DysrupIT and De La Salle Lipa: A Landmark Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence

On the 15th of March, DysrupIT proudly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with De La Salle Lipa (DLSL), marking a significant milestone in the field of cybersecurity education and collaboration. This partnership, celebrated amidst the vibrant backdrop of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne, is not just a testament to our shared vision but a step forward towards securing a safer digital future for the Philippines and beyond.

A Shared Vision for Innovation and Education

DysrupIT has always been at the forefront of cybersecurity innovation, providing cutting-edge solutions that safeguard businesses and communities. Our partnership with DLSL, a respected institution with a rich history of academic excellence, is a leap towards empowering the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

The MOU encapsulates our joint commitment to enhance academic disciplines and institutional linkages. It lays the foundation for:

  • Joint innovation of academic programs
  • Collaborative teaching and facility arrangements
  • Shared resources and expertise
  • Faculty and staff exchange programs
  • Leveraging existing and prospective partnerships for mutual benefit

The signing ceremony, hosted by the Australia-Philippines Business Council, was more than just a formal event. It was a gathering of like-minded individuals and organizations dedicated to fostering trade and investment while promoting educational cooperation between the Philippines and Australia.

Elizabeth Hermosura, the visionary Founder of DysrupIT, alongside esteemed representatives from DLSL, including Brother President Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC, solidified this partnership with optimism and a shared commitment to excellence.

What This Means for the Future

This MOU is the cornerstone of our mission to build a robust pipeline of talent equipped to tackle future and emerging cyber threats. By integrating JCU’s advanced cybersecurity curriculum with De La Salle’s academic rigor, we aim to create a unique educational exchange that benefits both faculty and students. This collaboration is a beacon for innovation, illuminating new pathways for students from De La Salle Lipa to gain invaluable experience in Australia and bring back knowledge and skills that will enrich the cybersecurity landscape in the Philippines.

Furthermore, this partnership aligns with Townsville’s ambition to establish itself as the next hub of innovation in QLD and Australia. By sharing skills and capabilities from the Philippines, we contribute to training veterans, First Nations people, and IT graduates from JCU in cybersecurity and other emerging technologies.

DysrupIT’s Journey Ahead

As we celebrate this pivotal moment, we also look forward to the implementation of this partnership and the tangible benefits it will bring to our communities. Our affiliation with the Australian Philippines Business Council and the visibility provided by their platforms, including the YouTube channel featuring our event video, is just the beginning.

This partnership with DLSL is a significant step for DysrupIT in our ongoing journey to champion cybersecurity innovation and education. It underscores our commitment to not just anticipate the future but to actively shape it.

Together with DLSL, we are not just preparing for the future of cybersecurity; we are defining it.

Stay tuned to our blog and follow us on our social media channels for updates on this exciting partnership and our collective progress towards creating a safer, more secure digital world.

Strengthening Cybersecurity: DysrupIT signs Letter-of-Intent with the Philippines National Development Corporation

Like most countries, the Philippines is looking to bolster its strategy to manage an ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats. On the sidelines of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne this week, DysrupIT signed a Letter-of-Intent with the Philippine’s National Development Corporation (NDC) to enhance the Country’s cybersecurity with greater sophistication, resilience and ease of management.

Hosted by the Australia-Philippines Business Council, the signing ceremony and networking event is a key conduit for promoting trade and investment between the Philippines and Australia.

USec Antonil Mauricio, General Manager of the NDC and Rafael Toda, President of the Australia-Philippines Business Council, oversaw the signing with Elizabeth Hermosura, Owner of DysrupIT. In an address at the event, Hermosura stated the Company’s Cyber Security Engineers in its Philippines and newly announced Australian Tech Hub in Townsville will advise on and implement purpose built solutions to protect the Philippines Government, Businesses and Community.

The event was held against the backdrop of the Philippine Business Forum organised by the Philippines Department of Trade and Industry, under the leadership of DTI secretary Alfredo “Fred” Pascual. President Ferdinand Marcos secured deals worth $1.53B at the Forum, part of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.

This partnership with the National Development Corporation is a significant milestone for the Cybersecurity sector in Australia and the Philippines.

Ready to Elevate Your Cybersecurity?

In today’s digital age, securing your operations has never been more crucial. DysrupIT stands at the forefront of cybersecurity innovation, offering tailored solutions that defend and empower businesses across the globe.

Whether you’re an enterprise, a technology firm, or a managed security service provider, our team is ready to devise a cybersecurity strategy that meets your specific needs. Don’t leave your security to chance. Contact us today and learn how we can help secure your organisation’s digital future.

Data Encryption: Best Practices for Protecting Your Digital Assets

In today’s digital age, where data breaches are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, protecting sensitive information has never been more critical. Data encryption stands out as a fundamental line of defense, transforming readable data into a coded form that can only be accessed or decrypted by users with the correct encryption key. In this article, we delve into the essence of data encryption, its growing importance, and best practices for securing your organisation’s digital assets, concluding with how DysrupIT can guide and assist in fortifying your data protection strategies and protect you from the increasing number of global cyber threats.

The Importance of Data Encryption

The encryption of your organisation’s and customer data is crucial for protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access, ensuring privacy, and meeting compliance standards set by regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, and others. It helps safeguard personal data, financial information, and proprietary secrets, mitigating the risks of data theft, leakage, and misuse.

Understanding Encryption Methods

Symmetric Encryption

Symmetric encryption uses a single key for both encryption and decryption. It’s efficient for encrypting large volumes of data and is commonly used within closed systems where the encryption key can be securely shared and managed.

Asymmetric Encryption

Asymmetric encryption, or public-key cryptography, uses a pair of keys: a public key for encryption and a private key for decryption. This method is ideal for open networks where secure key exchange is a challenge, enabling secure data transmission over the internet.

Hash Functions

Though not encryption in the traditional sense, hash functions play a critical role in data integrity and authentication, converting data into a fixed-size string of characters that act as a one-way encryption.

Best Practices for Data Encryption

Conduct a Data Inventory

Begin by identifying what data you have, where it resides, and its sensitivity level. Prioritize encryption efforts based on the data’s value and risk.

Implement End-to-End Encryption (E2EE)

E2EE ensures that data is encrypted at its origin and decrypted only by the intended recipient, significantly reducing the risk of interception during transmission.

Use Strong Encryption Standards

Adopt strong encryption algorithms and regularly update them to combat advances in cryptographic attacks. AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and RSA (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman) are widely recognized and recommended standards.

Manage Encryption Keys Effectively

Securely manage encryption keys, ensuring they are as protected as the data they encrypt. Use dedicated key management systems and regularly rotate keys to enhance security.

Educate and Train Your Staff

Awareness and training are vital. Ensure that all employees understand the importance of encryption and follow best practices for handling sensitive information.

Regularly Audit and Update Security Measures

Conduct regular security audits to assess the effectiveness of your encryption strategies and make necessary adjustments. Stay updated on the latest in cryptographic technologies and threats.

How DysrupIT Can Assist

Embarking on a comprehensive data encryption strategy can be daunting, but DysrupIT is here to help. Our team of cybersecurity experts specializes in developing and implementing robust encryption solutions tailored to your business needs. From conducting detailed data inventories and risk assessments to choosing the right encryption methods and managing keys, DysrupIT provides end-to-end support to ensure your digital assets are protected with the highest security standards.

Contact Us for a Consultation

Secure your business’s future by enhancing your cybersecurity practices today. Contact DysrupIT for a personalized consultation, and let us help you build a strong foundation for your cybersecurity strategy. Protecting your digital assets is our top priority, and with DysrupIT, you can confidently navigate the complexities of cybersecurity.

Effective Incident Response: How to Prepare Your Business for Cyber Threats

In the digital age, cyber threats are a growing concern for businesses of all sizes. From small startups to large corporations, no one is immune to the risk of cyber attacks. However, the key to minimizing damage and quickly recovering from an incident lies not just in prevention but also in preparedness. This guide will walk you through creating and implementing an effective incident response plan with DysrupIT by your side.

Understanding Incident Response

Incident response (IR) is the organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyber attack. The goal is to handle the situation in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs. An effective IR plan is a critical component of any comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.

Step 1: Establish an Incident Response Team

Your first action is to put together a dedicated team responsible for executing the IR plan. This team should include members from various departments, not just IT. Roles include incident response manager, security analysts, and communications officer, ensuring a wide range of skills and perspectives.

Step 2: Develop Incident Response Procedures

Next, develop clear procedures for responding to different types of cyber incidents. This includes identifying potential threats, creating action plans for various scenarios, and defining clear steps for containment, eradication, and recovery.

Step 3: Set Up Communication Plans

Effective communication is crucial during and after an incident. Establish protocols for internal communication among team members and external communication with stakeholders. Preparing templates for announcements can help streamline the process during a high-pressure situation.

Step 4: Implement Detection and Analysis Tools

Utilizing the right tools to detect and analyze threats is essential. Invest in technologies that can help identify suspicious activities early on. This might include advanced malware detection, network monitoring, and intrusion detection systems.

Step 5: Define Response Strategies

For each potential threat, develop a tailored response strategy. This involves detailed plans for how to contain the threat, remove it from your systems, and recover any affected operations. Consider the implications of each action, including downtime and potential data loss.

Step 6: Conduct Training and Simulations

An IR plan is only as good as the people executing it. Regular training for your IR team and staff will ensure everyone knows their roles during an incident. Conducting simulation exercises can test the effectiveness of your plan and identify areas for improvement.

Step 7: Review and Update the Plan Regularly

Cyber threats evolve rapidly, and so should your IR plan. Regularly review and update your plan to incorporate new threats, lessons learned from exercises, and changes in your business operations.

How DysrupIT Can Help

Crafting a comprehensive incident response plan might seem daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. DysrupIT specializes in guiding businesses through the complexities of cybersecurity preparation and response. Our team of seasoned experts can help you assess your vulnerabilities, develop a custom IR plan, train your staff, and even conduct simulated cyber attack exercises. With DysrupIT, you’ll have a partner dedicated to ensuring your business is equipped to manage and recover from cyber threats swiftly and efficiently. Let us empower you to face digital threats with confidence and resilience.

Contact us today to have a chat about your organisation’s needs.

DysrupIT to Address Cybersecurity Challenges in Australia and the Philippines via Its Australian Tech Hub

DysrupIT Chief Financial Officer Gavan Porter and Head of Alliances and Partnerships Marco Hermosura had the exciting opportunity to visit James Cook University’s Engineering and Innovation Place this week. Joined by the Mayor of Townsville and Smart Precinct NQ, they witnessed firsthand the impressive future landmark innovation hub.

During the visit, DysrupIT discussed its plans to address Australia’s cybersecurity and AI skills shortage by leveraging Filipino cyber professionals’ expertise through DysrupIT’s Australian Tech Hub. The Hub will bring in cyber experts from the Philippines to train Australian graduates and reskill the Australian workforce.

The company aims to tackle the cybersecurity challenges in Australia and the Philippines, responding to the Australian government’s six cyber shields strategy and the Philippine government’s plans to fortify the nation’s security.

Dealing with cybersecurity and AI threats requires collaboration among different sectors, including government, industry, and education.

DysrupIT’s Australian Tech Hub is a step towards this collaboration, providing a two-way student and work exchange. It will help address the growing demand for cybersecurity and AI skills in Australia while innovating new products that the Philippines needs. The Tech Hub opens an excellent and exciting opportunity for international cooperation between the two countries.

DysrupIT™ and SolCyber Host First Cyber Round Table in the Philippines

Elizabeth HermosuraWith an impressive professional background in cybersecurity, Elizabeth has held key executive positions throughout Asia-Pacific and Japan. Her extensive experience has played a pivotal role in the exceptional growth and success of DysrupIT™. Her invaluable expertise has transformed the company into a thriving multi-million-dollar global enterprise. dysrupit.com

Protecting Small to Medium Sized Businesses in the Philippines from Cyber Threat

While the Philippines continues to be a top choice for outsourcing, one of the primary concerns of international companies is the state of cybersecurity within the country. The rapid growth of the Philippines as a digital economy has led to the accumulation of valuable data and financial transactions, making it an attractive target for cybercriminals worldwide.

International firms are interested in investing and expanding their operations in the Philippines but are hesitant due to concerns about their critical data and information security.

According to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the government agency responsible for advancing the national ICT agenda, the Philippines ranked fourth among countries with the highest number of cyberattacks, recording approximately 3,000 in the country between 2020 and 2022 alone.

However, according to Statista, the cybersecurity market in the Philippines remains modest compared to other countries despite the increased risks of online threats.

In a recent Statista survey conducted between August and September 2022 involving 6,700 business leaders assessing the cybersecurity readiness of companies in the Philippines, most respondents (37 per cent) were in the formative stage. The remaining respondents were at progressive (30 per cent), mature (27 per cent), and beginner (6 per cent) stages of cybersecurity readiness.

Catastrophic Consequences

The Philippines predominantly consists of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which, in contrast to larger enterprises, often lack the equivalent level of digital security measures.

This vulnerability increases the risk of cyber-attacks on SMBs. Cybersecurity threats are particularly challenging for them because the consequences are more devastating. Unfortunately, some end up closing permanently within months of an attack. Other catastrophic effects include:

  • Financial loss
  • Impact on business operations
  • Damaged reputation

Financial loss

Dealing with cyberattacks is expensive, especially for SMBs that need more budget to cover them. They are liable for resolving any immediate damages and repairs after an attack. Worse, they need to pay ransom in case of a ransomware attack, which denies a user or organisation access to their files until they pay the ransom.
In addition, SMBs also need to pay for professionals who will help them respond to and recover from a cyberattack, such as IT security consultants, lawyers, and public relations.

Impact on business operations

An unwanted cyberattack can have a detrimental impact on business operations. The incident management process, which includes assessing damages and getting the situation under control, can divert the attention of the business owner or IT manager from other responsibilities, hindering business growth.
Furthermore, operations may halt if the attack compromises web-based applications. Attacks can also affect the morale of team members, mainly if lax security practices have contributed to the attack.

Damaged reputation

An attack can severely impact reputation. Since attacks target the company’s critical data, like customer information, consumers may hesitate to engage. Investors can view being a cyberattack victim as a sign of carelessness. Moreover, a damaged reputation may discourage qualified applicants from seeking employment with the affected business.

Security Challenges

These debilitating consequences should warn small to medium-sized businesses to take cyber security threats seriously. However, some barriers prevent them from implementing good cybersecurity practices. These are:

  • Insufficient staff
  • Not knowing where to begin
  • Budget constraints
  • Downplaying the severity of the risk

Insufficient staff

One of the critical challenges SMBs face is the need for dedicated staff with a specialised focus on IT security. Due to the multifaceted nature of their operations, they need to allocate time and resources to a wide range of competing demands, making it challenging to prioritise cybersecurity and devote the necessary resources to it.

Not knowing where to begin

Managing cybersecurity risks can be daunting for owners. Despite the growing dangers and potential consequences, some believe they do enough to protect their business. However, they are missing critical vulnerabilities and do not know where to begin.

Budget constraints

Budget constraints can prevent small to medium-sized businesses from investing in effective cybersecurity measures. It also prevents them from prioritising cybersecurity over other competing business demands, putting them at a higher risk of cyberattacks. With limited annual turnover, they may need more financial capacity to outsource the task to experts.

Downplaying the severity of the risk

Downplaying the severity of the risks and consequences of a cyber incident can lead to a lack of preparedness and a failure to implement adequate measures to mitigate the risks. Failing to fully grasp the potential impact of a cyber incident and the amount of time it may take to recover from such an event can make SMBs lax, believing that they are unlikely targets.

What can small businesses do?

Security Awareness Training can assist small to medium-sized businesses avoid cyberattacks and minimise harm if they do occur. Since the staff computers are the company’s first line of defence, one way to strengthen protection against threats is to educate the employees about the risk of cyberattacks.

Cybercriminals frequently gain entry to systems and networks by deceiving employees into providing them access. Conduct training sessions that demonstrate to employees how to recognise compromised computers, suspicious emails and websites and teach them the best practices. These efforts will help create a more secure work environment and prevent employees from falling for phishing attempts or other scams.

SMBs can also ask for help from companies that know the ins and outs of cybersecurity. DysrupIT™ can help with bigger-picture approaches to bolster the cyber security readiness of small to medium-sized businesses.

DysrupIT, powered by SolCyber, removes all the complexity and burden of getting the business environment cyber-resilient, giving the owners and managers time to focus on operations. SMBs can protect themselves from cyber threats through this subscription-based offer, which can start running in under 30 days.

Priced at a maximum of USD$57 per user per month, owners of small to medium-sized businesses can sleep better at night, knowing they are protected and safe from cyber threats.

SMBs may continue with their regular activities secure in the knowledge that with DysrupIT’s cybersecurity specialists at the helm, they are one step ahead of complex cyber threats.

DysrupIT™ and SolCyber Partner to Offer 24/7 Managed Security Service for Small and Medium Businesses

Providing round-the-clock protection to keep businesses secure.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Cloud and as-a-Service advocate, DysrupIT™ has announced a strategic alliance with managed security services provider, SolCyber. DysrupIT™ has bolstered its existing cyber security service by now offering their clients an affordable, comprehensive 24/7 managed Security-as-a-Service, powered by SolCyber.

SolCyber enables organisations to achieve cyber resilience with their innovative and modern managed security services. The company offers a comprehensive solution utilising leading technologies and services in a cost-effective model. It provides protection across the entire threat lifecycle with 24/7 SOC support. Customers can achieve a nation-state level of security at a lower cost, in less than 30 days.

“Our partnership with SolCyber is a strategic addition to our cyber security service offering,” says DysrupIT™ Head of Alliances and Partnerships, Marco Hermosura. “In today’s current threat landscape and cyber skills shortages, we want to offer a robust and complete security solution that can be scaled from small business through to enterprise. Our managed security, “Powered by SolCyber”, combines our significant security assets, tools, processes, and expertise, allowing organisations to quickly improve their cyber security posture through an affordable and simple monthly subscription. Being cloud driven and with our joint global support footprint, DysrupIT’s extended security services can provide protection to our clients regardless of their location and time zone.”

The security Teams in DysrupIT™ and SolCyber have significant combined experience in cyber threat detection and management. Clients that subscribe to the Security-as-a-Service offering have direct access to this knowledge through a dedicated client management team.

“Knowing Marco and the team well, we really appreciate their security acumen, pedigree and massive knowledge of security market. We are very excited to be working with them as our primary MSP partner for the Asia Pacific region, and we are confident that they have the focus, knowledge, and experience to assist small to mid-sized organizations build their cyber resilience and security posture to handle the most sophisticated of threats,” said Scott McCrady, CEO of SolCyber. “With the recent spate of high-profile breaches in Australia and the Region, there are hundreds of smaller organizations falling under the radar that have been breached — many that have been unable to recover quickly or at all. With SolCyber’s Foundational Coverage, now available through DysruptIT, businesses can experience a whole new approach. We’re disrupting legacy MSSP providers by delivering Fortune 500-level managed security in an incredibly affordable manner that is simple to implement and enhances speed and agility.”

DysrupIT™ CEO Andrew McCarroll commented, “The alliance with SolCyber fits seamlessly into our strategy of helping clients transform their business: moving them to Cloud and migrating from legacy models to as-a-Service. We already support clients across our operations, at an enterprise level with SaaS applications such as Oracle and to a granular level as with Couchbase’s database-as-a-service. Extending our relationships to provide consumption-based security gives Company Boards affordable options that can be implemented quickly and with no major CAPEX requirement.”

About DysrupIT

DysrupIT is an Australian IT Services provider working with Australian companies and governments to address complex business challenges, from digital transformation to cybersecurity.  Industry leaders from DysrupIT™ and SolCyber will co-manage this innovative service. For more information, go to https://dysrupit.com/cyber-security/.

Ready to take your cyber security to the next level? Contact us today to learn more about how DysrupIT, powered by SolCyber’s comprehensive security solutions, can protect your business and reduce risk. Email Marco Hermosura at [email protected]

About SolCyber

SolCyber, a Forgepoint Capital company, is the first modern MSSP to deliver a curated stack of enterprise strength security tools and services that are streamlined, accessible and affordable for any organization. SolCyber is disrupting the status quo, by providing a new standard of managed security services that work to reduce cyber risk, wastage, and complexity. We believe in a secure environment for all. For more information about SolCyber, visit www.solcyber.com.

Australian Cyber Security Skills Shortage. What’s the deal?

Cyber threats have become more numerous and sophisticated in Australia, which relies heavily on technology for its economy to thrive.

The Annual Cyber Threat Report released by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), July 2021/22, highlighted over 76,000 cybercrime reports, an increase of 13% year-on-year.

Businesses and Government are concerned about this alarming rate and the potential impact on their businesses.

In the last 60 x days, a number of large enterprises in Australia have seen significant cybersecurity breaches. These massive breaches have compromised the personal information of more than 20 million customers combined, with estimates this could represent almost 40% of the country’s population.

Has it served as a wake-up call? Maybe.

But the threat of breaches has existed long before these recent incidents.

Businesses and Government must safeguard themselves against all threats, including malware, ransomware, hackers, viruses, and other online risks.

Current Landscape

Ransomware continues to be the most harmful cybercrime, focusing on the reputation of Australian companies. Criminal or hostile state actors steal personal information and use them to extort or gain an advantage. Companies and Government can lose critical data, intellectual property, and in the process, a large number of customers.

Cybercrime actors continually scan company networks looking for gaps or lapses they can use as entry points. Unless prevented, gaining entry to critical infrastructure will give these malicious actors access to valuable information, data, and essential services.
Companies can suffer massive losses. Small and medium businesses can fail from operational disruption, loss of customers, or the lack of funds to cover the impact. Regrettably, some don’t survive.

For instance, the average cost for small businesses is over $39,000. Medium businesses, $88,000 and large, more than $62,000. Larger companies often have deeper pockets, helping them to swim. It’s a different case for small and medium enterprises.

How can Australian companies address the issue?

Cyber defence must be a top priority for every Australian in light of the growing risks to the country’s digitally dependent economy. Every organisation needs a cyber-literate workforce with competent knowledge in protecting the company’s digital assets.

Cyber literacy is critical since all Australian companies use the internet to do business. Regardless of what they do, everyone in the company should acquire skills to help them secure their workplace from cyber threats.

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and have found ways to trick workers into clicking websites and links, causing companies to become vulnerable. Even the most cyber-literate employees will need professional assistance from trained cybersecurity experts.

These experts are responsible for planning and implementing security measures to defend computer networks and systems against cyberattacks. The main tasks include monitoring, detection, investigation, analysis, and response.

Several organisations in Australia are developing their cyber defence teams in response to cybersecurity concerns. Some build them in-house, while others outsource their cybersecurity needs to external service providers.

However, companies face a hindrance to building their cybersecurity teams: skills shortage.

Skills Shortage in Cybersecurity

The Australian cyber skills gap is reaching a crisis point at a time when the country is facing a rise in attacks. Without the support of expert cybersecurity professionals, businesses and the Government cannot build and maintain effective lines of defence. In many cases, they only realise a breach after the event. With the right expertise and tools, professionally designed and operated cyber security services can be an important part of a preventative strategy, repelling attacks before the damage is done.

Australia is currently facing a cybersecurity skills shortage

Australia is currently facing a cybersecurity skills shortage.

The latest 2022 Skills Priority List release from the Australian Government shows a shortage of all cybersecurity-related jobs.
The country’s education system addresses the skills shortage by launching new cybersecurity degrees and courses, an essential pillar in building security capability. But it is a medium to long-term approach. This pipeline of graduates trickle feeds into the industry. It takes years of hands-on commercial experience for these graduates to reach an acceptable knowledge level to make a real difference. Meanwhile, the attacks continue, and Businesses and Government remain vulnerable. Continued attacks can have a tangible impact on consumer confidence, especially if inflicted downtimes impact financial services or critical infrastructure, such as utilities.

The vital need for cybersecurity experts is projected to continue. By 2026, Australia is expected to require an additional 16,600 people in the field of cybersecurity. Reducing the widening gap will need to be tackled at multiple levels.

Meeting the threats and building national capability requires an open-minded approach. It will take a coordinated and concerted effort from all stakeholders. Government and industry must embrace “re-tooling” the workforce to add security skills that bring business knowledge. The education system needs to continue to nurture graduates at an entry level. Immigration of skilled security professionals will help with more pressing demands. And (as the pandemic demonstrated), remote (and sometimes offshore) based cybersecurity services will provide an immediate line of defence.

Skilled immigration and remote offshore solutions can be controversial solutions for some stakeholders.

However, these options need to be on the table and considered as part of a larger defence strategy.

What we all seem to agree on is that Australia needs cybersecurity experts now.

How can DysrupIT™ help?

DysrupIT™ can help with bigger-picture approaches to bolster Australia’s cyber security readiness. As an Australian IT Services provider, we work with Australian companies and governments to help solve their business challenges, from digital transformation to cybersecurity.

Our Cyber Security Team works 24 x 7, identifying and responding to all forms of cyber threats to which our clients and partners are exposed. Our local Team will design a security solution that fits your specific requirements and budget. At the same time, our Philippines-based Global Security Hub will continually watch over your operations, from coast-to-coast and beyond, all day, every day, identifying and responding to immediate and future threats.

Cyber threats are an everyday part of running a business. Talk to one of our local experts for a pragmatic discussion (in plain English) on how you can protect it.

We take Cyber Security seriously. Email [email protected] to learn more or book a free consult today.