Wipro brings cyber capabilities under one roof: Wipro Shelde

15 August 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Global IT services company Wipro has launched Wipro Shelde, a new Australian cybersecurity division for the government and critical infrastructure industries.

The new division builds on the acquisition of Melbourne-based Ampion in 2021, which itself was formed by the merger of security specialist Shelde and quality assurance services specialist Revolution IT the year previous.

Speaking of the launch, Anis Chenchah, a board member at Wipro, said, “With the Ampion integration now complete, we are pleased to launch Wipro Shelde, our sovereign cybersecurity offering to help Australian clients build and strengthen their cyber resilience.”

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Wipro Shelde will provide clients access to the company’s end-to-end cybersecurity services, from cyber strategy through to technology transformation and managed services (delivered by Wipro’s Melbourne Cyber Defence Centre). Wipro Shelde’s team members are experienced with the PGPA Act, Privacy Act, Protective Security Policy Framework, Essential 8, The Information Security Manual and Commonwealth Risk Management Policy.

The launch comes at a time of booming demand for cybersecurity consultancy and technology services, in the wake of a continued rise in online risk and threats.

Australia’s government meanwhile recently announced a breathtaking $9.9 billion investment in cybersecurity over ten years in its 2022 federal budget. Bundled under the acronym REDSPICE (which stands for resilience, effects, defence, space, intelligence, cyber and enablers), the investment is expected to help build Australia’s intelligence and defensive (and offensive) capabilities.

Seeking to capitalise on the growing business opportunity, Wipro Shelde has opened up numerous positions across senior ranks, and doubled the number of graduate positions being hired in the cyber space.

Globally, Wipro has over 250,000 employees across 60+ countries. The technology consulting group has been active in Australia for over two decades.

Earlier this year, Wipro bolstered its SAP practice through the acquisition of US-headquartered Rizing, which has 15+ international locations worldwide, including in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.