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Why existing employees could be the key to closing the cybersecurity skills gap

In a rapidly digitising world, where Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) and ransomware attacks are escalating, the need for cybersecurity expertise has never been more important. While companies and boards scramble to recruit top-tier cybersecurity talent, many overlook an untapped reservoir of potential: existing employees. These professionals, already attuned to an organisation’s culture and objectives, could become its next line of cybersecurity defence with the right upskilling and reskilling initiatives.

How the rise of the hybrid mesh firewall is revolutionising network security

The digital landscape is continually evolving and with it comes an onslaught of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. From complex persistent attacks to stealthy attempts on non-traditional devices, cybercriminals are constantly refining their tactics.

Securing digital assets: why security hardening is critical for businesses

Cloud has steadily become a critical part of the business ecosystem. In fact, according to research from IDC, spending on public cloud IT infrastructure surpassed traditional IT infrastructure spending for the first time in 2020. While investment in cloud has been growing for some time, the pandemic has certainly accelerated cloud adoption in some industries.

Cybersecurity in the evolving landscape: new approaches for staying ahead of threats

Despite the increased focus on cybersecurity and the allocation of resources by organisations to better protect themselves and build resilience, the threat landscape is expected to expand as the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by threat actors become highly sophisticated and more frequent. Ilan Rubin, chief executive officer, Wavelink, said, “This year, we will see a significant rise in data breaches that will directly impact everyday life as the scale of cyber threats grows, spilling into the mainstream. Threat actors will look to exploit vulnerabilities in Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices as the remarkable growth of connected devices continues to dominate the market.

Why securing hybrid networks with next-generation firewalls is essential in an evolving landscape

Digital transformation has pushed organisations to adopt a hybrid IT approach, creating a mixture of on-premises and private and public cloud infrastructure that should be secured as much as possible. Hybrid networks offer numerous benefits for businesses, such as increased efficiency and faster delivery of applications and services. However, they also pose significant challenges, particularly when there isn’t a centralised security strategy in place. Instead, many organisations choose to implement a range of security technologies across their networks, mostly from different vendors. As a result, it’s almost impossible to establish persistent cross-platform visibility and control.

How Fortinet’s FortiCloud asset and hardware lifecycle management simplifies portfolio management

Managing assets is an important yet complicated task, especially as organisations continue to add new applications, solutions, and other assets to their portfolio. Increasing complexity makes it harder for businesses to view, organise, and manage different products, services, and solutions, often requiring additional effort to arrange, filter, and categorise. Fortinet’s FortiCloud asset and hardware lifecycle management empowers organisations to better manage their products and services. With an intuitive single-pane dashboard, the account management portal makes it easy to register, organise, and view all Fortinet products and services in one place.

Why you need to make cybersecurity an urgent priority

Ilan Rubin, chief executive officer, Wavelink, said, “Australia has become an increasingly lucrative target for cybercriminals using sophisticated techniques to steal and expose sensitive customer information and business-critical data.” “While cybercrime has been rising for years, recent high-profile cyberattacks on Australian critical infrastructure providers have been wake-up calls. Organisations should never treat cybersecurity as an afterthought. Securing systems and networks containing sensitive and valuable data must be an imperative.”

Why ZTNA in the cloud alone isn’t enough to secure your enterprise network

To support the remote workplace, organisations are deploying SD-WAN and tools that support the zero trust network security model, particularly zero trust network access (ZTNA), to secure remote access to applications, data, and services. Put simply, ZTNA operates on an adaptive trust model, denying all users access unless explicitly allowed, and only after a request for access is granted and identity and status are confirmed. Once a user is granted access, they can only gain access to the resources they need to do their job and nothing more.

Why now is the time to prioritise your cybersecurity

As the world becomes increasingly digitised, the onslaught of cyberattacks hasn’t gone unnoticed. In the 2020-21 financial year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) reported a 15 per cent increase in cybercrime reports, citing ransomware as one of the most significant threats to organisations.

How bringing digital experience management together

As businesses increasingly expand into remote and hybrid workspaces, organisations face growing pressure to strengthen their security posture with robust cybersecurity measures that protect against new and emerging threats, no matter where their employees are located. With a rising number of workers operating outside of the traditional office environment, and thus outside the company’s firewalls, software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) has emerged as one of the most essential protections to have in place to secure the network.

Why critical infrastructure operators should review their cybersecurity posture

Operational technology (OT) systems underpin the critical infrastructure (CI) that almost everyone relies on every day. This includes hospitals, public transport, electrical grids, water and sewage systems, food and groceries and freight services.

SD-WAN is essential for business success - how do you choose the right solution?

For digital transformation efforts to be truly successful, business leaders need to carefully factor in the ramifications for security. Yes, it’s important that businesses invest in innovative tools and solutions that will help them achieve greater levels of efficiency and productivity. However, failing to consider the implications of an unsecured technology investment can have significant negative effects on a business (and its bottom line).

Secure SD-WAN is the key to unlocking the possibilities of 5G

The rollout of 5G in Australia is here and its impact on productivity and economic growth is going to be transformative. At its fullest peak, 5G will play a game-changing role in the facilitation of the convergence of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to overhaul the way businesses communicate, work, and engage with customers and partners.

Three critical concepts for an effective new security platform

In today’s digital age, it’s crucial for businesses to lower their cyber risk and protect all categories of data from theft and damage. To achieve this, organisations continue to seek unified security platforms that deliver powerful threat intelligence to meet their immediate and long-term security needs.

Migrating security risks from IoT and IIoT

The adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is accelerating, giving businesses unprecedented potential to streamline processes and reduce costs. Implementing these systems changes how companies obtain and analyse data and make data-driven decisions on business operations. However, these innovative technologies come with security and privacy risks that companies must consider before enjoying the full benefits.

Why zero trust is essential: the growing importance of the edge in keeping networks secure

Organisations around the world are increasingly embracing hybrid and remote working practices on a full-time basis as they resume business as usual. And, as businesses support an increasingly dispersed workforce with more flexible environments, they’re being afforded new opportunities.

How you can secure the cloud by investing in fit-for-purpose services

Cloud has steadily become a critical part of the business ecosystem. In fact, according to research from IDC, spending on public cloud IT infrastructure surpassed traditional IT infrastructure spending for the first time in 2020. While investment in cloud has been growing for some time, the pandemic has certainly accelerated cloud adoption in some industries.