Genetec™ Security Center and Seagate data storage enable efficient handling of petabytes of high-resolution video, door, and sensor data to provide a scalable solution for large scale facilities.
According to the Egress Insider Data Breach Survey 2021, it found that 94% of organisations experienced inside data breaches within the last year. 84% of the IT leaders surveyed advised human error was the top cause of the most serious incidents. Those surveyed also indicated that despite human error causing the most incidents less than one-fifth advised this to be their biggest concern.
According to the latest report from research organization Omdia, Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, continued to increase its global markets share, outpacing market growth in both VMS and Windows-based recorders categories. The report also revealed that Genetec retained its position as the global market share leader, recording the highest growth amongst the top five worldwide software manufacturers.
From the beginning of the pandemic and as it continues to pose a threat to the population globally; society and businesses are realising that more needs to be done to reduce infection rates. A major contributor to infection rates, particularly for a virus that can survive on most surfaces for hours, is the use of common touchpoints. In a single day, common touchpoints such as door handles & buttons can come into contact with thousands of people. The reduction or elimination of these touchpoints is therefore key.
The latest Australian Federal Budget handed down by the Government in May 2021, prioritised a $50 million investment in cybersecurity services in government, data centres and telecommunications networks. This spending reflects the growing need in Australia to ensure organisations are hardened to online threats.
Pandemic-related economic factors are likely to continue to present challenges across many industries in 2021. While the global pandemic has certainly taken the world by surprise, the security industry excels at planning for the unexpected and is resourceful in times of crisis. However, at a time when budgets are tight, many businesses, cities, critical infrastructure and transportation agencies need to be creative about how they use, update and redeploy their security systems across their organizations. When thinking more broadly about the role of physical security and what it can do beyond traditional applications to deliver more value, organizations need to think beyond the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic. They need to work to ensure that their investments not only solve today’s problems but also continue to play a strategic role even once the pandemic is finally in the rear-view mirror.
Recent research by antivirus vendor Kaspersky shows that almost a quarter of PC users globally are still using the end-of-life operating system Windows 7 which creates a security risk and vulnerability to cyberattacks. This operating system stopped receiving mainstream support in January 2020. Once an OS has come to the end of its life-cycle, the vendor will no longer issue any further updates which include critical security fixes.
Global research firm, Statista, projects IoT spending will surpass $1 trillion by 2023. But before you get lost in the cloud of opportunity, it’s critical to stay grounded. The average cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86 million globally. That figure increased 9.8 per cent year-on-year in Australia, priced at $3.35 million, a sobering fact to consider. Add to this, malicious attack breaches were more financially heavy, costing organisations across the globe on average $3.74 million instead of system glitches, at $2.90 million, and human error, at $2.82 million.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has received an average of 164 cybercrime reports a day. For this reason, Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of the businesses action plan. In an ever-growing and developing technological world, a new threat has emerged; Cybercrime. This threat targets not only individuals but also businesses and has an extensive global reach.
Fortis has partnered with Ermes to provide clients with a security solution to combat the evolving cybersecurity threats businesses are now faced with. Ermes is an intelligent anti-phishing software that acts directly on a browser to prevent and intervene on targeted web attacks that other security solutions cannot recognise.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has received an average of 164 cybercrime reports a day. For this reason, Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of the businesses action plan. In an ever-growing and developing technological world, a new threat has emerged; Cybercrime. These threats targets not only individuals but also businesses and has an extensive global reach.