Telstra aims up at government cybers with new specialist arm

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Telstra is going after the government’s cyber dollars with the launch of specialist compliance, detection and response capabilities, along with a team aimed specifically at the sector.

One of the reasons the telco is for moving in this direction is the recent federal government announcement that all services would be digital by 2025.

“As we recover from the pandemic, reliance on digital services will remain critical, so it’s important that we secure and protect our digital environment, as disruptions due to cyber attacks could significantly impact the economy and its’ recovery,” Telstra Enterprise group owner for government Nicole McMahon said.

“Telstra’s capability to protect, detect and respond to cyber threats, coupled with the unparalleled visibility of threats we have from operating the largest and most complex network in Australia, uniquely positions us to be able to act on cyber issues in real time.”

The telco is offering detection and response out of its current security operations centres, which it said integrates with government systems to monitor threats with the help of analytics from its managed security service platform.

Under compliance, which Telstra is dubbing Sovereign SecureEdge, it is using a cloud-based solution to “reduce latency and

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