Tech Data today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with education technology provider Lightspeed Systems in Australia and New Zealand. This agreement will enable Tech Data to provide its partner network with Lightspeed’s integrated solutions for smarter school networks including Web Filter, Relay, Mobile Manager, and Management Bundle for Windows.
In today’s education environment, ever-increasing amounts of connected devices and evolving vulnerabilities are driving the need for advanced solutions and services that enable mobility, intelligence and protection. Lightspeed offers integrated device filtering, monitoring and management solutions developed especially for schools.
“Lightspeed is a powerful addition to our solutions portfolio, enhancing our offering in the education space,” said Wendy O’Keeffe, country general manager, Australia and New Zealand at Tech Data. “The education sector can present some great opportunities as IT spending continues to increase to keep environments technologically relevant and counter security threats. Tech Data partners can now leverage Lightspeed’s customizable and scalable solutions to drive profitable opportunities within this market.”
Email fraud is nothing new, but online criminals have become ever more-effective at spoofing their identities to trick employees into sending them money. The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACSC) recorded losses of over $20M to business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year alone, up 230 percent over the previous year – and the full amount is certain to be much larger.
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No matter how robust your security, or how diligent your employees, network credentials are a free pass for cybercriminals. This is mostly because employees are relied upon for their own password management. And with more than 4.8 billion sets of stolen credentials said to be available online, odds are that at least a few of your employees’ user IDs and passwords are just waiting to be used by unscrupulous outsiders. Are you ready to stop them?
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Cyber resilience will be particularly important as Australian organisations face increased pressure to quickly detect, respond to, and manage the repercussions of breaches in the wake of 2018’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.