CeBIT Puts Cyber Security High on the Agenda

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Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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The Australian federal government has officially announced its national cyber security policy, ahead of CeBIT Australia technology event.

With IT security high risk on Australia’s national agenda, the Australian government has committed $230 million to bolster defences. CeBIT Australia’s objective of the Cyber Security Conference is to provide the knowledge and skills for professionals to manage public information securely and protect public and private infrastructure from cyber-attacks.

“With more businesses providing products and services online and a strong drive for the government to transact online, the requirement to deliver secure and robust services is more important than ever before. Poor cyber security is a national threat, whereas a strong cyber security strategy will contribute positively to global economy.” said the organizer of CeBIT Australia Harvey Stockbridge.

“The government and industry will come together at CeBIT to collaborate and discuss the benefits of the internet for business and consumers, and how to make online systems and networks more resilient.” said Stockbridge.

Cyber security is not just the Australian Federal Government’s problem, it is a problem facing governments, businesses and individuals in all over the countries.

Lynwen Connick, First Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy and Intelligence Division, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet will give the keynote address at the CeBIT Cyber Security conference on 2 May, outlining the Government’s new Cyber Security Strategy and how private-public cooperation will be facilitated to boost innovation and improve cyber skills.

Mikhail Lopushanski, Chief Security Officer, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority will discuss the risk factors in shared computer services such as the cloud and examine the exposure of highly critical/sensitive IT assets to untrusted environments and their weaknesses.

With the national cyber security policy outlining the Government’s support to export Australian cyber security services, CeBIT Australia will showcase a range of exhibitors featuring security products and services including SafeT Email, Triskele Labs, Nybsys, R&M Insurance Brokers, Seccom Global, ditno, Barco Systems, BaQapp, Hacker Insurance Cover and WatchGuard Technologies, to name a few.

CeBIT Australia will bring together ICT and business technology professionals at Sydney Olympic Park from 2 - 4 May 2016.

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