)) that offers real-time visibility, intelligence and remediation.

The A$7 million, four-year deal with Australian company CSO Group, delivered through a sovereign architecture via Macquarie Government’s Protected Cloud and Government-certified environment

Significantly, the platform is delivered through a strategically sovereign architecture via the ‘Protected Cloud’ and Government certified environment powered by Macquarie Government, a division of Macquarie Telecom Group.

This SOC and SIEM contract is part of the Department’s Cyber Refresh Program and in addition to the A$16 million DCJ contract awarded to CSO Group in late 2020.

Taking the SOC-as-a-Service and SIEM-as-a-Service from Macquarie Government and wrapping their own Managed Cyber Assurance Service (M-CAS) delivers a seamless architecture providing advanced insights and increased security resilience and protection.

Leveraging strategic partnerships with CrowdStrike and FireEye’s Mandiant to provide leading intelligence and incident response only further enhances the holistic outcomes of the service, said NSW DCJ CISO Matthew Fedele-Sirotich.

“Working with enterprise grade Australian cyber security companies that house the data in a protected Australian data centre is a highly valuable requirement,” he said. “Furthermore, the services offered enable our internal teams to conduct the in-depth threat hunts to continuously validate the secure nature of our environment.

All the while knowing our service partner is acting as our overwatch, ensuring we identify and respond to malicious behaviours and events.”




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