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Empowering organisations to combat cyber threats with advanced security technologies



In today’s digital landscape, the ever-evolving cyber threats pose significant challenges to organisations worldwide

With the exponential growth of cybercrime and the emergence of new threat vectors, the need for robust security solutions has become more critical than ever.

“We’ve got about eight million firewalls sort of giving us a really, really deep picture of the threats going across the world in every single sort of industry vertical,” FortiGuard Labs Australia and New Zealand Glenn Maiden recently revealed to Ticker News Insight.

“The data reveals a significant surge in cybercrime, which increased tenfold over the past year.”

However, alongside this rise, FortiGuard Labs has noticed a doubling of the diversity of ransomware threats. This proliferation indicates an influx of new actors in the cyber criminal market.

“Additionally, state-sponsored attacks, particularly coinciding with the invasion of Ukraine, have witnessed a surge in wiper malware, a destructive form of malware aimed at wiping systems without a possibility of recovery,” Maiden continues.

The security of critical infrastructure has gained heightened attention, with governments enacting legislation to address vulnerabilities.

For instance, in Australia, the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act acknowledges the heightened exposure of these vital sectors.

Business leaders now recognise cybersecurity as a board-level issue, given the devastating impact of recent breaches.

“The urgency lies in translating technical threats into comprehensible risks for boards to manage effectively. This necessitates embedding resilience from the outset, as relying solely on reactive measures once under attack can prove challenging,” Maiden adds.

“By proactively implementing security controls and strategic plans, organisations can significantly enhance their ability to mitigate threats.”

FortiGuard Labs emphasises that there is no singular solution or silver bullet to combat cyber threats effectively. Organisations must conduct thorough assessments of their assets and identify the specific threats that target them.

“Armed with this knowledge, they can develop tailored threat defence programs within their unique context,” Maiden asserts. “Several best practices come to the forefront, such as regular patching, reducing access privileges, and implementing multi-factor authentication.

“Moreover, gaining visibility into systems and establishing baselines of normal activity enables organisations to segment their networks effectively. This approach limits the extent of potential breaches, preventing major damage and minimising the impact on critical assets.

“Organisations must ensure that they possess a comprehensive understanding of their environment, including all assets and potential threats. While there is no foolproof defence, raising the bar and investing in robust cybersecurity measures is paramount,” Maiden concluded.

For more information about FortiGuard Labs, head to their website.

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The ‘invisible killers’ causing concern



Companies and Governments are looking to turn awareness into action

The natural world is home to a diverse range of species that live in harmony with each other. However, the increasing use of pesticides, microplastics, and air pollution has been causing concerns about the impact on the environment and its inhabitants. These “silent killers” are threatening the delicate balance of the natural world, and the consequences could be catastrophic.

The concerns surrounding these “silent killers” highlight the need for greater awareness and action. Governments and industries are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and work towards reducing their impact on the environment. Individuals can also play a role by making conscious decisions to reduce their use of pesticides, plastic products, and contributing to air pollution. Simple actions such as using organic products, reducing plastic use, and utilising alternative transportation can make a significant difference.

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How small businesses are using AI to fight back against big business



AI demonstrates efficacy in capital acquisition within Australian startups.

One of the most impactful technology trends of 2024 is the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence tools.

One company is using AI to help founders raise capital for the next generation of game-changing innovation without the need for external human intervention.

To find out how it works, we’re joined by VentureCrowd CEO Steve Maarbani. #FUNDING FUTURES

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Why somatic therapists are the missing piece in workplace wellbeing



As organisations strive to enhance employee wellbeing, the emergence of somatic therapy presents a novel approach often overlooked.

Somatic therapy, a holistic approach that emphasises the connection between the mind and body, is gaining recognition for its profound impact on individual wellness.

Somatic therapists work with individuals to address physical sensations and emotions, promoting self-awareness and resilience.

Workplace wellbeing initiatives have often focused solely on physical health or mental wellness programs, overlooking the intricate interplay between the two.

This oversight is where somatic therapy steps in, bridging the gap by addressing both physical and psychological aspects concurrently.

Amanda Goodfellow, Director of Agile Mind, shares her personal insights on the benefits of somatic therapy. #business #health #workplace #therapy

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