RIoT Solutions wins multimillion-dollar contract from QLD Govt

RIoT Solutions wins multimillion-dollar contract from QLD Govt

The win sees the IoT integrator replacing services implemented for the G20 in 2014

Rob Merkwtiza (RIoT Solutions)

Rob Merkwtiza (RIoT Solutions)

Credit: RIoT Solutions

Brisbane IoT integrator RIoT Solutions has won a multimillion-dollar contract to provide managed services to the Queensland Government.

The vulnerability management-as-a-service contract will be led from the Queensland Government Chief Information Office’s Cyber Security Unit within the Department of Public Works and Housing.

According to RIoT Solutions, the contract will see the integrator replacing an incumbent service which was first implemented in 2014 for the G20 Brisbane summit.

Under the contract, RIoT Solutions will provide a vulnerability management service over a two year minimum period for 26 departments and other government agencies with the key objective being “to develop an improved understanding of current exposures, inform mitigation activities and track progress relative to business risk objectives,” according to a statement.

Technology involved with the contract includes Rapid7’s InsightVM vulnerability scanner and a security information and event management (SIEM) platform from Splunk, which sits on a locally hosted RIoT Solutions cloud.

The Splunk platform will provide operator, agency and whole-of-government dashboard and report functionality, while RIoT Solutions’ Brisbane operation centre will provide centralised support.

Rob Merkwitza, managing director and founder of RIoT Solutions said this contract is the validation of all the effort the IoT integrator into its reputation as a managed services provider.

“We have been focusing on security visibility for both the IT and critical infrastructure environments over the past two years and pulling both the Rapid7 and Splunk technologies together has given us the flexibility to provide an easy to use yet high value service to what can be a complex area to manage for our customers,” Merkwitza said.

“Specifically, we have put a lot of effort into raising our profile as a SME within Queensland Government and are appreciative of the opportunity to really show what local business can do for the public sector in such an important area such as cyber security.”

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