State of Michigan's Brian Kettles
Bill Mann, chief product officer at Centrify.
Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, has announced that the US State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) has successfully implemented Centrify Infrastructure Services to reduce the risk of data breaches.
The Centrify solution empowers the Michigan DTMB to increase security, comply with a myriad of Federal regulations, and improve audit performance using centralised privileged identity management.
Before deploying Centrify, DTMB used a home-grown identity solution and was challenged by offering privileged access to too many users. The lack of visibility made it difficult to centrally provide and manage access control compliance for regulations, industry standards, and policies, which resulted in audits from critical citizen agencies that provided key services.
Global energy system specialist Victron Energy is expanding grid-connection approvals globally for its new MultiPlus-II battery inverter-charger, boosting the market for this robust unit that works both on and off-grid.
Victron will also use the standards-compliance and competitive pricing of the MultiPlus-II to pursue large deployments that involve major rollouts of standardised energy storage systems across many sites.
Victron Energy BV Managing Director Matthijs Vader said the MultiPlus-II would expand Victron’s reach globally. “The new technical design and standards compliance of the MultiPlus-II brings the familiar Victron Energy MultiPlus technology to a world market at an even more competitive price,” he said.
“The MultiPlus-II is ideal for grid-connected applications such as distributed Virtual Power Plant (VPP) deployments that can both supply energy for individual houses and, collectively, deliver energy to the grid in a coordinated manner. This is an emerging market need that Victron is looking to support globally.”
Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, is concerned that complying with the increasing amount of red tape required to retain personal information may hamper the ability of a business to protect that customer information successfully.
Already this year, Australian companies have seen the implementation of national Notifiable Data Breach legislation and the mandating of GDPR regulations for businesses with a presence in Europe. In addition, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is currently developing a new proposed cybersecurity standard, CPS 234, planned to take force from July next year to further strengthen the Australian financial system. In April this year, the New Zealand Government announced plans to refresh its three-year-old Cyber Security Strategy.
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said regulatory protection of information privacy was completely commendable. “The challenge that faces companies is they have to defend against cyberattacks while also having to comply with multiple regulations from diverse jurisdictions,” he said.