CASE STUDY

Realignment of Security Policies Fortifies Server Networks & meets Government specifications

OVERVIEW

The Need:

Update server infrastructure security policies to align with government compliance standards.

The Solution:

Thorough inspection of Security Manuals and implementation of security policies.

The Benefit:

Security protection over existing and future servers that meets security standards.

SECURITY POLICY UPDATES

A government financial regulations industry that oversees banks, credit unions, insurances, friendly and building societies and most superannuation industries were faced with outdated server infrastructure security policies, putting them at risk of not meeting compliance standards and failing future audits. Starboard IT’s senior system engineers worked over a 6-month engagement to configure security policies, harden their IT infrastructure and align it with Australian government information security manual (ISM) controls.

Security work was not being given the prioritization it required, left partially incomplete and not tested. Starboard IT diligently identified relevant ISM controls and utilised industry leading security tools such as the Qualys vulnerability management appliance to deploy compliant security policies across APRA’s internal infrastructure. By working closely with the operations and applications team, security changes had minimal to no impact on daily work flow.

Security updates ensured that the network of over 600 servers had consistent security policies that adequately met compliance standards while also significantly reducing the number of vulnerabilities detected. This both protected existing servers as well as future server implementation.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

I have been a customer of Starboard IT Services for over 5 years. They are an extremely professional outfit and the services they have provided have matured our landscape and enabled a large number of business outcomes. Highly recommended, whether it is strategy, governance, execution, project mgmt, change mgmt and operations.

Ryder H.

The Starboard IT team provided excellent service and advice to Nutrimetics when I was working there about cloud and datacenter technology. The team are extremely knowledgeable and are always willing to the extra mile to help the client. I would recommend Starboard IT for any IT advice and service you may need.

Todd R.

Starboard IT provide certainty needed in a faced pace Financial Services environment through staff augmentation across project management services. They resourced key technology projects and help to deliver against tight deadlines. A great company to have in your
toolkit.

Gerard V.

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