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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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Accelerating cybersecurity skills in the workforce



The increasing demand for cybersecurity talent is ramping up to meet industry needs

The Australian cyber sector currently employs 26,500 people but increasing demand for talent means an estimated 30,000 jobs will need to be created by 2026 to meet industry needs. Globally, the cybersecurity industry projects a massive 3.5 million jobs will be unfulfilled by 2025.

Australia’s largest ASX listed cyber security company, Tesserent (ASX:TNT), is investing over $250,000 to develop cybersecurity talent from diverse backgrounds, age cohorts and genders to accelerate the future pipeline of talent in cybersecurity.

Tesserent’s CEO Kurt Hansen joined us to discuss how the free ‘100 Day Challenge’ program will help accelerate 100 participants in cybersecurity skills.

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Our second brain



It has been described as the organ that heavily influences a person’s mood even more than the brain

It has been described as the organ that heavily influences a person’s mood even more than the brain – Your stomach.

Scientist have found that the gut behaves like a second brain to the body. So how does the brain impact your gut and mood?

Clayton Thomas, CEO & Founder of The ROOT Brands explains his thoughts as to how the brain can have an impact on your gut, which scientists call the “gut/brain axis connection”.

Harvard Medical School recently found that a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be a cause of anxiety, stress or even depression. Other studies show people with mood disorders have a gut microbiome. Research has also shown that 50 percent of all dopamine and roughly 95 percent of all serotonin are produced in a person’s gut and both of these play a crucial role in a person’s mood.

The Green Edition is presented by The ROOT Brands – Inspiring Greatness with natural solutions for people to reach their highest and healthiest potential.

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The impacts of bad money mindsets



Bad money mindsets are leading people down a bad economic path, so how can you get your head in the financial game?

Money mindsets have the potential to lead people down a bad economic path, so how can you get your head in the financial game and break bad mindsets to turn it into a much more positive approach towards money?

CIA Tax’s Dr Steven Enticott describes a bad money mindset where someone’s always saying, “I’m really bad at money”, “I’m never going to be able to save money”.

However, this mindset can be changed with a few simple steps – to turn your attitude to turn your money habits around.

Money Matters is sponsored by CIA Tax.

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