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Securing the nation

Hafizah Osman | Feb. 8, 2013
The Federal Government has slapped security on the frontline of IT agendas with its announcement of a new cyber security centre in Canberra and an additional $1.46 billion in funding for cyber security as part of a new national security blueprint.

"Going into a paperless society, it is a massive area for the channel to work in. There is going to be enormous demand for industry consultancy, audits, and infrastructure changes to support the environment -- we will see more partnering between different groups," she said. WhiteGold Solutions managing director, Dominic Whitehand, said opportunities for the channel within security lay in the Cloud space: "They should look into Cloud security either as a pure-play Cloud service or a hybrid with existing on-premise solutions, advanced malware protection, data backup and disaster recovery, next generation firewall and next generation intrusion prevention, data forensics and more."

Whitehand claimed that the NBN rollout will further drive cyber-security.

"Increased connection speeds mean access to higher level services in the Cloud, so many Cloud based security solutions become more viable. The very nature of the NBN rollout has meant that more infrastructure has been, and still is being, implemented, which all needs protecting," he said.


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