EY acquires SecureWorx to provide Protected Secure Operations Centre (SOC) Powered by Microsoft Technologies


Ernst & Young has completed its acquisition of SecureWorx to now offer sovereign cyber capabilities with an accredited Secure Operations Centre (SOC).

The EY Protected SOC further extends the firm’s alliance with Microsoft to offer EY clients and Microsoft customers the ability to leverage their existing Microsoft licenses to get Protected SOC services and security-checked personnel.

The EY Protected SOC has been independently assessed and accredited by the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP).

Richard Bergman, EY Oceania Cybersecurity Lead Partner said:

“We are really excited to welcome the team from SecureWorx to EY. The combination of Microsoft, EY and SecureWorx will make for a compelling proposition that will help protect the future of critical infrastructure. The EY Protected SOC is a unique way for businesses to increase protection of customer data and save money with automated processes at a time where organisations are looking for accredited onshore cyber capabilities. Large enterprises that are already Microsoft customers can now simplify and rationalise their cyber spend to get significant uplift in capability,” said Mr Bergman.

Phil Barlow, Director Partner Technology, Microsoft Australia said: “EY are leaders in delivering cyber capability. Security concerns are paramount for organisations in all sectors, and the establishment of an EY Protected SOC in Australia will be welcomed by existing Microsoft customers. We are collaborating with EY on their Protected SOC “Powered by Microsoft” offering, which will extend the value for Microsoft clients via an Azure protected technology stack on critical infrastructure in an accredited end-to-end cyber security solution,” said Mr Barlow.

SecureWorx ex-CEO Philip Mulley said: “I’m excited to formally start at EY Australia as Sovereign Cybersecurity Leader, helping to transform our 24/7 security operations managed services capability. We’re looking forward to adding a new dimension of service to clients by leveraging the global resources of EY,” said Mr Mulley.

The EY Protected SOC provides multi-cloud services, managed security operations and security advisory services, designed to cater to the needs of customers with sensitive information.

This includes 24/7 security operations managed services onshore in Australia with government cleared personnel and certified facilities.


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