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Governments and corporations alike must escalate the treatment of cybersecurity to the point where it is handled with the same severity as any other risk, speakers at this month’s Cisco Live! conference agreed as security and IT administrators gathered to weigh the progress of cybersecurity policy and technology.
It may not be a word that most CISOs use to describe their jobs, but the proclamation of Cisco Systems chief information security officer Steve Martino (read CSO Australia’s interview) that “it’s sexy to be a security person today” resonated strongly with the themes of this year’s Cisco Live! conference in Melbourne.
Australia’s mandatory breach disclosure legislation has leapfrogged that in other countries and reflects the government’s world-beating cybersecurity posture, Cisco Systems’ most senior security executive has advised while warning that Australian security innovators must not be afraid to “go for it” to help the country dominate the region’s cybersecurity agenda.
Seamless sharing of new threat information has pushed CSOs to give integrated security platforms more strategic urgency than in the past, a senior Cisco Security executive has warned as the company fills out its own platform offering to address increasing customer demands.
Organisational security capabilities may be improving on a regular basis but a confluence of issues means that security personnel are fighting an ever-widening ‘effectiveness gap’ that is keeping them on the back foot, a senior Cisco Systems security executive has warned.
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