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Woodside invests in Western Australian cyber security solution

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Woodside has invested in Sapien Cyber Ltd., a Western Australian company specialising in the protection and security of critical infrastructure.

Sapien Cyber was launched by the world-leading cyber security research team at Edith Cowan University, commercialised in partnership with Jindalee Partners, and refined in collaboration with Woodside.

It 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.

Woodside, the pioneer of Australia’s LNG industry, will take a 10% shareholding in Sapien Cyber - subject to satisfaction of conditions precedent.

Woodside Chief Technology Officer Shaun Gregory will join the Sapien Advisory Board as an observer, noting the Sapien Cyber relationship effectively demonstrates Woodside’s collaborative approach to innovation and technology.

“Woodside is proud to be supporting another Western Australian technology company. The sophistication of Sapien Cyber’s technology platform has the potential to deliver a comprehensive and multi-dimensional cyber security solution to protect Woodside’s operating assets,” he said.

Sapien Cyber Chairman John Poynton said criminals, activists and state agents are continually refining the potency of their cyber weapons.

“Solutions need to evolve faster than the threats. Our unique approach offers unparalleled, real-time visibility to the client’s network, detecting operational technology cyber threats before they can wreak havoc,” he said.

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