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BG&E chooses Secureworks as first line of cyber defence
Thu, 12th Oct 2023

BG&E has selected Secureworks, Taegis ManagedXDR to be its first line of cyber defence. Headquartered in Sydney, the international engineering company has deployed Managed Detection and Response (MDR) from Secureworks, a provider of cybersecurity, to augment its in-house cybersecurity resources and benefit from superior detection and unmatched response as it elevates its cybersecurity posture.

BG&E employs more than 850 people in 15 offices across 6 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.

The company designs and delivers engineering solutions for clients in the property, transport, ports and marine, water, defence, renewables and resources sectors.

As cyber attacks proliferate and become more nuanced, BG&E recognised the need to proactively monitor its environment 24/7, 365 days a year.

Daniel McGarry, Head of ICT, BG&E, says, "Trust is at the centre of everything we do. As a global company working across multiple sectors, including critical infrastructure, its imperative that we prioritise protecting and defending our clients, partners and employees data and IP."

McGarry continues, "Like a lot of companies, it simply wasnt feasible for us to build our own Security Operations Centre (SOC). We needed to partner with a company that could understand our cyber risk and provide a solution to lower that risk, whilst also optimising our security and IT investments, working alongside our in-house team."

"Secureworks Taegis ManagedXDR has enabled us to scale and mature our cybersecurity operations in a way that previously we wouldnt have thought possible."

As organisations battle to prevent, detect and respond to a cyber attack, they are also contending with a lack of visibility across IT assets, overwhelming alert volumes and an ongoing worldwide skills crisis, Secureworks states.

Combined, these facts significantly increase cyber risk. Taegis ManagedXDR is a fully managed cybersecurity solution that empowers organisations to overcome these challenges by combining a SaaS-based open XDR platform with access to extensive expertise 24/7 to bolster their cybersecurity posture.

McGarry concludes, "We were able to get the Secureworks solution up and running in under two weeks. It is now fully integrated into the BG&E incident response process, with our second line of defence utilising our own internal resources. The Taegis ManagedXDR dashboard gives us the capability we need in terms of telemetry and understanding exactly what is going on in our own environment."

Allan Peters, Chief Revenue Officer, Secureworks, says, "BG&E is pioneering the future. To achieve that ambition, their company is collaborating and exchanging information with organisations across multiple sectors."

"Ensuring that their cyber defences protect not only them, but the wider ecosystem, speaks to BG&Es desire to innovate and make a broader impact. We are proud to contribute to that inspiring mission."

Secureworks Taegis, a SaaS-based, open XDR platform built on 20+ years of real-world threat intelligence and research, is focused on improving customers ability to detect advanced threats, streamline and collaborate on investigations, and automate the right actions.