CSO Group win NSW Government Contract with Macquarie Government

Australian owned and operated CSO Group is proud to announce it has successfully secured a four-year $7 million deal with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

The deal includes a 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.

Platform by CSO Group and Macquarie Telecom Group

The platform uses a sovereign architecture via the ‘Protected Cloud’ and government certified environment 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 $16 million DCJ contract awarded to CSO Group in late 2020.

The signing of this latest deal has ignited a new and exciting partnership for CSO Group, with the globally recognised and Australian-owned Macquarie Telecom Group.

They offer a shared vision to help organisations demystify cyber security, provide critical detection and response capabilities, through an enterprise grade sovereign solution.

CSO’s Integrated Security Monitoring Service (ISMS) is accessible, customisable, flexible, scalable and has contextual use cases to deliver a purpose-built solution to their customers.

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.

Stakeholder commentary on the CSO designed platform

“Working with enterprise grade Australian cyber security companies that house the data in a protected Australian data centre is a highly valuable requirement.”

“Furthermore, the services offered enables 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,” said NSW DCJ CISO Matthew Fedele-Sirotich.

“We are very proud of the work that our team has been providing our customers in addition to the partnership and trust we have developed with the NSW DCJ,”

“As a Cyber Security System Integrator, delivering Integrated Security Outcomes to our customers is our primary goal, enhanced through orchestrating the right components of our partners to meet the contextual need,” says CSO Chief Executive Officer Michael Simkovic.

“The NSW Government is a leader in cyber security, driving a strategy that sets standards and regulatory requirements in the state, and demonstrates best practice in its cyber maturity.”

“The combination of CSO Group’s consultative-led model and Macquarie’s heritage and experience across all levels of government, (over 42% of Federal Government agencies) will help to realise this strategy while ensuring a sovereign data-secure environment.”

“We look forward to working with the Department of Communities and Justice and CSO Group,”  Macquarie Government Managing Director Aidan Tudehope said.