Optus has won a cyber security services and associated technology platforms contract to enable City of Sydney to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber security threats.

The services include a wide spectrum of cyber security including security operations and monitoring; threat analysis and intelligence; managed endpoint detection and response; cloud email and web content filtering services and vulnerability management.

The Optus Security Operations Centre is co-located in Australia with the Optus Networks Operations Centre (NOC). According to Optus, the SOC is dedicated to “defending our customers from the latest advanced threats using a combination of comprehensive threat intelligence, big data analytics and advanced security automation tools all backed up by our elite SpiderLabs team”.

“Trustwave SOCs differ from traditional security operations centers when it comes to delivering effective cyber security,” according to Optus. “In addition to security device monitoring and alerting, Trustwave SOCs have extended capabilities for advanced threat detection and real-time incident response, containment and remediation.

“Additionally, Trustwave covers the entire lifecycle of a security incident – from initial detection through returning a network back to steady state operation—all under one roof by a global team of security professionals solely dedicated to protecting businesses.”