No more filing cabinet fails? Govt dept hands responsibility for data security to Cirrus
A year after a government filing cabinet chock full of secret papers found its way to the ABC, parts of the Australian ruling body are moving online.
Cirrus Networks (ASX:CNW) has landed a $5m, three year contract with a “significant Federal government agency” to provide data storage-as-a-service.
“It is particularly pleasing to have demonstrated the benefits of our unique consumption based charging model,” said managing director Matt Sullivan.
The government was caught red faced in January 2018 when hundreds of top-secret and high classified documents ended up at the ABC after being left in an old filing cabinet in a second hand shop.
The documents included five years worth of Australian Federal Police files, revelations that then-immigration minister Scott Morrison asked ASIO to slow refugee visas, and secret NBN negotiations.
Stockhead is not suggesting Cirrus Networks’ latest contract and the filing cabinet breach are connected.
The storage-as-a-service business is working well for Cirrus.
As per the latest financial results, the September quarter report, they’re maintaining a run of positive cashflow and have a strong customer order book worth $19.3m.
Cirrus shares were up 6 per cent to 1.8c.