Earlier today cybersecurity provider Nozomi Networks, Inc., announced a managed security service provider partnership with Australian cybersecurity specialist Cyber Partners. The new partnership will help industrial infrastructure operators access a trusted MSSP solution that offers advanced operational technology and Internet of Things visibility.
“Critical infrastructure and major industry are the lifeblood of the economy, and industrial control systems keep them running,” Tony Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Partners, said in a press release. “With so much uncertainty in the country right now, it’s vital to keep these societal pillars running and protecting against the cyber threats they face. The necessary rapid transition to remote work in recent weeks adds a new layer to these concerns and is something we’re seeing cyber criminals actively trying to exploit.”
Cyber Partners’ MSSP offering utilizes Nozomi Networks’ full suite of products and solutions, including its OT and IoT security and visibility product Guardian; security management system Central Management Console; and threat and asset intelligence services.
“We are pleased to team with Cyber Partners to strengthen our expansion across Australia, and potentially beyond,” Dung Hua, Channel Director APJ, Nozomi Networks, said in the release. “In most organisations, OT has not typically had the same level of attention or protection as the IT environment. But the threat level is the same, if not greater, particularly for critical infrastructure companies. Cyber Partners understands how these threats are constantly evolving and how our combined technology and expertise can assist.”
Cyber Partners is a full-service cyber risk management provider that serves mission critical customers such as energy and utility companies. They provide strategic advisory, CREST-accredited penetration testing, security operations, incident response and cyber training. The company’s partnership with Nozomi Networks will focus on driving customer acquisition in resources and mining, energy and transport, with the potential to expand the agreement into new verticals and markets, including New Zealand and the rest of Asia Pacific.
This new partnership is a continuation of the two companies’ previous work together, including the completion of two joint industrial controls system security projects for Australian seaport customers. As part of the project, Nozomi Networks and Cyber Partners provided full visibility, control and risk analysis over the customers’ entire network of assets, significantly improving their cyber security posture.