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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:59

Australian organisations slipping on security: Dell

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Australian organisations are falling behind their US and European counterparts when it comes to IT security, according to Dell SecureWorks.

"Breach notification laws have been highly effective at forcing organisations to review IT security in countries such as the USA and Europe," said Dell SecureWorks principal consultant for APJ Phillip Simpson (pictured).

"Australia is behind these aforementioned countries, when it comes to security, and this is becoming more apparent every day."

Apart from any other considerations, Simpson is concerned that a reputation for slack security will mean the Bad Guys pay more attention to Australia.

"Hackers are like water they take the path of least resistance, if threat actors are finding information of value in Australia they are going to do what is necessary to take it," he said.

Examples include the theft by Chinese hackers of intellectual property which is then used to manufacture counterfeit products, and the high incidence of Cryptolocker cases. "Australia was ranked third in the globe" for the number of devices encrypted by Cryptolocker, he observed.

Simpson's top six tips are:

  1. Test your environment and know your weaknesses so you can fix them, this include policies around IT security
  2. Understand the threats and prepare, be pro-active not reactive
  3. Understand your access controls and make sure the right people have the appropriate access.
  4. Monitor network traffic.
  5. Have a quality patch management process.
  6. Train your staff and end users so that they are aware of the importance of IT security.

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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