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The Western Australian Government has selected technology services company Data#3 to support a new initiative aiming to enhance the security posture of the state’s public sector.

Project Fortify will see Data#3 assist the government in deploying security services across key domains including security operations, Essential 8 compliance, legacy systems risk assessment and other areas.

The project will be funded by the Digital Innovation Fund, an initiative created by Data#3 through the WA Government Microsoft Licensing Agreement.

This fund was established to assist with maximising the value of Microsoft technologies to help drive digital transformation in the state’s public sector. The fund will allow the state government to access Data#3’s local experts during the tenure of the project, according to the company’s GM for Western Australia, Kingsley McGarrigle.

“We’re proud to support the WA Government as they accelerate their cybersecurity posture. Together with the Office of Digital Government and the Department of Finance, we aim to protect the integrity of government systems and to grow cybersecurity maturity across the sector,” McGarrigle said.

“I look forward to seeing the team at Data#3 leveraging their extensive skills to assist the WA Government in achieving their security objectives through maximising their Microsoft technology investment.”

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