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OpSys on compliance clock – cso.com.au

An Adelaide security specialist anticipates its new, hosted instance of enterprise-grade security software will drive strong demand from small to medium enterprises (SMEs) struggling to pay the “insane” costs required to run such platforms and staff the security operations centre (SOC) to support them.

OpSys, which has already established itself as a cybersecurity consultancy with strong ties to the South Australia-based defence industry, this month launched a hosted instance of FireEye’s Helix security platform that it is now reselling to SMBs on a per-endpoint basis.

The firm has also established a SOC to support its customers and is looking for more security staff – it currently employs a pair of FireEye-certified engineers – to join a team that is available to co-ordinate incident responses for even small businesses.

“We’ve been able to deliver a top-end enterprise platform to the SME space,” managing director Matthew Fabri told CSO Australia. Those capabilities are normally elusive not only because of their high licensing costs but because strong market demand has driven up the cost of specialised security staff to support them.

“If you look at what a top-end security specialist costs these days, the types of people you’re going to get to your business are only going to be there for a short amount of time,” Fabri said, noting that combining the licensing costs of a high-end security platform and the salaries of skilled security specialists had pushed the “insane cost of running a proper, secure facility” well into the six figures per year – well out of the reach of most SMEs. “These small businesses don’t have the millions of dollars to inject into a cybersecurity posture.”

 

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Adelaide start-up takes FireEye’s Helix to small customers – arnnet.com.au

South Australian managed services start-up OpSys has set up a dedicated security operations centre in Adelaide after leveraging what it claims is the first local deployment of the FireEye Helix intelligence security platform.

The dedicated, air-gapped centre will enable future advanced investigations of threats and complement the existing capabilities of the Helix platform to detect and respond to threats. It is also in the process of building a dedicated data centre for the service.

 

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Press Release: South Australia Start-Up OpSys Levels Security Playing Field for SMBs with New Platform – prwire.com.au

Adelaide start-up OpSys has launched a first-of-its-kind managed security services business by leveraging the first local deployment of the FireEye Helix intelligence-led security platform. To enhance its coverage, the company has built a dedicated Security Operations Centre in Adelaide – which is now operational – ahead of its plans to expand nationally.

OpSys signed a deal with global intelligence-led security company FireEye to offer its Helix platform as-a-service. OpSys offers Helix “seats” or licences to customers according to their requirements and budgets. If a company has just 10 employees, for example, they can purchase 10 seats rather than having to pay for the full enterprise-grade solution.

As a result, the company can now offer the same security available to large enterprises at a cost point ideal for small-to medium-sized businesses. It is the first deployment of the FireEye Helix solution in this manner in Australia.

“The Helix platform offers the most complete combination of security capabilities that we believe is available in the market and enables us to offer enterprise-level security at SMB-level cost,” said OpSys founder Matthew Fabri.

“Security is everyone’s concern, regardless of how big an organisation is. It stands to reason that companies of all shapes and sizes have access to the same toolsets to defend themselves, and now they do.”

 

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SA stages mock cyber attack – ia.acs.org.au

The South Australian government has staged a mock cyber attack to test the readiness of local companies trying to bid for lucrative defence industry contracts.

The staged attack, as part of the cybersecurity industry forum in Adelaide, was carried out by Defence SA and Defence Teaming Centre, and aimed to demonstrate the threat that these forms of attack pose to national security, defence, financial and administrative systems.

The demonstrations included phishing emails, malware and computer scams allowing hackers to steal files, access information and completely take over entire systems, South Australia Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said.

 

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Hackers eye rural, regional businesses left vulnerable to attacks, experts warn – abc.net.au

While many people think companies bidding for massive defence projects or global corporations are targets of hackers, the truth is small businesses in regional and rural Australia are just as vulnerable.

Cybersecurity firm FireEye’s Tim Wellsmore said hackers were often out to show off their skills before they graduated to making it a career.

“This happens everyday, and across every state in Australia,” he said.

 

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South Australia aims to lead the nation in cyber resilience – premier.sa.gov.au

Defence sector firms and supply chain businesses must be cyber business ready, cyber capable and cyber prepared in order to win more defence sector work.

Ahead of this morning’s cyber security industry forum, Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said cybercrime is now the seventh biggest global economic threat and will cost Australia an estimated A$16 billion over the next decade and US$294 billion globally.

A mock cyber attack at this morning’s forum being held at UniSA’s City West Campus will demonstrate the real and present threat to national security, defence, financial and administrative systems.

Defence SA and Defence Teaming Centre will stage the mock attack as part of its industry forum aimed at improving the cyber resilience and capabilities of South Australian companies bidding for work in the lucrative defence industry.

The forum, the third in a series, will include practical demonstrations of cyber-attacks and threats, including phishing emails, malware and computer scams that allow hackers to steal files, access sensitive information and paralyse entire systems. It will also update industry on other new threats and protective cyber initiatives.

 

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OpSys Appoints New Systems Engineer

May 8, 2017, Adelaide, SA – Operational Systems (http://opsys.com.au/) announces that Mardi Reid has joined the company to help expand the brand’s ICT offering. Mardi is highly regarded in the industry with extensive experience in change management, client relationship management and has a proven track record of driving business strategies through ICT. Company Director Matthew Fabri says “Mardi’s experience and industry knowledge is already making a big impact; her experience will be invaluable as OpSys navigates into a period of rapid growth”

Mardi joins the OpSys team in the newly created role of Systems Engineer, with a strong focus on expanding OpSys’ ShoreTel offering. Company Director Neil Herron says, “Mardi’s appointment shows OpSys’ commitment to offering the best solutions to our clients. ShoreTel provide a feature rich, brilliantly simple solution with the lowest TCO in the market. Something most clients are looking for when they are in the market for a phone system”

About OpSys

OpSys is a multi-disciplined team built around the core aim to improve businesses. OpSys operates nationally creating an extended IT department for both large and small organisations. Offering the latest solutions in the areas of virtualization, mobilisation, security, cloud services and Wi-Fi. OpSys lets you do what you do best- run your business, OpSys will look after the IT stuff.

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