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Governments and corporations alike must escalate the treatment of cybersecurity to the point where it is handled with the same severity as any other risk, speakers at this month’s Cisco Live! conference agreed as security and IT administrators gathered to weigh the progress of cybersecurity policy and technology.
It may not be a word that most CISOs use to describe their jobs, but the proclamation of Cisco Systems chief information security officer Steve Martino (read CSO Australia’s interview) that “it’s sexy to be a security person today” resonated strongly with the themes of this year’s Cisco Live! conference in Melbourne.
Australia’s mandatory breach disclosure legislation has leapfrogged that in other countries and reflects the government’s world-beating cybersecurity posture, Cisco Systems’ most senior security executive has advised while warning that Australian security innovators must not be afraid to “go for it” to help the country dominate the region’s cybersecurity agenda.
Seamless sharing of new threat information has pushed CSOs to give integrated security platforms more strategic urgency than in the past, a senior Cisco Security executive has warned as the company fills out its own platform offering to address increasing customer demands.
Organisational security capabilities may be improving on a regular basis but a confluence of issues means that security personnel are fighting an ever-widening ‘effectiveness gap’ that is keeping them on the back foot, a senior Cisco Systems security executive has warned.
Increasing mandates around the security of personal data have made encryption for every business. Australian businesses are leading the world in the use of encryption to protect backups, payment-related data, and laptops – and yet they still have a long way to go before encryption is both ubiquitous and manageable.
If your last access-control update was even a few years ago, you’re probably more exposed to fraud and exploitation than you’d like to be.
It’s not hard to understand why bot management is critical to maintaining business availability and customer satisfaction – but do you know how to properly deal with bots?
Increasing use of encryption has created new challenges for enterprise security managers. Ever more-sophisticated encryption such as Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) protects data and may even boost your Google ranking – but it also provides a haven for malicious code that may use encryption to bypass enterprise security controls.
Why nation-state attacks are everyone’s problem