IP Australia (IPA) is an agency of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. It administers intellectual property rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks, registered designs and plant breeder’s rights in Australia. IP Australia delivers a world leading IP system. The agency is a digital office with innovation at the core of its services.
IPA was seeking to engage a provider with proven capability to assist in design and implementation of single sign-on, federated identity management, and web service security utilizing Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and on premise products. Being at the leading edge in several fields in ICT, IPA was looking for a provider that could continue to drive their innovation and help align other technology areas. Their partner had to be considered experts in their field.
Avec proposed to blend its IT project delivery expertise with its Cyber Security IAM specialist consultants to deliver expert assistance for:
Microsoft IAM design and implementation
- Active Directory
- Azure Active Directory
- Windows administration
- Azure service offerings
IAM integration with bespoke java apps
- Web Service Security – Oauth
AWS Access Management
- IAM policies
- AWS Service offerings
Avec’s engagement is continuing through a ‘phase one’ program of work through to 30 June 2020. Phase one is predominantly focussed on the review of the current state and the prioritisation of future state requirements including capability assessment and planning around organisational outcomes. High level architectural design is being developed and finalised prior to the commencement of phase two.
Phase two and any other future phases of work are being identified during phase one with an ongoing program of architectural, engineering and design work for a team of up to approximately four consultants slated to continue for at least a further 12 months in 2020-2021. The continued program of works to migrate existing workloads and enable integration into other systems could continue for up to two an additional years.