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6clicks partners with Microsoft to bring greater security to Aus Government

By Catherine Knowles
Wed 21 Apr 2021
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Global governance, risk and compliance (GRC) company 6clicks has announced its latest offering 6clicks for Government.

The new offering is cloud-based software that automates risk and compliance management, factoring in relevant regulations and departmental policies, and using artificial intelligence to interpret those rules and drive compliance.

The architecture of 6clicks supports a deployment and usage model that aligns with the federated nature of government departments and agencies, as well as their suppliers to address full supply chain risk management activities, the company states.

6clicks for Government is designed to address the cyber security needs of the public sector, and also enable advisors and contractors who support the government sector to streamline their engagement and deliverables, and offer incredible value faster.

Initially, the new offering will support the information security needs of Australian government departments and agencies as they seek to improve their risk and compliance maturity.

In line with the information protection standards and requirements of the Australian Signals Directorate - Australia's national authority on all things cyber and information security - the 6clicks for Government platform has now been IRAP assessed against the Information Security Manual (ISM) at the protected level.

The new 6clicks instance runs on Microsoft's Azure Australia Central (Canberra) cloud infrastructure.

In partnership with Microsoft, 6clicks has finalised its implementation and assessments and is set to make the platform available to a select number of launch partners, including CyberCX, Pure Security, Sayers and various accounting firms, for resale and implementation.

Following the deployment in Australia, 6clicks plan to make the government offering available internationally, also using Microsoft Azure as the cloud foundation, and with the next deployment in the United States against FedRAMP requirements.

The Australian Government's efforts to strengthen its departments and agencies, and external suppliers, reflect the Department of Home Affairs Cyber Security Strategy 2020.

This strategy focuses on protecting citizens, businesses and critical infrastructure from emerging sophisticated threats and known cyber vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Australia’s managing director Steven Worrall says, “6clicks has developed its platform to help governments address the issues associated with risk and compliance.

"This new offering running on Microsoft's Protected-level Azure cloud environment provides an important and timely solution for the Australian market.”

6clicks CEO Anthony Stevens, says “There is huge demand for a platform like 6clicks for Government to help streamline risk and compliance requirements related to health, aged care, defence, transport, education and local government.”

6clicks offers a complete Risk and Compliance Operating System with cyber security, data privacy, risk management and compliance capabilities.

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