sb-nz logo
Story image

Fortinet: Old school security won’t do

A recent industry survey commissioned by global cyber security firm Fortinet has revealed nearly a third of IT security professionals aren’t doing enough to prevent security incidents.

Carried out by the Cyber Security Trust, the report reveals that only 28% of IT security professionals in Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK and the US feel confident they have done enough to prevent a security incident.

“The evolving threat landscape puts everyone at greater risk,” explains Derek Manky, senior security strategist at Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs. “Particularly organisations that aren't taking the time to rethink their approach to security.”

Manky says an old school security approach won't do. “Businesses should seek out a best-of-breed security partner with scale, third-party validated solutions and access to the most up-to-date threat intelligence, to safeguard their networks from threats, no matter the type or where it is initiated, today and in the future,” he explains.

Fortinet says the results of the survey could have implications for the Australia New Zealand region.

“These concerns affect us all in the ANZ region,” says Jon McGettigan, regional director ANZ and South Pacific at Fortinet.  He notes how a prominent executive was quoted as saying ‘Security is the biggest issue facing the industry at the moment, not only finance but every industry.’

“There is no question that the cyber threat environment remains dynamic and dangerous and is gaining in severity,” McGettigan continues. “The number of entry points cyber criminals can use to infiltrate enterprise networks and steal precious information is growing rapidly as the number of devices connected to the network increase.”

In the Cyber Security Trust survey of 250 IT professionals with authority over the security decisions for their organisations, more than half (57%) indicated they are most concerned about protecting customer data from cyber criminals. Only 28% of those surveyed, however, are completely confident their organisations have done everything possible to prevent a security incident. And 26% said they were only half-confident that they have taken the necessary measures to protect their organisation from potential risk.

Story image
Acronis announces new security endpoint solution
The solution is an integration of data protection and cybersecurity which provides customers with effective endpoint protection in a landscape where the pointlessness of perimeter security is becoming more pronounced.More
Story image
APAC organisations struggle to find balance between digital adoption and cybersecurity
Organisations in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region are significantly concerned about security threats, but nevertheless are looking to advance operations through digital adoption.More
Link image
Software engineer backs metrics mindset in DevOps
Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.More
Story image
Why it’s essential to re-write IT security for the cloud era
Key components of network security architecture for the cloud era should be built from the ground up, as opposed to being bolted on to legacy solutions built for organisations functioning only on-premises or from only managed devices.More
Story image
5 ways to use data science to predict security issues - Forcepoint
Data science enables people to respond to problems in a better way, and to also understand those problems in a way that would not have been possible 50 years ago.More
Story image
Proofpoint and CyberArk extend partnership to further safeguard high-risk users
“Our CyberArk partnership extension provides security teams with increased detection and enhanced adaptive controls to help prevent today’s most severe threats."More