icare boosts its cybersecurity with new tie-up

icare boosts its cybersecurity with new tie-up | Insurance Business Australia

icare boosts its cybersecurity with new tie-up

NSW insurer and care provide icare has signed a contract with BT to deploy the cybersecurity company’s cloud-based Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) service.

BT’s CloudSIEM solution combines an Amazon Web Services-based enterprise SIEM platform with integrated threat-monitoring, investigation, response, and intelligence services to protect icare’s customer data and enable secure business operations.

BT will deliver a 24x7 managed service and work collaboratively with icare to effectively complement its internal cyber security operations team. The service will be primarily delivered from BT’s Australian Security Operation Centre (SOC), which expanded in 2017 and forms part of BT’s global network of 15 SOCs.

“The cybersecurity services BT is providing will help support the strategic transformation of our security infrastructure,” said Frances Bouzo, chief information security officer at icare. “The increased visibility, responsiveness, and alignment with our internal security operations team provided by BT will enable us to proactively detect and counter security threats, and ultimately protect the critical data that our customers entrust us with. We’re delighted to be working with a company that provides all the benefits of a global presence across the security ecosystem, coupled with strong links and investments into the New South Wales region.”