Zetta general manager Ben Sneddon says the Russian invasion of Ukraine has pushed cyber security to the forefront of the global agenda again, as demonstrated by Russia’s recent attack on Ukraine’s power grid.
Zetta is a privately owned, Western Australian based IT services provider, which specialises in assisting its clients to adopt, optimise and manage Microsoft’s modern work and security platforms.
In Microsoft’s 2021 Digital Defense Report, which tracks cyber threats against nation-states, Ukraine was second only to the USA in the number of attacks it had experienced over the past year. Given the history of cyber-attacks against Ukraine attributed to Russia, expert commentators assume current incursions into Ukraine will involve cyber warfare.
Mr Sneddon says given the increase in malicious cyber activity around the world, it’s time for organisations in Western Australia across both public and private sectors to evaluate their preparedness to protect, detect and respond to malicious attacks.
“Global trends really do show that more and more organisations are experiencing cyber security attacks and those attacks are becoming more sophisticated, so organisations of all sizes and all ownership structures need to continuously raise the bar when it comes to keeping their organisation’s data and systems secure,” he says.
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