Victoria seeking outsourced cyber response partners – Security


Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet is seeking two cyber incident response partners to strengthen the state’s cyber security.

According to the tender notice, the services Digital Victoria wants include on-site and remote staffed incident response services, threat intelligence, “deep and dark web scanning, analysis and reporting”, training and “facilitating and participating in response exercises cyber incidents”.

The contract is scheduled for the beginning of March 2023.

As contract negotiations cover the Victorian state election, which is due in November, the tender said the new government could decide not to proceed.

Cyber ​​incident management, the tender says, will be required from initial incident response to recovery, along with comprehensive forensic capabilities (including ensuring that forensic activities are conducted “in accordance with law enforcement evidence related to best practice”).

As befits a cyber security operation, the government says it expects “immediate support” on a 24x7x365 basis.

The tender is another step in the cyber security strategy announced last year.

The five-year strategy has three basic missions: safe and reliable provision of government services; a cyber safe place to work, live and learn; and a vibrant cyber economy.

The strategy is supported by $50.8 million announced in the government’s 2021 budget.

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