Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra has proposed that cybersecurity discussions will help large organisations and local startups come together. "What we're proposing to do is to create a joint cybersecurity innovation program where we bring the two sides of the market together," he said during the opening of the National Fintech Cyber Security Summit in Sydney on Tuesday. "We have an opportunity to bring large organisations, including government, to represent the demand side of the equation, and to surface those opportunities and those problems to be solved, and then bring the supply side of the market -- which are top researchers and research organisations like Data 61, and some of our key universities together with top startups and innovative talent -- to create and commercialise that very same IP the big end of town is looking for and is ready to consume." Scandurra pointed out that this move will help Australia develop its own local cybersecurity community, something that he believes Australia is more than capable of creating. "We need, as a country, to leverage our collective talent, but also not continually rely on Israel, the US, and other markets to provide us cybersecurity capabilities.
Fresh from Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling Australians the country was under attack from an unnamed state actor and pledging AU$1.35 billion to boost local cybersecurity capabilities, AustCyber has touted the importance of digital trust in securing the nation's economy. AustCyber is a non-profit organisation charged with growing a local cybersecurity ecosystem and facilitating its global expansion. "Australia's digital infrastructure and the data it carries are core to the value and growth of the nation's economy," AustCyber CEO Michelle Price said in Australia's Digital Trust Report 2020. "The growing economic dependency on the digital domain has an intrinsic relationship with the trust users and consumers have in it and therefore the security, privacy, and resilience of the infrastructure and data." According to Price, a globally competitive Australian cybersecurity sector will ultimately underpin the future success of every industry in the national economy.
The Internet of Things (IoT) includes items such as smart appliances, smartwatches, and medical sensors. For organizations to enjoy all of the benefits and convenience of IoT devices, enterprise customers must fully understand the potential risks and threats to their systems and the underlying data. IoT devices often lack built-in security controls, a situation which creates risks and threats for federal agencies and consumers. As IoT devices proliferate, it is important for manufacturers to provide secure and safe devices. According to NIST, built-in security controls include device cybersecurity capabilities as well as non-technical support relevant to cybersecurity.
As the new year draws near, healthcare organizations are thinking about where to focus their resources. Matt Mellen, security architect and healthcare solution lead at Palo Alto Networks, predicts that, in 2018, machine learning capabilities will not only enhance a healthcare organization's cybersec...
As the new year draws near, healthcare organizations are thinking about where to focus their resources. Matt Mellen, security architect and healthcare solution lead at Palo Alto Networks, predicts that, in 2018, machine learning capabilities will not only enhance a healthcare organization's cybersecurity program, but improve patient outcomes as well.