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Data # 3 launched Project Fortify, a security initiative for the Australian WA government sector.
The Fortify project was kicked off at an online event, where Data # 3 showcased how the initiative will play a central role in accelerating the cybersecurity posture within the WA government sector.
He explained how Data # 3 will help deploy security services in key areas including security operations, Essential 8 compliance, risk assessment of legacy systems, and more.
Supported by the Office of Digital Government and the Ministry of Finance, security outcomes will be achieved by leveraging a digital innovation fund – an initiative created by Data # 3 under the Microsoft licensing agreement of the WA government.
The fund was created to help maximize the value of Microsoft technologies to drive digital transformation in the Washington state government sector.
Combining the experience of a dedicated strategic consulting team, as well as cybersecurity specialists, Data # 3 currently has a mature and highly accredited security team.
As Microsoft’s largest Australian partner and Microsoft Gold Security partner, the Data # 3 team is recognized as a leader in securing environments with the Microsoft Security portfolio.
Laurence Baynham, CEO and Managing Director of Data # 3, says: “We have a long history of working with the Australian public sector to deliver real business value.
“Security is a business imperative and we continue to invest significantly in our security practices and dedicated security solutions. Cyber security has been the number one priority for our customers for the past four years, and we will continue to adapt to rapidly changing security requirements. “
Peter Bouhlas, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Digital Government WA, says: “This is a great opportunity for agencies with limited resources to accelerate their cybersecurity maturity and improve public sector resilience to cyber threats. “
Data # 3 Managing Director for Western Australia Kingsley McGarrigle also commented on the initiative.
He says, “We are proud to support the WA government as it accelerates its cybersecurity posture. Together with the Office of Digital Government and the Ministry of Finance, we aim to protect the integrity of government systems and increase cybersecurity maturity across the industry.
“The Digital Innovation Fund will allow the government of WA to access our local experts. I look forward to seeing the Data # 3 team leverage their vast skills to help the government of WA meet their security goals by maximizing their investment in Microsoft technology.
Overall, the Australian IT services and solutions provider strives to help clients solve complex business problems using innovative technology solutions.
Data # 3 offers an integrated suite of solutions covering the cloud, modern workplace, security, data and analytics, and connectivity. These technology solutions are delivered by combining the services of Data # 3 in consulting, procurement, project services, resources and managed services.
Based in Brisbane, it has facilities at 12 locations in Australia and Fiji.