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Exabeam completes protected level IRAP assessment in Australia
Thu, 30th Nov 2023

Exabeam, a global leader in AI-driven security operations, announced it has successfully completed an Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment at the Protected level for its Security Operations Platform in Australia. This achievement asserts Exabeam's steadfast commitment to deliver sophisticated, AI-driven security operations solutions that unequivocally meet high-security standards, benefiting both government and commercial customers.

The stringent IRAP assessment has established a baseline evaluation of Exabeam's compliance with the Australian Government's Information Security Manual (ISM). The process is a pivotal measure in validating the calibre of Exabeam's cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) solutions against the Australian Government cybersecurity standard.

Exabeam's completion of the IRAP assessment aids in bolstering the resilience and security posture of Australia's critical infrastructure. The assessment, which aligns with the stringent standards set by the Australian Signals Directorate, plays a critical role in supporting infrastructure providers in meeting their obligations under the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018.

The Security Operations Platform developed by Exabeam underwent a meticulous independent assessment by an IRAP assessor demonstrating alignment with the Protected level of security requirements. The assessment emphasises Exabeam's dedication to keeping the highest security standards for Australian federal, state, and local governments, as well as private enterprises.

As an integral part of the IRAP assessment process, Exabeam stakeholders participated in a comprehensive training programme. The training encompassed learning the IRAP regulations and mastering the fundamentals of the Australian Cyber Security Centre's (ACSC) Information Security Manual.

Gareth Cox, Vice President for APJ at Exabeam, expressed his elation at this accomplishment: "We are thrilled to reinforce Exabeam's capabilities for organisations and government agencies in Australia. Completing the IRAP assessment underscores our ongoing commitment to delivering and maintaining AI-driven and cloud-native security operations solutions that adhere to the most rigorous security benchmarks.

Accredited IRAP assessors, who are ACSC-endorsed professionals with extensive experience and qualifications in ICT, security assessment, and risk management, provided guidance and evaluated Exabeam's capabilities across several domains such as ICT systems, cloud services, and gateways. This assistance facilitates Exabeam in effectively supporting Australian government agencies in the safeguarding of their critical data and infrastructure.