Kordia has been synonymous with connectivity since the 1960s. These days, connectivity is still important, but there's an even bigger concern: security. And it cannot be ignored.
“Businesses change and evolve just like cyber threats. Many customers just don’t know where to start - and what’s more concerning is that many don’t even realise how at risk they are," says Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett.
Kordia recently conducted a survey of 183 decision makers. It found that 25% of respondents didn’t think they had enough tools available to help or educate them in making informed cybersecurity decisions. What’s more alarming is that 20% said their company had no policies or training for online security at all.
However, 58% of respondents were looking for a one-stop-shop provider when choosing cybersecurity services and solutions.
For the last several years Kordia has been busy growing in the cybersecurity space, including the acquisition of Aura Information Security in 2015 and partnerships with AlienVault, RedShield and Fortinet.
"Working alongside the Aura team has also impacted positively on the wider business in terms of knowledge. Often security officers or pen testers will head along to customer meetings or planning session – our customers tell us that what they learn in that hour is more valuable that what they’ve learnt over the space of months or even years,” Bartlett says.
Kordia has also formulated New Zealand’s most comprehensive suite of security solutions, known as Cyber Security by Kordia.
Bartlett says there are three pillars to the Cyber Security by Kordia portfolio:
Kordia says that the most effective hacking tricks are the ones that keep working - social engineering. The company’s biggest piece of advice is that good security starts with staff education and effective security policies.
No matter where you are on the security journey; or how much or how little in-house security resource you have, Kordia can help.