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Kilarney joins cyber protection panel

PERTH information security company Kilarney has been asked to join a national computer protection panel. Kilarney is one of two Western Australian companies appointed to the Federal Government’s Computer Network Vulnerability Assessment (CNVA) panel, which aims to assess network security and highlight potential risks. CNVA was created as a response to organisations’ increasing reliance on high-speed Internet computer connections, coupled with international security fears. It is part of the Government’s $50.2 million critical infrastructure protection initiative announced in last year’s federal budget. CNVA highlights the need for companies to protect the transmission and storage of digital information as a national priority. In its application for appointment to the CNVA panel Kilarney submitted an expression of interest outlining its expertise in information security, including organisational risk management, security policy development, monitoring and compliance, and security solutions. Kilarney chief executive Luke Forsyth said participation on the panel would expose the company to new opportunities. “Our contribution to the panel, based on our experience in all aspects of information security from development, audits, consulting and implementation to awareness campaign, we expect will be significant,” he said. Mr Forsyth said panel members could be accessed by private sector organisations for project work as part of CNVA. The panel will work with the owners and operators of critical infrastructure to identify major vulnerabilities, potential consequences of exploitation and to test its systems. Kilarney will hold a seminar on Wireless Security on April 8. Kilarney started in 1998 and became part of the PIVod Group in April 2004.

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