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Telstra bolsters government end-to-end security capabilities

To deliver end-to-end security services for federal, state and local government customers, Telstra has enhanced its specialist Security Operations Centres.

user icon Nastasha Tupas
Tue, 25 Oct 2022
Telstra bolsters government end-to-end security capabilities
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Telstra operates a network of Security Operations Centres across Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne that have now been updated to allow operation at the ISM Protected level, a key requirement for many federal, state and local government agencies.

The 24/7 ISM Protected security capability is delivered by Telstra’s team of Australian government security cleared cyber experts.

Telstra’s Cyber Detection and Response solution is designed to integrate with government systems, endpoints and cloud services to help monitor the vast landscape of cyber threats using big data analytics. It has recently been enhanced with new threat detection capabilities that leverage advanced machine learning to improve real time detection, which helps alert government agencies to suspicious activity.

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Sovereign SecureEdge is an advanced secure gateway capability, helping to protect users and applications against malware, ransomware and zero-day threats. An evolution of Telstra’s proven and longstanding gateway service which has been used to help protect major federal government agencies for over a decade. Sovereign SecureEdge incorporates Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technologies, which offer greater choice and flexibility in protecting federal, state and local government customers.

Telstra has an important role to play in helping to keep Australia safe, according to John Ieraci, Telstra Enterprise group owner of defence and public sector, in safeguarding government data from cyber threats in today’s digital era.

“We know that public services face a complex cyber security landscape, alongside an elevated duty of care and responsibility for compliance.

“By helping safeguard users and applications, along with 24/7 cyber monitoring and response by our specialist security team, we’re helping government organisations to digitise and deliver critical, secure citizen services,” Ieraci said.

The enhancements are designed to help deliver Telstra’s sovereign security capabilities for Australian federal, state and local government customers. These new security solutions will also be offered to Australian critical infrastructure organisations requiring higher levels of on premise and cloud infrastructure, data and application security.

“In addition to these new solutions designed with government in mind, Telstra continues to strengthen security in the network. With our visibility of threats across one of the largest and most complex networks in Australia, we are uniquely positioned to help act on and mitigate cyber risks in real time,” Ieraci concluded.

[Related: Australia “behind the eight ball”, Cyber Security Minister Clare O’Neil says]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

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