Deloitte boosts security practice with Qubit Consulting staff

22 staff to join cyber risk services practice

Staff from Oracle security firm, Qubit Consulting, will join Deloitte’s cyber risk services practice on 1 October this year to boost the firm’s identify access management capability.

Deloitte managing partner risk advisory Harvey Christophers said that Qubit’s team of 22 staff will brings its identity access management practice up to 60 staff.

This national strength, which adds to Deloitte’s 600-strong identity and access management [IAM] practitioners globally, means we are leaders when it comes to helping our clients drive safe and secure digital transformation both in Australia and globally,” he said.

Deloitte cyber risk services leader Tommy Viljoen said that government and intelligence agencies rely on sharing confidential data across their large mobile workforces and with other partners and providers.

“This means it becomes critical that only the right people have access to the necessary information,” he said.

He added that the firm will be able to offer clients Oracle IAM skills and systems.

“It also completes the service offering we currently provide with the 40-strong Oracle enterprise resource planning [ERP] Dataweave team that joined us back in June,” he said.

Qubit partners Andrew Hayes and John Jones said their team has worked with Deloitte on projects for many years.

Jones said that it is “very excited” about the rapid growth in demand for quality identity and access management.

“IAM is the fulcrum of the digital revolution and increasingly a core part of any organisation’s digital transformation.”

Hayes added that this is "an exciting step" for Qubit as Deloitte's resources and global network will enable it expand the number of clients it can help, both in Australia and offshore.

“It is vital to ensure that as organisations transform their digital networks that the right people have access to the right things at the right time, in a way that is efficient, while creating the best experience for both users and the business,” said Hayes.

In February, Deloitte set up an online cyber intelligence centre in Australia to help its clients respond to data breaches and other cyber security issues.

Read more: Your face is part of Australia's 'national security weapon': should you be concerned?

The centre links up with the firm’s other centres in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and the United States to share information about the latest cyber threats and provide 24/7 support

Deloitte staff in the company's offices around Australia including Sydney and Melbourne will help clients monitor and watch out for pre-emptive cyber security threats.

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