Centrify, delivering Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, warns that many Australian businesses need to rethink their approach to security to prepare for the new mandatory data breach notification law taking effect this month.
The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 enacts the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in Australia from February 22 this year. The NDB scheme mandates that organisations suffering lost or breached data must notify affected customers as soon as they become aware of the breach and also report the incident to the Privacy Commissioner.
The legislation covers information such as personal details, credit reports, credit eligibility details, and tax file number (TFN) records held by organisations including Australian Government agencies, businesses and not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of $3 million or more, credit reporting bodies, health service providers, and TFN recipients, among others. Penalties range from fines of $360,000 for individuals to $1.8 million for organisations.
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said many businesses were security “sitting ducks” because their defences were out of date. “Today, businesses use a combination of cloud, on-premises and mobile services, which means traditional perimeter-based security is no longer effective,” he said.
Mossel Bay Municipality in the Southern Cape province of South Africa has eliminated the carbon footprint of its Technical Services Department buildings by deploying ZBM2 batteries from Redflow.
Installed in late 2016, the four 10 kilowatt-hour (kWh) zinc-bromine flow batteries have enabled the ageing offices to become net exporters of electricity to the power grid through the intelligent storage of energy harvested from 114 rooftop photovoltaic solar panels.
Mossel Bay Municipality Electricity and Mechanical Department Senior Manager Charles Geldenhuys said the Redflow energy storage system had exceeded expectations. “We are using more energy now than before the system was implemented,” he said.
GSN’s Homeland Security Awards for the second year in a row, beating out rivals for the top spot of this premier federal award.Centrify, delivering Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, was overnight named the Platinum winner for Best Identity Management Platform category of
Now in its ninth year, the GSN Homeland Security Awards are judged from a combination of client organisation, technological innovation or improvement, filling a recognised US government IT security need and flexibility of a solution to meet current and future organisational needs.
Centrify chief executive officer Tom Kemp said it was an honour to be recognised by GSN for the second year in a row. “Our customers’ businesses are a combination of cloud, on-premises and mobile or all the above — which means traditional perimeter-based security is no longer an option,” he said.