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Woodside buys into WA cyber security firm

March 18, 2019 / Rohan Pearce

security firm that specialises in protecting critical infrastructure. The resources company announced today that, subject to conditions precedent, it would buy into Sapien Cyber Ltd. Sapien describes itself as providing a security solution for security both IT and OT. Woodside said that Sapien “is a 100% Australian-owned technology platform that provides clients unprecedented network visibility, dynamic real-time monitoring and actionable intelligence to dramatically reduce the vulnerability of digital systems to cyber attack.” “Our unique approach offers unparalleled, real-time visibility to the client’s network, detecting operational technology cyber threats before they can wreak havoc,” said Sapien’s chairperson, John Poynton. The company grew out of research at Edith Cowan University and was founded in late 2016. It conducts R&D at ECU’s Security Research Institute, which houses the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CyberSec C...