Secure file Sharing and Collaboration for the Australian Defence Industry

Defense suppliers looking to do business the Australian Department of Defence must demonstrate compliance with DISP, PSPF, ISM and other information security controls. Kojensi provides a cost-effective, out of the box solution to meet these requirements.

Use Case:

Trusted Information Sharing between Australian Defence and the global Defence Supply Chain

Defence need to protect national interests. However, with multiple supply chain partners in different locations, sensitive and classified information is increasingly at risk of a breach. Defence Industry organisations, in particular Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), often find it difficult to meet the strict security and compliance required of them by Defence. With limited resources they struggle to find ways to keep information safe, while meeting deadlines. Worse, if they can’t demonstrate compliance they won’t be able to compete for Defence business.

Kojensi is an Australian Government Accredited PROTECTED SaaS or on-premises platform that enables small and large Defence Industry companies, Defence, Government and other partners to securely share and collaborate on classified information, all within a secure, controlled information environment.

 

Kojensi allows the Australian Defence Industry to:

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Instantly establish secure workspaces to collaborate across organisations, while ensuring only cleared users see sensitive information

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Control access and sharing with granular, zero trust ABAC policies including security classification, country and organisational releasability.

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Work with multiple people outside of the organisation, all with different compliance requirements

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Assists with meeting Australian Defence requirements such as ISM, DISP and PSPF, as well as US requirements (ITAR, CMMC, NIST).

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Securely share files with different export controls internally, with partners and with Defence – all within a single repository that enforces appropriate information barriers.

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Collaborate real-time on the same document, without having to send multiple versions through email

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Share large files easily and quickly, in a highly secure environment

Challenge

If you are working with Australian Defence you may need to be Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) accredited. If the project deals with any of the elements below then it is compulsory to be enrolled in the DISP program and meet accreditation requirements:

  • Work on classified information or assets.
  • Store or transport weapons or explosive ordinance.
  • Provide security services for Defence bases and facilities;
    and/or
  • If there is a Defence business requirement for DISP membership in the contract.

However, the level of compartmentalised access and sharing controls required by DISP for the management of sensitive/classified information can be costly and difficult to achieve.

Solution

Governance is critical to DISP accreditation, however, enforcing these guidelines is another matter. Kojensi provides a turnkey solution with a government accredited PROTECTED information sharing cloud service and is also available on-premises. Built into the core of Kojensi is a policy engine that applies your information security and governance requirements to all users of and files stored within Kojensi. Enforcing compliance and transparency in this way assists with reporting elements required for DISP.

With Kojensi SaaS Defence Industry organisations consume the platform as they need, without the substantial costs of implementing new on premise secured ICT infrastructure. Within minutes, users can set up a shared workspace and invite internal and external partners in to share and collaborate on the information required to carry out projects, knowing that users will only have access to information they are authorised to.

Securely share and co-author sensitive files between Defence and Industry

Information stays within a secure government-accredited PROTECTED cloud service. Users can edit the files directly within each workspace to ensure the security, integrity and availability of the content. Users can upload multiple files at once or large files, and notify relevant parties that the information is now ready and available to access.

Empower users to share classified information simply and easily

Kojensi enables information owners to set and enforce strict control over information access and sharing, using Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC). Access is only granted once a user meets the requirements to release a file to them based on based on key attributes including a user’s organisation, nationality, clearance, and compartmentalisation of information.

With Kojensi, Defence Industry can collaborate with each other and Defence to securely share any number of files that may have multiple different classifications within a single repository for ease of management using ABAC policies. This assists you in meeting compliance and security requirements of the DISP program.

Comment on, discuss and track changes

Kojensi has a secure collaboration suite embedded within the platform, that allows for the creation and co-editing of documents and the ability to make interactive comments about the work that you are performing with others. With Kojensi’s integrated Content and Records Management platform, all file changes are fully version controlled and tracked.

Result

Defence Industry information is shared within the secure Kojensi ecosystem, ensuring it does not fall into the wrong hands. Defence Industry organisations, in particular SMEs, now have an cost-effective accredited PROTECTED means of ensuring the security of classified and sensitive information to meet DISP and other compliance requirements. They can also share and collaborate on documents in real-time to improve productivity, shorten delivery time and improve project outputs.

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securely collaborate with Defence and partners using Kojensi

Available in a public or private cloud and on-premise.