Dragos opens office and training centre in Melbourne


Dragos, Inc., is expanding its presence in Australia and New Zealand to offer access to its industrial cybersecurity technology and services.

“The convergence of an increasingly ICS-aware and capable threat landscape with the trend towards more network connectivity presents industrial organisations with a set of cybersecurity challenges that are truly global in nature,” said Robert M. Lee, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Dragos, Inc. “Our expansion into the Australia and New Zealand markets will enable us to not just better partner with companies in the region to ensure that they are successful in their industrial cybersecurity journey, but also to help foster the local ICS/OT cybersecurity practitioner community through ongoing education and engagement.”

The company will add employees and facilities through 2021 to augment the capabilities of its existing Australia-based team. In addition, Turnbull & Partners has made an investment in Dragos as part of its Series C round of funding, announced by the company on December 8, 2020. Dragos is using part of the proceeds from its Series C funding round to accelerate the next stage of the company’s worldwide operations in order to address the burgeoning market for industrial cybersecurity solutions.

Dragos has been working with Jemena – a leading Australian energy infrastructure company – since 2020 to ensure that its operations are defended from cyber threats. Jemena delivers electricity and gas to over 1.7 million customers across New South Wales and Victoria and owns and operates some of the country’s most significant gas pipeline infrastructure, including the Eastern Gas Pipeline – the main gas arterial on Australia’s east coast.

“Cyber-attacks pose an increasing risk to businesses like ours which are relied on to deliver energy to many homes and businesses across the country,” said Dave Worthington, Digital Security and Risk Manager for Jemena. “By partnering with Dragos we have access to a team that goes beyond what traditional information technology cybersecurity vendors can offer. This gives us and our customers peace of mind that we are well defended from cyber threats.”