Downer developing critical infrastructure security program

Downer’s defence systems business has partnered with Red Piranha Australia’s first next generation firewall developer.

Together the businesses will develop an information security program to support Australia’s critical infrastructure.

The program will use Red Piranha’s Crystal Eye, unified threat management solution.

The partnership will bring together skills in cyber defence and security incident event management, as well as ongoing vulnerability management and incident response. This will enable customers to operate safely and securely while avoiding the need to manage and maintain discrete security products.

The two companies will design a ‘proof of concept’ to be deployed into a pilot program later in the year.

Downer Executive General Manager, Practice Capability Dan Murray said cyber security is a concern spanning all business sectors and companies recognise the importance of implementing sophisticated defence capabilities.

“As part of Downer’s delivery of services to the national security and critical infrastructure sectors, we are focused on improving the security posture of assets in what is an increasingly complex threat environment,” he said.

Downer is aiming to work with Red Piranha to develop a product that will offer a simple and integrated approach to delivering enhance levels of risk visibility and security assurance for industrial customers.

Red Piranha’s CEO Adam Bennett said he is excited for the company’s chance to deploy Crystal Eye with a major integrated services provider for critical infrastructure.

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