The Enablis team recently hosted a security and connectivity event for senior technology leaders with executive networking and the opportunity to drive some of the fastest cars in Australia at Eastern Creek – Sydney MotorSports Park.
Throughout the day attendees gained a unique perspective on the power of combining high-performance with safety and security- which is a concept that has become increasingly important in the context of business communications, as the challenges wrought by COVID’s push to new working modes and with it new cyber security risks have now become a top priority, not only for technology leaders, but also the CEO and entire c-suite.
Attendees also engaged in an interactive high-level panel discussion hosted by Jon Evans, Enablis’ Founder and Director, who started the panel discussion asking: “if it’s possible to have robust security without compromising performance?.”
The panel was made up of leading experts in cyber security and communications, including:
- Darren Kane, Chief Security Officer, nbn® Australia
- Sean Duca, VP, Regional Chief Security Officer – APJ Palo Alto Networks
- Luis Urbaez, Chief Technology Officer, Enablis
As a response to Jon's question the panel agreed that it is, possible to have robust security without compromising performance, but that achieving this holy grail requires not only the right technologies and technology mix, but just as importantly, that senior leadership are properly briefed and brought onboard, along with the broader organisation, to ensure success.
Cyber-attacks both from organised crime gangs and state actors are rising sharply, not just in number, but also sophistication as the constant flurry of media reports shows.
Australian businesses also need to be across the shifting regulatory and legislative environment, with amendments to things like the Security Of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI) Act heralding a new era of corporate responsibility and accountability, and as the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) laws continue to remind business leaders of their obligations.
Meanwhile, of course, every business is having to accommodate increasing numbers of staff choosing to work outside of the traditional network perimeter, or at the ‘edge’, now a key target for malicious actors.
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