“In an increasingly multi-cloud environment, ensuring security, speed and reliability of apps in the cloud has become essential. We are at a point in ANZ where technology viability, affordability and expertise are finally hitting critical mass. Jason brings with him a huge amount of experience in the ANZ market. His relentless passion for delivering value to customers and meeting their needs will be a huge asset to our team. We look forward to seeing Jason capitalise on this moment and lead the region to further success”, said Judd.
On his appointment, Baden said, “over the past 20 years, F5 has made an indelible mark on the industry, and I’m incredibly excited to join the company. Its clients, partners and customers are some of the most exciting companies in the region, and the top of most wish lists, which presents a huge opportunity. I feel like we’re at a tipping point in the region where the application economy is really driving digital transformation. I am personally thrilled to be here to help guide some of ANZ’s biggest brands through this journey.”
Jason has almost 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in the IT and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining F5, he was Country Manager at Ruckus Networks and was responsible for leading the ANZ team strategy, as well as the smooth integration of ARRIS following its acquisition of Ruckus Networks. He has also previously held roles at Juniper Networks, AXS-One, Airwide Solutions, and Optus.
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.