Gynaecological cancers account for about 10% of cancers in women and 9% of cancer deaths. In other words, 90% don’t make it!
At the same time, many researchers are forced to direct their careers to other cancers, such as breast or prostate, because historically much more charity money is available for research in these areas. Consequently, the survival rates for many other forms of cancer is higher than that of Gynaecological cancer patients.
So, it is no wonder that we felt so compelled to partner with the AGCF, and contribute towards the foundation’s efforts by delivering technology support and advice. We are incredibly proud to be supporting such a worthy cause, and as the letter below says, they are very happy to be working with us too!
About AGCF: The Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation is the only Australian foundation focused purely on funding laboratory research into all gynaecological cancers. By providing research grants to Australia’s best and brightest minds, they aim to find new ways to screen, treat and conquer gynae cancers. All profits from fundraising initiatives and all monies raised from donations go towards the AGCF research grant, funding brilliant minds focused on conquering gynae cancers.
At the beginning of 2019, we created our I.T Strategic Plan that helped us to develop a vision for the ways in which technology could support the team to deliver better care by improving communication and increasing the mobility of our workforce. We also identified a number of high priority I.T infrastructure issues relating to security, business continuity/disaster recovery, and monitoring and support. We contracted Majestic Computer Technology to assist us with implementing our plan through the provision of I.T strategic advice and specialist technical support.
With Majestic’s assistance, we have:
Moved our essential systems to the Cloud, including implementation of collaboration tool Microsoft Office 365, as well as document management and sites using SharePoint.
Equipped the team with secure, remotely monitored laptop computers
Replaced aging network infrastructure and increased our network capacity
Implemented a number of security measures against cyber intrusion
Fortunately, the bulk of this work was well in train when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, enabling us to leverage our new technology to work seamlessly from home and on the road and communicate with our clients and each other through video conferencing as needed. Majestic’s I.T Helpdesk support has kept us working regardless of our location and helped the team to cope with the many changes the pandemic has brought.
Peninsula Home Hospice (PHH) was born from a recognised community need and established by a group of volunteers eager to ensure those wanting to stay in their own home as they faced terminal illness were able to do so. Since then the service has grown into a Specialist Community Palliative Care Service provided through a DHHS service agreement and community support. PHH works collaboratively with Specialist Palliative Care consultancy team and the Palliative Care Unit (run by Peninsula Health) as well as General Practitioners and Medical Specialists, Community Nursing, Acute Hospitals (both public and private), Residential Aged Care Facilities, local councils and other community services to optimise end of life care for all.
PHH partnered with Majestic Computer Technology in July 2019 for managed IT services and put in place a high-level digital strategy for the coming five years that included a roadmap around IT Security maturity improvement.
Health Care providers have consistently been one of the top three contributors of privacy complaints to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) over the last three years, a further indication of the vulnerability prevalent within the industry.
They have also been the leading source of notifiable data breaches since mandatory notification began in February 2018.
While often perceived as a ‘technical’ matter, Cybersecurity is much broader and encompasses both the technological and human aspects of an organisation.
The executive team at PHH were concerned about recent information security incidents that specifically targeted the health sector in Australia and tasked Majestic with a review of their current cybersecurity maturity, their compliance to the DHHS’s information security directives, ACSC’s Essential 8 and other various health and patient data related regulations in Australia like HIPAA, NATA.
PHH’s three-year support and maintenance contract with their existing network firewall provider was coming up for renewal in October 2019. Also, an upgrade to their internet service bandwidth aimed to cater for a growing number of users, meant the current firewall solution was no longer suitable.
Following this, Majestic then sought to find PHH the best solution to meet their current needs, with the ability to scale as the organisation continues to grow.
Majestic went to tender on PHH’s behalf to find a suitable security partner. From a long list of security vendors, Majestic shortlisted and presented three options to PHH, with Red Piranha’s Crystal Eye as their preferred solution.
The organisation selected Crystal Eye over other alternatives due to its ability to implement multiple layers of defence that created greater visibility and security awareness across the entire organisation.
Crystal Eye offered comprehensive reporting and features as part of the built-in GRC controls that meant PHH and the board could;
Quickly understand their organisation’s security maturity
Establish which areas demand improvement
Keep their business-critical documents and information safe with Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Restrict the use of unapproved applications on corporate networks with Application Whitelisting (AWL), one of the Governments ‘Essential 8’ mitigation strategies
Being an Australian vendor with the ability to manage and support the deployment from their local Security Operations Centre (SOC), was also a critical factor in PHH’s decision.
Majestic’s team worked closely with Red Piranha throughout the implementation process to ensure the transition was smooth with minimal disruption to PHH. One month following deployment, Majestic held a post-implementation tuning session to ensure that the Unified Threat Management (UTM) is correctly tuned to provide an optimum level of security.
For PHH, it was also encouraging that Red Piranha’s managed security (SIEM) is a standard inclusion with the licence subscription, that provided proactive monitoring and response with from their highly advanced global threat intelligence coupled with human expertise from their Australian based 24/7 SOC teams.
This process reassured PHH that Crystal Eye well and truly exceeded the tender criteria and that they were advised and provided with the right solution to support their security infrastructure for the coming three years and no doubt, beyond.
Red Piranha’s Crystal Eye provided a higher level of visibility and reassurance.
PHH is now using built-in features and technologies like Application Whitelisting and Vulnerability Assessments not previously available, providing additional layers of protection and assurance.
Our team in conjunction with Red Piranha, continuously deliver expertise and knowledge to further improve the security posture for PHH.
Majestic was appointed to implement an Enterprise Content Management System to automate the workflows in Dryen’s projects.
Dryen Australia Pty Ltd was founded more than 39 years ago with a desire to specialise in the design, development and supply of textile products. Their experienced team has specialist knowledge of the textile industry with an emphasis on correct market positioning, unique product ranges, creativity and quality of manufacture at every stage of the process. They consistently demonstrate their expertise by creating the best in commercially successful design and product development and offer their customer a true one stop design and product house.
Dryen Australia Pty Ltd needed an Enterprise Content Management Solution for their organisation to store project related documents and build an automated workflow around these documents.
Majestic Computer Technology performed business analysis and documented their business processes. Following thorough examination of the process, we implemented the Enterprise Document Management System along with the documented work flows.
Majestic was appointed to plan and migrate Eurofins|mgt server infrastructure from Head Office to the Datacenter.
Eurofins|mgt has emerged from the Eurofins Scientific acquisition of mgt LabMark Environmental Pty Ltd. Eurofins |mgt has 200 staff and a network of National NATA Accredited Environmental Laboratories located in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne that are supported by a National distribution and service network with offices located in Adelaide, Perth, Darwin & Newcastle. Eurofins also operates an Environmental Laboratory in Wellington along with Food and Agroscience Laboratories in Auckland, Hamilton & Christchurch.
Datacentre migration was required to provide access to the Eurofins global services across the network, provide high availability and improve backup and disaster recovery approaches.
Implementing a transitory domain controller and critical business application at the Head Office during the phase of relocation
Designing a layout for the servers and the devices at the Datacentre
Collaborate with Eurofins global IT in designing and implementing the network infrastructure at datacentre according to the Eurofins global guidelines
Implementing multiple VLANs for VMware Infrastructure and production servers in accordance to their operations
Relocating the VM Infrastructure and Servers from the Head Office to Colocation Datacentre
Restoring all the servers and services with minimum downtime
Majestic was appointed to redesign the network layout of Allstaff Airconditioning (Vic) Pty Ltd.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Allstaff Airconditioning has been a market leader in air conditioning and mechanical services for over 35 years. Since inception in May 1975, Allstaff has grown to a team of over 300 staff operating now in Victoria, New South Wales, Albury-Wodonga and the Australian Capital Territory.
Majestic evaluated, planned and implemented the successful network redesign by:-
Network size – 150 users
Redesign of the network layout
Replacing the network cabling and ensuring provision for future VoIP implementation
Relocating the server room
Upgrading the server hardware (Dell based server, switches etc)
Migrating the network from Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003 environment to Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2007 64 bit environment
Upgrading the Unix based IIS Application Server
Migrating network applications and data to new servers
Configuring internet connections and remote access
Configuring VPN access to enterprise network application from other offices (Sydney, Albury- Wodonga and the ACT)
Majestic was appointed to plan and deploy mgtLabmark’s LIMS Application at Enterprise Level
Eurofins|mgt has emerged from the Eurofins Scientific acquisition of mgtLabMark Environmental Pty Ltd. Eurofins|mgt has 200 staff and a network of National NATA Accredited Environmental Laboratories located in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne that are supported by a National distribution and service network with offices located in Adelaide, Perth, Darwin & Newcastle. Eurofins also operates an Environmental Laboratory in Wellington along with Food and Agroscience Laboratories in Auckland, Hamilton & Christchurch.
Majestic evaluated, planned and deployed the LIMS Application at Enterprise Level by:-
Deploying Application Server based on Windows Server 2008 & IIS7
Deploying Database Server based on Windows Server 2008 & MSSQL 2008
Configuring remote access to LIMS application from mgtLabmark network
Configuring WAN connections and secure remote access
Configuring secure access to LIMS application from mgtLabark website for local/remote users and company clients
Configuring integration with email system and other network applications
Majestic was appointed to plan and upgrade Hudson Baker’s network as well as implement MYOB network applications on the server.
Hudson Baker Pty Ltd, an accounting firm based in the Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham, specialises in helping successful small-medium business owners and successful professionals. They specialise in providing individual tax returns in addition to business taxation to relating to sole traders, partnerships, companies and trusts.
Majestic evaluated, planned and implemented the successful network upgrade and the MYOB network applications by:-
Migrating from Windows Server 2003 environment to Windows Server 2012 environment
Reconfiguring existing printers, switches and routers
Migrating workstations from Windows XP to Windows 7
Implementation of Antivirus program providing the first line of defence by actively filtering malicious attachments, virus and malware threats
Installing and upgrading MYOB applications on the new server
Moving MYOB data from workstations to a single location on the server
Implementing full backup and imaging solution for disaster recovery
Majestic was appointed to plan and configure cloud based email security for BDD Engineering.
BDD Engineering is a general engineering consultancy practice which has been in operation for over 25 years, specialising in structural and civil works design and documentation for building structures, industrial, commercial and residential developments and plant and production projects.
A cloud based email security was required to stop spam, malware, spear-phishing, and advanced targeted attacks before they reach the network.
Majestic planned and implemented the successful migration by:-
Configuring hosted email security for incoming and outgoing emails
Migrating email configuration with no downtime
Reconfiguring Microsoft Exchange environment for the new infrastructure