CISO news stories
Prophecy International migrates VMware environment with Oracle Cloud Solution
The Adelaide-based global provider is using the solution to eliminate the need to re-write applications, therefore allowing the company to enhance its business operations.
iSANZ security awards finalists announced and virtual event confirmed
The finalists for the iSANZ security awards have been revealed, and a virtual ceremony has been scheduled for 17 March.
New CISO for Zscaler to lead Asia Pacific and A/NZ
Mok will support organisations in the APAC region with their digital transformation journey as they adopt the cloud, AI, data analytics, and remote working.
Show, don't tell: CISOs encouraged to be security 'influencers' rather than 'enforcers'
Show, don’t tell: That’s the approach CISOs need to take if they want to better manage cybersecurity in their organisation, according to a new report from KPMG.
Selling confidence in the boardroom – a guide for CISOs
Today’s board members need to be kept in the loop with regular briefings. They need to know if they have an adequate security budget and are spending it in ways that best mitigate risk.
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New study shows IT decision-makers think organisations compromise cybersecurity in favour of other goals
A new study by security firm Trend Micro has revealed that 90% of IT decision-makers believe organisations compromise on cybersecurity in favour of other goals within their business.
Does New Zealand have a chief information security officer?
What’s the equivalent role in the government? Who holds it? And how does the position help protect New Zealand’s digital integrity?
Orca Security raises $550m, extends platform and global footprint
Orca Security has raised $550 million in its extended Series C fundraising round led by Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore. The round boosted its valuation 50% in seven months to $1.8 billion.
CISOs need to step up against cyber threats, report finds
As businesses in Oceania embrace digital transformation, the CISO is being left out of discussions and is failing to play a meaningful part in the change process, EY's report finds.
Future of SecOps in the face of unprecedented workforce transformation - report
CyberRes has found the increased adoption of advanced security technologies is primarily driven by an expanding attack surface caused by COVID-19.
Pushing cyber-awareness beyond Australia’s C-level
Now that CEOs across A/NZ properly understand cybersecurity and cyber-risks, it’s time to get the board of directors up to speed.
Cloud-native architectures breaking traditional approaches to application security
Just 3% of organidations have real-time visibility into runtime vulnerabilities, as multicloud environments, Kubernetes, and DevSecOps drive digital transformation.
Three ways to prioritise cybersecurity for maximum protection
CISOs should implement this three-pronged approach to prioritising cybersecurity concerns, writes Fortinet regional director for ANZ Jon McGettigan.
CISOs uphold security defences throughout COVID-19, study finds
The findings from the eighth annual Information Security Maturity Report reveals the current view of security issues facing businesses across the globe, indicating that years of innovation and hard work from CISOs has upheld security defences throughout COVID-19.
CISOs seek thought leadership to aid in cybersecurity decisions
Findings reveal that thought leadership plays a fundamental role in a CISO’s procurement choices, with 97% using thought leadership content at different stages of the buying decision process.
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Cybersecurity key to business advantage, report finds
"The research showed that CISOs adapted existing strategy, while the pandemic has really opened the eyes and changed the views of CEOs."
CISOs facing rising security debts
Chief information security officers are facing a rising security debt to secure their organisations against an increasing volume of attacks by well-armed criminals.
Gartner: Top security and risk management trends for 2021
“CISOs are keen to consolidate the number of security products and vendors they must deal with."
CISOs, don't underestimate the importance of soft skills
There is increasing importance on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) having and developing the skill of emotional intelligence, a new report states.
Five big security questions facing CISOs
Given the global pandemic and the sudden shift in how the workforce operates, the CISOs worldwide have faced an unprecedented set of challenges. Several months into the transition, new struggles continue to arise, while many of the original ones remain unanswered.
SMEs treading water against 'endless volley' of cyber-attacks — report
According to a new report from Cynet, these SMEs are resorting to outsourcing some aspects of their threat mitigation in order to safeguard IT assets, as a result of the heightened risk of serious breaches.
Cybersecurity strategies must involve every part of the organisation - study
In the past year, a third of the breaches incorporated social engineering techniques and the cost of a breach caused by a human error averaged to $3.33 million.
New project development inhibited by cybersecurity, Kaspersky research states
"There are still some practical steps that can be taken to make sure that an emerging technology or a product reaches its launch. Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be another corporate barrier, but it should be on an integral part of the project all long."
Report reveals relationship between boardroom and cybersecurity investments
“While boards are definitely listening and stepping up with increased budget for cybersecurity, they tend to view any investment as a cost rather than adding business value."