Optus acquires cybersecurity company

Optus Cyber Security will acquire Hivint Strategic to boost the Trustwave security services across Optus Business, parent company Singtel has announced, including across technical, risk, governance, and compliance solutions.

“This acquisition will strengthen Optus Business’ cybersecurity capabilities as Trustwave, the global cybersecurity arm of Singtel and Optus, integrates Hivint’s advisory services into Trustwave’s security offerings across Australia and the Asia Pacific,” Singtel said.

Hivint’s software-as-a-service platform Security Colony provides access to information security management systems, policies, standards, and templates for subscribers, according to the Singaporean carrier.

Optus Business MD John Paitaridis said the acquisition adds to the telco’s position as “one of Australia’s leading cybersecurity service providers” for both enterprise and government.

“Protecting businesses from data breaches, disruption of operations, and loss of IP and economic assets has become a key objective for C-suite and board-level executives,” Trustwave CEO and Singtel Global Cyber Security CEO Arthur Wong said.


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