Government

The frequency, scale, and complexity of hostile cyber activities are increasing, with cyber threats considered as a growing danger across Australian Government organisations.

Overview

Cyber Security in Government

Ransomware, business email compromise, phishing, and other security threats are ongoing, and the uncertainty produced by COVID-19 has been a substantial year for many forms of attacks against government.

The importance of cyber security in government cannot be overstated. Whether you work for a central department or a federal agency, or for a municipal department, council, or authority, you are in charge of vast amounts of sensitive data that might be a target for cyber-attacks.

It’s a daily challenge to provide important services to the public as well as operate systems and networks that are critical to national security resilience. These platforms support vital societal activities such as defence, immigration, taxes, health and social care, and municipal services. 

One of the most efficient ways to prevent hackers from gaining unauthorised access to confidential data is to search for security flaws before they do.

CHALLENGES

Do these challenges sound familiar?

Identifying and responding to security flaws and risks

Securing mission-critical intelligence from malicious actors

Defending against attacks aimed at disrupting public infrastructure and services

Integrating new technology with old systems

Achieving a balance between cyber security and system accessibility

Detecting and responding to ransomware

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KEY QUESTIONS

Key security questions for government

COMPLIANCE

Cyber security compliance in the government sector

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a global impact on the government sector, cybercriminals seek to exploit data and assets relating to vaccine development, treatments, research, and national responses to the COVID-19 outbreak, as this information is now more valuable and prioritised globally.

This abrupt transition has exposed the government industry, placing large risk on compliance as well as data and intellectual property security.

With years of experience collaborating with government organisations, our professionals have a greater understanding of the security and compliance concerns your organisation confronts and how to provide solutions to address them.

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BUILD YOUR DEFENCES

Gridware's Preventative Services

Penetration Testing

Rapidly and efficiently determine the extent to which your network and assets can defend against cyber threats by testing them against common exploits and vulnerabilities.

Network Security Penetration Testing

A form of ethical hacking that aims to validate or invalidate the efficiency of defensive network controls and determine what needs to be done to bolster them.

PCI DSS Penetration Test

Regular assessment of your organisation’s systems and processes is among the key controls mandated by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to protect cardholder data.

Cyber Awareness Training

Gridware conducts information security training and workshops at your business. We provide in-house training seminars for your staff to educate on phishing prevention, social engineering and best practice cyber procedures.

Cloud Security Audit

Gridware will support the improvement of your cloud network monitoring capabilities to the level needed to detect and respond to cyber threats that target cloud infrastructure, services, and applications.

Risk Audit

Our team of cyber security consultants will perform a cyber risk assessment that will identify gaps in your existing policies and procedures, and provide detailed observations and remediation plans to help achieve your most ideal state of security.

IN THE EVENT OF A BREACH

Gridware's Protective Services

Ransomware Data Recovery

In the event you are subject to ransomware, Gridware’s incident response consultants in can be logged in remotely within minutes to implement our proprietary incident response methodology.

Data Breach Investigation

Gridware will immediately assess the extent of the breach, the severity of the incident, the likely impact it will have on the business, and support your organisation through the remediation activities.

Read Gridware's Customer Success Stories

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

"Having worked with Gridware for a number of years, we trust them to advise us on our security posture. Their recommendations are critical to defending us against cyber attacks."
Mark Knowlton
CTO, Openwork
"Gridware has been instrumental in building our cybersecurity and ISO procedures. Their rapid response and proactive service is critical to Trendspek's cyber strategy."
Mitchell Deam
Director, Trendspek
"Gridware has been a valuable asset to our team, providing us with the insights we need to stay ahead of emerging threats."

James Murray
Managing Director, Nikon Australia

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