Cyber security: 2 April 2020, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm

Join the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to learn about the latest cyber security trends and strategies to protect your businesses.

“The latest Cyber threats risks to secure against, including identification of risks across multiple platforms, how to mitigate cyber risk and an Israeli perspective on the next generation of Cyber security solutions”.

Cyber security is now one of the biggest threats to business continuity. Data leaks, breaches, and cyber-crime continue to hit the headlines. Critical infrastructure, mobile phones and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are susceptible, and ransomware virus attacks are on the rise.

However, research shows the brunt of Australian small businesses are underprepared for cyber-attacks, with only 13 per cent of 400 small businesses surveyed from the 2017 MYOB SME Snapshot stating they had a cyber security plan in place.

So what can you do as a small business owner to understand what solutions are available to support your business going forward?

Join us and hear from an Israeli cyber-security expert discuss the latest cyber security trends and strategies to protect your businesses.

With a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, strong government support and a steady stream of talented, well-trained cyber security experts, Israel has become a global cybersecurity powerhouse, attracting around 20% of the global private cyber security investment each year, as well as exporting over $6.5 billion in cybersecurity products last year.

Cybersecurity investment in Israel surged 47% to over $1b in 2018, and data protection is the fastest-growing vertical in Israel, with 13 new startups in the field, according to an industry tracker report.

So, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a world-leading expert from Australian-based Israeli cyber-security company – about the threats facing your business and new strategies to protect your organisation.

Speaker: Mr Sharat Sinha, Vice President & GM, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Singapore, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd

Sharat Sinha is the Vice President & General Manager, for the Asia-Pacific & Japan region at Check Point Software Technologies. In this role he has responsibility to grow Check Point’s APAC business through adoption and deployments of the state of the art Cyber security solutions. Prior to Check Point he was at VMware, where he led their Commercial and Partner Business, as Vice-President for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. He has also worked as the Theater Vice-President and General Manager for the Asia- Pacific region at Palo Alto Networks and before that at Tellabs. Sharat built his leadership career in Cisco for over 11 years in leadership roles across the Asia-pacific region. Sharat holds a Doctorate in business management from the University of South Australia and has a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering. He also holds a Postgraduate degree in Industrial and Management engineering from the Indian institute of Technology (IIT).

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This is a free event hosted by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

This event is designed to benefit small and medium Australian businesses.

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