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RIOT Solutions wins Vulnerability Management-as-a-Service contract with QLD Government

21 October 2019
Published by Rob Merkwitza

, Managing Director

RIOT Solutions wins Vulnerability Management-as-a-Service contract with QLD Government

Brisbane, 21st October 2019 – RIOT Solutions, a specialist integrator of enterprise IT and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced the company has had a major win with a multi-million-dollar contract to provide managed security services to the Queensland Government, replacing the incumbent service first implemented for G20 in 2014.

Lead from the QGCIO Cyber Security Unit (CSU) within the Department of Public Works and Housing (DHPW), the contract provides a Vulnerability Management service over a 2 year minimum period that is available to all 26 departments and other Government agencies to support its key benefit objective; to develop an improved understanding of current exposures, inform mitigation activities and track progress relative to business risk objectives.

The service has been architected with Rapid7’s InsightVM technology and a managed SPLUNK SIEM which sits within RIOT Solution’s locally hosted cloud. SPLUNK provides a visibility platform to provide operator, agency, and whole-of-government dashboarding and reporting.  RIOT Solutions’ Brisbane based Operations Centre, will provide the centralised support for the managed service.

Other value-add services included network, security consulting and cyber security services.

This is a major achievement for RIOT Solutions since its establishment four years ago and helps cement their expansion activities in managed security services.  The company has grown to 35 employees, most of whom are highly qualified specialists in their fields, to bring a refreshing approach to organisations as they migrate to digital environments.

Rob Merkwitza, Managing Director and Founder, RIOT Solutions said: “This contract is validation of all the hard work the team has put into building our managed services portfolio.  We have been focussing on security visibility for both the IT and Critical Infrastructure environments over the past 2 years and pulling both the Rapid7 and Splunk technologies together has given us the flexibility to provide an easy to use yet high value service to what can be a complex area to manage for our customers.  Specifically, we have put a lot of effort into raising our profile as a SME within QLD Government and are appreciative of the opportunity to really show what local business can do for the Public Sector in such an important area such as Cyber Security.”


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About RIOT Solutions

As experts at Securely Connecting Everything™ and with our wealth of enterprise ICT and industrial knowledge, RIOT Solutions is in a unique position to understand the challenges and requirements of building world-class smart and connected networks. Our team of network and security architects and engineers have extensive experience in the IT industry with a focus on mapping business requirements to technical outcomes.  We hold a high level of expertise in enterprise, industrial network and IoT technologies, validated architectures and industry specific solutions.  RIOT Solutions is one of the few organisations in Australia that offers resources with ICS/SCADA security and industry specific training; certifications such as Certified SCADA Security Architect; as well as holding Advanced Specialised IoT certifications with many of our vendor partners. For more information, go to