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Sizing Up The Security Spectrum

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cam Wayland recently participated in an ARN roundtable discussion with a variety of vendors to explore the Security Spectrum and where the channel can really play a role. The discussions that were held were informative and productive in fleshing out what the security market and issues are looking like for 2017 and beyond.

It seems that while the security market has been big for some time, there really is no sign of the growth and spread of this market slowing down. Findings suggest that spending is expected to continue to increase in the coming 5 years and that Australia is currently the number 1 country globally for cyber security breaches. Discussions found that companies of all sizes and now also individuals are at risk of security breaches. Companies don’t want the public exposure and humiliation of having their Security breached and individuals don’t want to have their personal data and photos (for example) taken from them in a ransomware attack. This all means that we need a vast range of Security solutions to cater to both ends of the market, and all that lies in between. ...Read More


Security Breaches for High Percentage Of Australian Businesses

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Security was tipped to be one of the biggest issues for the Australian IT Industry in 2016 and it seems that current research confirms this has in fact become a reality. 

CompTIA’s recent report into 'International Trends on Cyber Security' reveals some extremely interesting information as to where these threats are occurring the most and what we can do to protect ourselves. The article includes some insightful comments from Channel Dynamic’s Moheb Moses and is a valuable read for anyone looking to stay on top of the Security threats of 2016.  ...Read More


The Evolution of the Ransomware Business Model

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Author: Cam Wayland
Ransomware attacks are one thing that I have started to see and hear more and more of lately. This type of malicious software, designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money (ransom) is paid, is wreaking havoc for partners and their customers.

Recently I was trying to get hold of a colleague at an SMB focused reseller. He was however flat out restoring or rebuilding desktops & servers, and generally fixing a number of Ransomware incidents at several of his client sites. This piqued my interest and led me to ask a range of questions. How did these clients get infected? Did they pay the ransom and if so how much? Did it work? Is Ransomware on the increase, and can you prevent an attack, or at worst limit the damage?


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The Security Landscape Has Changed

Monday, March 21, 2016

In March, CompTIA ran their ANZ IT Channel Community Meetings in both Sydney and Melbourne, with a central them on Security in the ICT Industry. As part of the agenda, Damien Manuel from Blue Coat delivered the key note address on Security in 2016. There was also a panel of Security professionals from 4 vendors (Intel Security, FireEye, CyberArk and Cisco) discussing and debating Security related questions from a panel moderator and the audience. 

Hafizah Ozman from ARN attended the Sydney meeting and has written an insightful article on the main elements of Damien's key note. She has also covered off what the vendors believe to be important when it comes to Security and the ICT Industry in 2016. ...Read More


Ten Things You Should Know About Cyber Security

Thursday, March 17, 2016

It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to ensuring you and your client's organisations are properly protected from an IT Security perspective. With security threats constantly changing, it is difficult to know what the key protection points are today and whether one aspect of your business poses more of a threat than another.  

This article covers off 10 important things you should know about Cyber Security so that you can properly protect both your own and your client's organisation. Be sure to read the article in full as you may just be surprised as to where some of these threats are coming from and what your best course of action for protection really is.  ...Read More


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