DMTC Partners With Indigenous Cyber Security Company

 In Defense, Cyber/ICT, Australia

DMTC has part­nered with Australian Indigenous-owned small busi­ness Willyama to under­take a com­pre­hen­sive cyber secu­ri­ty audit of sys­tems to be deployed through DMTC’s Industry Capability Development Program.

Willyama prides itself on con­duct­ing a broad range of secu­ri­ty and secu­ri­ty-adja­cent roles, includ­ing cyber audits and back­ground checks. While clients landed in recent years have includ­ed major multi­na­tion­als like DXC Technology, the part­ner­ship with DMTC builds on a more recent col­lab­o­ra­tion with Defence. 

Under the terms of the part­ner­ship, the com­pa­ny’s team of secu­ri­ty ana­lysts will review DMTC’s Smart Enough Factory solu­tion – which “seeks to realise ben­e­fits of Industry 4.0 adop­tion for Australian small busi­ness­es, and to equip those com­pa­nies to con­tribute to defence sector supply chains”. 

One key ele­ment of DMTC’s Smart Enough Factory is the pro­vi­sion of the “Factory in a Box’” toolk­it – a solu­tion that allows busi­ness owners to retro­fit and inte­grate low-cost sen­sors across both modern and legacy equip­ment. DMTC said that, ulti­mate­ly, this pro­vides a low-cost entry point for small busi­ness­es and a vital early step on the
dig­i­tal tran­si­tion jour­ney.

The news builds on increas­ing­ly ambi­tious steps taken by Willyama – which looks to become the “largest employ­er of Indigenous staff in the fed­er­al sector”. It also rep­re­sents the first mate­r­i­al move made on the back of a mem­o­ran­dum of under­stand­ing (MoU) signed between DMTC and the Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium (iDiC) in March.


“At our con­fer­ence, I made the point that col­lab­o­ra­tion isn’t just about sign­ing MoUs or keep­ing lists of organ­i­sa­tions you’ve spoken to,” DMTC chief exec­u­tive Mark Hodge said.

“It’s doing real work togeth­er with a shared pur­pose. That is true of DMTC’s col­lab­o­ra­tions with all our part­ners and it’s cer­tain­ly true of our involve­ment with iDiC, so much so that we put it on our­selves not to pub­li­cise the MoU until there was some­thing real to show for it.”

On its part, iDisaid that it remains hope­ful that this con­tract will prove the “first of many” to come about as a result of the MoU. 

“We have already had oppor­tu­ni­ties to engage with DMTC through our strate­gic part­ner BAE Systems Australia, and also with DMTC’s indus­tri­al and research part­ners,” iDiC CEO Adam Goodes said.

“This con­tract is great news for Willyama, but with the lead­er­ship and drive that Mark and the team at DMTC are show­ing, we are really con­fi­dent that it’s just the first of many for our part­ners.

“We are excit­ed about work­ing along­side DMTC to iden­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties to demon­strate the exper­tise and breadth of the Indigenous busi­ness sector in Australia.”



Source: Defence Industry News

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