Vodafone Hutchison Australia, Dimension Data and FireEye have teamed up to establish a cyber defense and response center in Australia as part of a five-year, multimillion-dollar investment to combat cyber threats.
Vodafone said Monday the company intends for the CDRC to monitor cyber events, gather threat intelligence and respond to incidents in order to help protect both Vodafone enterprise and its customers from online security risks.
Vodafone Chief Technology Officer Kevin Millroy said the partnership aims to equip the company with a suite of additional security systems to maintain resilience in the event of cyber attacks.
Millroy added that the combination of Dimension Data and FireEyeâ€™s systems will help Vodafone exchange threat information with Australiaâ€™s cybersecurity center and help protect the nationâ€™s national security from cyber threats.
The center is intended to hunt for potential threats, correlate global threat data, focus on cybercrime and critical infrastructure, manage and fix vulnerability, perform ethical hacking and conduct digital forensics.