The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-06-09T01:44:56Z Claroty Unveils First Zero-Infrastructure Cybersecurity Solution to Protect Industrial Enterprises 2021-06-09T01:44:56Z claroty-unveils-first-zero-infrastructure-cybersecurity-solution-to-protect-industrial-enterprises Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company, today announced Claroty Edge, a new, patent-pending addition to The Claroty Platform that delivers 100% visibility into industrial networks in minutes without requiring network changes, utilising sensors, or having any physical footprint. Combined with enhancements to its Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) solution – including CTD.Live, a SaaS-based deployment option, and new features for scalable deployments – Claroty now offers a complete portfolio of solutions that meet enterprises wherever they are on their industrial cybersecurity journey.“Network security in operational technology (OT) and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments means security products that can speak and understand the many proprietary industrial protocols, and provide both security operations center staff with increased visibility of the full operations and OT personnel with actionable information,” said Romain Fouchereau, research manager, European Security at IDC. “The ability to perform comprehensive network monitoring without needing to invest in extra sensors or other supporting components can help maintain system resiliency, especially in large, highly distributed organisations.”As there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all industrial network, organisations require cybersecurity solutions that can evolve with their objectives, without burdening their infrastructure or personnel with unnecessary hardware, complex configurations, lengthy deployments, or steep learning curves. The new and enhanced Claroty Platform achieves this by giving customers faster, easier, more-flexible paths to achieve the industrial cybersecurity objectives that are most important to them.“The recent cyber incidents with Colonial Pipeline and the Oldsmar, Florida water supply have underscored the need for asset owners and operators to mature their cybersecurity programs and make ‘eyes wide open’ decisions about the risks to their critical and vulnerable assets,” said Grant Geyer, chief product officer of Claroty. “Cyber risks to industrial control systems have consequences not only for the organisation, but also for public safety and the global supply chain, so every industrial enterprise has an obligation to start their cybersecurity journey. With Claroty’s enhanced platform, organisations can take advantage of the capabilities that are right for their needs today, and can evolve as the threat landscape changes and their cybersecurity programs mature.”Key Features and FunctionsWith these new additions and enhancements, The Claroty Platform has evolved to reveal, detect, protect, and connect any deployment structure, at any scale, in rapid time: Claroty Edge is the industry’s first zero-infrastructure industrial cybersecurity solution, functioning as a highly flexible edge-data collector to deliver 100% visibility in minutes, with a simple, easy setup and absolutely no network footprint. It equips customers to discover a complete OT, IoT, and IIoT global asset inventory, as well as identify and manage the vulnerabilities and risks affecting those assets.Claroty Edge is an optimal entry-point for those who are just beginning their industrial cybersecurity journey, as well as an exemplary scalable solution for those expanding their existing coverage to air-gapped, remote, smaller, or differently prioritised sites.Beyond this, customers can leverage it to conduct audit requests and report compliance for industrial networks, M&A due diligence on target third-party environments, and faster and more effective incident response. CTD.Live is a SaaS-based deployment option for enterprises embracing the cloud as a core component of their industrial cybersecurity strategy. It is uniquely suited to support robust digital transformation initiatives because it is fast, scalable, and ensures CTD’s visibility and threat detection capabilities are always up to date. CTD.Live also reduces total cost of ownership by eliminating certain hardware requirements and extending inventory, risk and vulnerability, and monitoring coverage to newly added assets automatically as customer networks expand. CTD version 4.3 provides greater flexibility in how critical asset, alert, and risk data can be accessed, managed, and manipulated, both directly within CTD and via integrations with third-party SIEM providers. It includes new options for segmentation via Virtual Zones, enabling customers to further customise and fine-tune their segmentation and alerting policies for stronger, more accurate detection of risky communications and other indicators of malicious activity. Secure Remote Access (SRA): The scalability of all of these capabilities increases by combining CTD.Live with Claroty’s SRA solution, which provides internal and third-party personnel with frictionless, reliable, and highly secure access to industrial networks. Customers can also use Claroty Edge to blueprint and optimise SRA deployments, thereby reducing the time and resources required for full implementation. “We needed an OT tool that complements Claroty CTD’s real-time monitoring to reveal the unreachable blind spots in Pfizer’s main manufacturing environments. With Claroty Edge, we attained this faster than ever imagined,” said Jim LaBonty, head of global automation engineering at Pfizer. “Its unique offering and approach deliver a complete, detailed inventory of all OT and IoT assets in both integrated and standalone networks, in a matter of minutes and with a few clicks. This would have otherwise taken several weeks. Claroty Edge takes the heavy lifting out of managing the plethora of OT assets in production and empowers us to better secure our production environments.”Claroty Edge is generally available now, while CTD.Live and CTD 4.3 will be available in July 2021. To learn more about The Claroty Platform, please request a demo.About ClarotyClaroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents.To learn more, visit www.claroty.com. DDLS announces new partnership with Practical DevSecOps 2021-05-21T01:35:37Z ddls-announces-new-partnership-with-practical-devsecops DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, partners with Practical DevSecOps (a Hysn Technologies Inc company) to offer self-paced, vendor neutral DevSecOps training and certification programs for IT and security professionals in Australia.New courses including the ‘Certified DevSecOps Professional’ and ‘Certified DevSecOps Expert’ will soon be made available in Australia. These courses will train developers on how to embed cybersecurity checks into every stage of the development lifecycle, rather than just inserting a security verification check at the end, which has become common practice.Cyber security teams are struggling to keep up with the speed of DevOps teams who deploy code to production multiple times a day. DevSecOps is a way to insert cybersecurity assurance throughout the development lifecycle, ensuring applications are completely secure.The ‘professional’ certification is designed for intermediate-level developers and covers concepts such as Security as Code, Compliance as Code and Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code, while the ‘expert’ certification moves to more advanced concepts such as Threat Modelling as Code, RASP/IAST, Container Security, Secrets Management and more.DevSecOps is a key emerging skillset that will be crucial for organisations to embrace as the adoption of DevOps continues to rise. IT professionals who have experience integrating security practices into the development process will be high in demand. According to data from Foote Partners, DevSecOps skills are the highest paying non-certified IT skills, earning IT professionals a median 19 per cent of their base salary with a reported range of 16 to 21 per cent.“With Australia’s largest portfolio of IT and cybersecurity training, we are always looking for opportunities to provide organisations with the most in-demand skills. After identifying a critical gap in DevSecOps skills, we wanted to improve access to flexible, vendor-neutral training programs to alleviate this. Partnering with Practical DevSecOps has enabled DDLS to introduce a new self-paced training solution to the market, thereby assisting organisations who want to apply security automation in DevOps through new approaches, technologies and tools but don’t necessarily have the skills yet”, said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS.Both courses include access to an online simulation-based DevSecOps Training Platform, which includes 30 days access to live labs for professionals to practice their skills in a realistic environment. The certification also includes an online task-oriented exam, which enables students to demonstrate practical knowledge gained in the course by solving challenges within a set timeframe.''In partnership with DDLS, we are excited to be able to offer state of the art DevSecOps training courses and certification in Australia. This will ensure that we continue our role in supporting the community of people and organisations looking for ways to improve data security across their applications'', added Imran Mohammad, CEO of Practical DevSecOps.Find out more information about the new courses: https://www.ddls.com.au/courses/devops/devsecops/- END - About DDLSDDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We partner with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals remain up to date with new processes, technology, and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of Technology, Process and People. We provide extensive training options tailored to your organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. About Practical DevSecOpsPractical DevSecOps was founded to provide quality security training and to serve the security community, and is the only dedicated DevSecOps certification provider in the world. We have more than 50 Certified DevSecOps Professionals across the globe and over 400 students who have taken our courses. The Practical DevSecOps approach combines the knowledge of industry experts with hands-on training in state-of-the-art online labs, practice-based testing and access to a community of likeminded individuals. Claroty and Yokogawa Engineering Asia Partner to Secure Process Operations 2021-04-15T01:46:58Z claroty-and-yokogawa-engineering-asia-partner-to-secure-process-operations-1 Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company, and Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd., a leading provider of industrial automation and instrumentation solutions, today announced their partnership that gives Yokogawa customers in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand access to the Claroty Platform as an added product or service, or embedded within Yokogawa’s managed security services. The two companies’ reseller agreement is designed to further secure process operations against cyber threats. The partnership expands upon Claroty and Yokogawa’s reseller agreement in Europe, established last year.“Our software combined with Yokogawa’s expertise gives organisations like IRPC Public Company Limited Thailand deep visibility into their industrial environments, comprehensive security controls for those environments, and actionable insights that allow them to better assess and improve their security posture,” said Eddie Stefanescu, General Manager of APJ at Claroty. “We are delighted with the proven success of this collaboration with Yokogawa to date and look forward to its continued global expansion.”Assets in industrial environments – including operational technology (OT), Internet of Things (IoT), and industrial IoT (IIoT) – are hard to detect, hard to manage, and even harder to secure. Adding to this challenge is the accelerating convergence of IT and OT networks, which enhances the efficiency of industrial operations, but also increases the attack surface available to adversaries. As a result, industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure providers need to be able to detect and respond to cyber threats more quickly and effectively than ever before. “Yokogawa is continuously investing in secure products and services as part of our commitment to quality, safety, security, reliability, and sustainability, with highly competent and experienced resources in Asia,” said Charles Lim, Head of Digital Innovation & Security Solution at Yokogawa Engineering Asia. “Our partnership with Claroty further reinforces process operation cyber security protection and will deliver plant security lifecycle services based on the defence-in-depth approach corresponding to international standards for enhanced operational resilience.”Available as an added product or service or embedded within Yokogawa’s managed security services, the Claroty Platform reveals 100% of OT, IoT, and IIoT assets on enterprise networks and protects them from vulnerabilities, emerging threats, malicious insiders, and unintentional errors. Its resilient threat detection model continually monitors the network for both known and unknown threats, automatically weeds out false positives, and gives clear direction on how to take action. This is all enriched by Claroty’s extensive ecosystem of third-party technical integrations, as well as the latest threat signatures and remediation guidance from the renowned Claroty Research Team.For more information about Claroty, please request a demo.About ClarotyClaroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents.To learn more, visit www.claroty.com.About Yokogawa Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business, the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability. Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 114 companies spanning 62 countries, generating US$3.7 billion in sales in FY2019. For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com. The names of corporations, organisations, products, services and logos herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Yokogawa Electric Corporation or their respective holders. Claroty Launches its FOCUS Partner Program 2021-03-19T02:25:53Z claroty-launches-its-focus-partner-program-1 Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company, today introduced its Claroty FOCUS Partner Program. The three-tier program is designed to align to and support all partners’ differentiated business models and expand the ecosystem’s ability to become trusted advisors on industrial cybersecurity. The Claroty FOCUS Partner Program launch is the latest in a series of milestones the company achieved in the last few months. At the end of 2020, the company reported record growth as well as doubling its customer base, with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of over 60, indicating high customer satisfaction. Claroty also closed the year with 30% headcount growth, with plans to hire more than 100 new employees in 2021. Specific to the FOCUS program, Claroty expanded its partner coverage by 50% with the addition of Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, CrowdStrike, Atos, Yokogawa, and others to its roster, and also tripled the size of its channel team, making several hires worldwide to support this expansion and customer demand. “The industrial economy requires a strong ecosystem of partners that secure, detect, and manage assets in critical infrastructure environments, and we built the Claroty FOCUS Program to support these partners,” said Keith Carter, VP of worldwide channels and alliances at Claroty. “Our partners are a critical part of the Claroty fabric protecting our mutual customers’ attacks on their industrial environments. The program empowers our partners to deliver effective, high-value solutions and services that address customers’ industrial cybersecurity needs.” The Claroty FOCUS Program includes: Upgraded Partner Portal for streamlined, unlimited access to technical and business tools, training (via the Learning Management System), deal registration, collateral and guides, market development funds (MDF), and other key resources New Partner Levels include Authorised, Visionary, and Elite, with certifications for Visionary and Elite, to help these members develop strong industrial cybersecurity pre- and post-sales teams, increase profitability and improve customer lifetime value Partner Tracks that deliver tailored programs for specific partner focus areas, including: IACS/ICS Vendors: Control System Manufacturers, SCADA, and DCS Providers, Engineering and Design Services Managed Security Solutions Providers (MSSPs): Operational Technology (OT) Security Monitoring and Response, Forensic and Incident Response, Threat Intelligence and Hunting, Data Analytics and Reporting, Telemetry Services Consultants: Global and Regional Consultants, Security Assessments, Advisory, Consultancy, Managed Services OT Security Integrators: System Integrators, ICS Engineering Firms, Value-Added Resellers Specialisations for OEM, Building Management Systems (BMS), Claroty Authorised Support Center, and MSSP partners “Securing OT environments is a unique challenge that requires tools and skill sets that are tailored to the network activity and risks specific to them," said Rachael Conrad, vice president and general manager, Global Services Business at Rockwell Automation. “The combination of Rockwell’s OT knowledge, global reach and managed support offerings with Claroty’s OT visibility and threat detection software makes that possible. One example is how we helped a major life sciences company quickly discover and profile all of its OT assets, as well as detect anomalies and known threats in real-time. As OT environments are being targeted more and more by threat actors, Claroty’s partner program will help us work even better together to innovatively develop more ways to help support customers reduce their risk and minimise disruption.” Along with the launch of the Claroty FOCUS Program, today the company also announced its inaugural Partner of the Year Awards, which recognise the top-performing partners who are having the greatest impact on the growing adoption of The Claroty Platform worldwide. The 2020 winners by region are: Global: Rockwell Automation North America: Velta Technologies Latin America: NTT Ltd. EMEA: Kudelski Security APJ: Deloitte Australia The Claroty Platform reveals 100% of OT, Internet of Things (IoT), and industrial IoT (IIoT) assets on enterprise networks and protects them from vulnerabilities, emerging threats, malicious insiders, and unintentional errors. Its resilient threat detection model continually monitors the network for both known and unknown threats, automatically weeds out false positives, and gives clear direction on how to take action. This is all enriched by Claroty’s extensive ecosystem of third-party technical integrations, as well as the latest threat signatures and remediation guidance from the renowned Claroty Research Team. Learn more about the Claroty FOCUS Program here. About Claroty Claroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents. To learn more, visit www.claroty.com. AIICT introduces new Certified Artificial Intelligence Professional course developed with AWS 2021-03-09T02:00:03Z aiict-introduces-new-certified-artificial-intelligence-professional-course-developed-with-aws The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) has introduced a new ‘Certified Artificial Intelligence Professional’ course, jointly developed with Amazon Web Services (AWS)for aspiring Artificial Intelligence (AI) developers and Machine Learning (ML) professionals.The course enables novice practitioners who are interested in entering the field of AI to become job-ready engineers in just six months. There will be a skill assessment to evaluate the student’s current skills and experience, but the only prerequisites are a basic understanding of mathematics and statistics and, or alternatively, relevant experience in the industry, such as an internship.According to the 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report, ‘AI, cognitive computing and machine learning’ was reported as the second weakest IT skillset in organisations across the world, presenting serious hiring challenges for IT managers.[1] The lack of skilled AI professionals forms part of a broader technology skills shortage in Australia, with new research commissioned by AWS revealing that Australia will require an additional 6.5 million newly-skilled and reskilled digital workers by 2025 to meet future demand for technology skills (79 per cent more than Australia currently has).Jon Lang, CEO of AIICT said, “We’re seeing a severe shortage of skilled AI professionals and in many instances, organisations are simply unable to fill these roles. With AI and ML becoming a critical part of the digital transformation process for many organisations, the demand is on the rise for engineers with these specific skills across a wide range of industries.” “At AIICT, we are committed to providing all our students with the most contemporary, relevant and future-focused skills. Together with AWS we hope to address the skyrocketing demand in the AI field and support those looking to start their career as an AI engineer,” added Lang.An ‘Artificial Intelligence Specialist’ is currently the top emerging job role in both Australia and the United States, according to the LinkedIn 2020 Report, with hiring growth surging 74% annually in the last four years.[2]Moreover, as of January 2021, the average salary for a Machine Learning Engineer in Australia is estimated at $94,255 ($1,812 weekly), according to Indeed.[3] This is 34% above the average annual earnings for all employees in Australia, which is $66,575 ($1,280 weekly), according to the ABS[4].“There have been rapid technological advances in cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, however we still face an ongoing skills shortage in these areas,” said Melanie Botha, Head of Training and Certification, Australia and New Zealand. “AWS is passionate about continual education, and the need to build new digital skills to drive economic growth and job creation in Australia and New Zealand. Together with AIICT, we want to close the digital skills gap, equip individuals with job-ready skills that will boost their employability, and support the upskilling of our nation.” AIICT is a start-up launched in 2019 by DDLS, one of Australia’s largest providers of corporate IT and cybersecurity training, and is one of only two authorised AWS Training Partners in the country.The Certified Artificial Intelligence Professional course prepares individuals for a role as an entry-level AI developer or Machine Learning Engineer. Through its unique Industry Partner Program, AIICT connects recent graduates with leading employers to help them secure a front-line role, while simultaneously tackling skills shortages in the field.The course incorporates three globally recognised AWS certifications, including AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Data Analytics and AWS Certified Machine Learning, as well as the TensorFlow Developer Certificate.The hands-on course places a high focus on the development of real-world skills, and provides students access to unique ‘live labs’, which enable them to practice developing and deploying machine learning models in a simulated work environment.The course platform also includes video content, quizzes, expert led webinars and direct access to online mentorship from industry experts, who are on hand to guide students through the course material.AIICT operates using a unique self-paced course schedule, which is not bound by the traditional academic structures of terms and semesters. The flexible learning options allow students to build an online learning schedule around their life and encourages people who may not have considered a career in AI as an option previously, to undertake training.The AIICT platform also allows students to join a community of like-minded individuals for communication and collaboration as they progress through the course.Some of the course’s key learning outcomes include:Understanding the fundamentals of AI/ML processes and concepts, and elements of data science.Learning the key concepts of cloud computing with a deep dive into AWS.Gaining skills in Python, SQL JavaScript, and Deep Learning.Learning how to build scalable AI-powered algorithms with TensorFlow.Exploring ML toolsets and processes to build models with Amazon SageMaker and computer visions based on smart applications.Understanding data analytics and its application to AWS Download the full Certified Artificial Intelligence Professional course guide here.- END - About AIICTThe Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) is a start-up launched by DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of vendor-certified cybersecurity and ICT training in Australia. Launched in 2019, AIICT was designed to provide those in the ICT and cybersecurity industries, or those looking to enter the industries with the most contemporary, relevant, and future-focused skills needed to succeed. As an operational division of DDLS, AIICT aims to provide online, self-paced, and nationally accredited cybersecurity and ICT training, leveraging the experience, skills and knowledge DDLS has accumulated as leaders in this industry for more than 30 years. The training is delivered via the Moodle LMS platform and leverages world renowned content from CompTIA, Skillsoft, Microsoft and LinkedIn Learning. [1] Global Knowledge 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report[2] LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report[3] Indeed Website 2020[4] Australian Bureau of Statistics, Average Weekly Earnings Australia AIICT expands portfolio with ten new courses to help address ICT skills shortage 2021-02-25T01:13:09Z aiict-expands-portfolio-with-ten-new-courses-to-help-address-ict-skills-shortage The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) has introduced a new series of industry certified bootcamp programs and nationally-recognised qualifications to meet the surging demand for skilled ICT professionals in Australia. The bootcamps support the Morrison Government’s recently announced Digital Skills Organisation (DSO) pilot, which recognises the importance of non-accredited training to support the development of skills of the future workforce. The bootcamp programs run for six months and comprise of several vendor-specific certifications. The courses include ‘Cloud Computing Certified Professional’, ‘Certified Microsoft Full Stack Developer’, ‘Certified Artificial Intelligence Professional’, ‘Growth Marketing Professional’ and ‘Certified Project Management Professional’.The decision to introduce the bootcamps follows the VET sector’s increasing move away from nationally recognised qualifications to vendor-specific, industry-certified training. According to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, preference for accredited training courses has declined steadily in recent years, with employers increasingly less satisfied that these courses provide their employees with the most relevant and important skills for their business. This has led many organisations to preference non-accredited training provided by private technology vendors such as Microsoft and AWS.Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS said, “Our customers are definitely showing a growing interest in non-accredited vendor certifications. One key reason for this is employers want to develop skills that are highly relevant and specific to the programs and services their organisation uses daily. Non-accredited vendor certifications can be customised to the specific needs of the business, compared with traditional accredited courses which contain more broad course content.”“While our industry certified bootcamp programs continue to gain popularity, there will always be a place for nationally recognised qualifications, which cover all of the fundamentals and provide students with a solid foundation to launch their careers in technology. We understand that every individual and business has different training preferences, and it is imperative that we provide more training options in both the non-accredited and accredited realms if we are to tackle Australia’s critical ICT skills shortages”, added Lang.AIICT has simultaneously announced five new accredited courses including ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Administration Support), ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Website Development), ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development), ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) and ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security).The ten new courses were introduced with the collective aim of filling ICT skills gaps in Australia, by providing relevant training courses for career development. AIICT’s existing course portfolio currently offers the non-accredited ‘Certified Data Science Professional’ and ‘Certified Cybersecurity Professional’ bootcamps, as well as the accredited courses ‘Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)’, ‘Diploma of Website Development’ and ‘Diploma of Information Technology’.The 2020 IT Skills and Salary report reaffirmed the growing skills shortages in the Asia-Pacific region, with 76% of IT decision-makers reporting skills gaps in their organisations, a 10% increase from just two years ago. With 68% of IT decision-makers worldwide anticipating new skills gaps in the next two years, AIICT has taken immediate action to support the development of in-demand IT skillsets in Australia.Full details on each of the new courses has been provided below:1. Certified Microsoft Full Stack Developer – Developed in partnership with Microsoft and the DevOps Institute, this course provides students with three globally-recognised certifications and enables them to manage front-end and back-end web development.2. Growth Marketing Professional – Developed in partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute, this course gives students the theoretical and empirical knowledge to run data-driven marketing programs that lead to sustainable growth in an organisation.3. Cloud Computing Certified Professional – This course will provide students with a solid understanding of how to plan, configure, deploy, and manage a cloud solution across all three major vendors – Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google.4. Certified Project Management Professional – This certification is aimed at current and aspiring project managers or professionals who manage projects in technology, covering both PRINCE 2 and Agile methodologies. (Available from March)5. Certified Artificial Intelligence Professional – Developed with AWS, this course prepares students for a role as an entry-level AI developer or Machine Learning Engineer.6. ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Website Development) – This course enables students to manage website development projects, conceptualise website designs, and develop and maintain websites and databases.7. ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Administration Support) – This course equips students with in-demand skills in systems administration, technical support and cyber security for a wide range of roles in IT.8. ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) – Designed for students with mid-level IT skills, this course provides specialised knowledge and skills required configure and manage virtual computing environments and network security. (Available from March)9. ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development) – This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to develop and maintain website information architecture and data. (Available from March)10. ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) – The course provides aspiring cybersecurity professionals with essential skills and knowledge to protect sensitive data and information through security architecture in addition to developing disaster recovery and contingency plans. (Available from March)AIICT is a start-up launched in 2019 by DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training. Since launch, AIICT has enrolled over 500 students and student numbers continue to grow month on month. Through its unique Industry Partner Program, AIICT connects recent graduates with leading employers to help them secure a front-line role, while simultaneously tackling skills shortages in the field.To learn more about the new courses, please visit https://aiict.edu.au/. - END -About AIICTThe Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) (RTO No: 51681) is a start-up launched by DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of vendor-certified cybersecurity and ICT training. Launched in 2019, AIICT provides those in the ICT and cybersecurity industries, or those looking to enter the industries with the most contemporary, relevant, and future-focused skills needed to succeed. As an operational division of DDLS, AIICT aims to provide online, self-paced, industry certified boot camp programs, along with nationally accredited cybersecurity and ICT training, leveraging the experience, skills and knowledge DDLS has accumulated as leaders in this industry for more than 30 years. The training is delivered via the Moodle LMS platform and leverages world renowned content from CompTIA, Skillsoft, Pluralsight, Microsoft, AWS, DevOps Institute, Digital Marketing Institute and more. ICS vulnerabilities increased in second half of 2020 as gaps in remote work expand attack surfaces 2021-02-05T00:32:05Z ics-vulnerabilities-increased-in-second-half-of-2020-as-gaps-in-remote-work-expand-attack-surfaces Throughout the second half (2H) of 2020, 71% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed were remotely exploitable through network attack vectors, according to the second Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report released today by Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company. The report also revealed a 25% increase in ICS vulnerabilities disclosed compared to 2019, as well as a 33% increase from 1H 2020.The report comprises the Claroty Research Team’s discoveries alongside trusted open sources, including the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), CERT@VDE, MITRE, and industrial automation vendors Schneider Electric and Siemens. During 2H 2020, 449 vulnerabilities affecting ICS products from 59 vendors were disclosed. Of those, 70% were assigned high or critical Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scores, and 76% do not require authentication for exploitation. “The accelerated convergence of IT and OT networks due to digital transformation enhances the efficiency of ICS processes, but also increases the attack surface available to adversaries,” said Amir Preminger, vice president of research at Claroty. “Nation-state actors are clearly looking at many aspects of the network perimeter to exploit, and cybercriminals are also focusing specifically on ICS processes, which emphasises the need for security technologies such as network-based detection and secure remote access in industrial environments. It is heartening to see a growing interest in ICS within the security research community, as we must shine a brighter light on these vulnerabilities in order to keep threats at arm’s length.” Vulnerabilities on the rise in critical manufacturing, energy, and water and wastewater sectorsThe critical manufacturing, energy, water and wastewater, and commercial facilities sectors—all designated as critical infrastructure sectors—were by far the most impacted by vulnerabilities disclosed during 2H 2020 and shows increases from the previous two years across the board: Critical manufacturing increased 15% from 2H 2019 and 66% from 2H 2018Energy increased 8% from 2H 2019 and 74% from 2H 2018Water and wastewater increased 54% from 2H 2019 and 63% from 2H 2018Commercial facilities increased 14% from 2H 2019 and 140% from 2H 2018 Assessment of ICS vulnerabilities sees growth in third-party researchers The number of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 2020 increased by more than 30% compared to 2018 and nearly 25% compared to 2019. Two factors contribute to this spike in recent years: a heightened awareness of the risks posed by ICS vulnerabilities, and researchers and vendors increasingly focused on identifying and remediating security flaws as effectively and efficiently as possible. This growth indicates security research focused on ICS products is maturing. Third-party researchers were responsible for 61% of discoveries, many of which were cybersecurity companies. This signals a change in focus to include ICS alongside IT security research, which is further evidence of the accelerated convergence between IT and OT. Among all third-party discoveries, 22 reported their first disclosures, a positive sign of growth in the ICS vulnerability research market. The Claroty Research Team discovered and disclosed 41 vulnerabilities during 2H 2020, affecting 14 vendors. These represent the direction and core objectives of the team’s research focus. Overall, Claroty researchers have found and disclosed more than 70 ICS vulnerabilities to date. To access the complete set of findings, in-depth analysis, and additional steps to defend against improper access and risks, download the Claroty Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report: 2H 2020. AcknowledgementsThe primary author of this report is Chen Fradkin, security researcher at Claroty. Contributors include: Rotem Mesika, security research team lead at Claroty, Nadav Erez, director of innovation, Sharon Brizinov, vulnerability research team leader, and Amir Preminger, vice president of research at Claroty. Special thanks to the entire Claroty Research Team for providing exceptional support to various aspects of this report and research efforts that fueled it.About ClarotyClaroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents.To learn more, visit www.claroty.com. Claroty Hires Simon Chassar as Chief Revenue Officer as Demand for its Industrial Cybersecurity Platform Accelerates 2021-01-27T00:05:29Z claroty-hires-simon-chassar-as-chief-revenue-officer-as-demand-for-its-industrial-cybersecurity-platform-accelerates Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company, today announced the appointment of Simon Chassar as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Chassar brings 20 years of experience leading go-to-market (GTM) teams at global IT and cybersecurity organisations, driving billions in annual revenue. He joins after a year of record growth for the company, as adoption of The Claroty Platform has accelerated among the world’s leading enterprises to protect their industrial environments.“Having just closed a record-breaking quarter and looking ahead to even greater growth in 2021, I am excited to have Simon as part of our high-caliber leadership team,” said Yaniv Vardi, CEO of Claroty. “Hiring a CRO represents a pivotal moment in any company’s growth plan, and we knew we needed someone with proven success leading a globally distributed GTM team to take us to the next level, as we work to further solidify our position as the market leader in securing the industrial economy.”Claroty achieved remarkable growth in 2020, including: 64% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR)100% year-over-year increase in new customers, with several multi-million dollar deals across manufacturing, food & beverage, life sciences & pharmaceuticals, and critical infrastructure sectorsEstablished partnerships with Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, CrowdStrike, Check Point Software Technologies, Atos and othersHired more than 80 new employees, with plans to hire 100 more in 2021As CRO, Chassar leads Claroty’s global sales organisation including territories, partnerships, sales engineers, sales development, and revenue operations. He brings more than 20 years of IT industry experience across the GTM on hardware, software, and services at multinational organisations such as NTT, Cisco, Avaya, VMware, and Actifio. Prior to joining Claroty, he served as CRO of the security division of NTT, where he ran a sales, channel, and marketing organisation of more than 300 people, delivering $1.5 billion in revenue across products and services.“As industrial assets become increasingly digitised, complex, and challenging to secure, enterprises need a trusted advisor to support their industrial cybersecurity needs, including asset visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access,” said Chassar. “I joined Claroty because it is the clear leader in these areas, and I look forward to building on the impressive double-digit growth that the team has achieved to date by evolving our partner program, expanding our global footprint, and delivering enterprise-value outcomes for our customers.”The Claroty Platform reveals 100% of operational technology (OT), Internet of Things (IoT), and industrial IoT (IIoT) assets on enterprise networks and protects them from vulnerabilities, emerging threats, malicious insiders, and unintentional errors. Its resilient threat detection model continually monitors the network for both known and unknown threats, automatically weeds out false positives, and gives clear direction on how to take action. This is all enriched by Claroty’s extensive ecosystem of third-party technical integrations, as well as the latest threat signatures and remediation guidance from the renowned Claroty Research Team.For more information about Claroty, please request a demo.About ClarotyClaroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents.To learn more, visit www.claroty.com. EdventureCo acquires ENS International, a global leader in negotiation training 2020-12-17T01:20:14Z edventureco-acquires-ens-international-a-global-leader-in-negotiation-training EdventureCo, the wholly-owned education platform of AWN Holdings Limited (ASX:AWN), today announced the acquisition of ENS International, a global leader in virtual and face-to-face negotiation advice, support and training. Founded in 1978, ENS International has developed some of the most innovative negotiating and influencing methodologies in the market. The founders, Michael Hudson and Leo Hawkins, challenged the highly adversarial approach to negotiation that had long dominated corporate negotiation strategy and created organisation-wide negotiation capability platforms. For over 40 years, ENS International has partnered with organisations to develop an organisational change management platform to address and develop collaborative negotiation skills, and create a common influencing language that will accelerate growth. Through its network of negotiation process experts with real-world experience, ENS International provides negotiation skills and guidance to achieve desired outcomes while maintaining and building valuable relationships. In addition, its team of highly experienced facilitators train employees to become effective, outcome-focused negotiators who maximise results. ENS International offers both public and customised highly effective training programs with proven return on investment designed to improve participants’ communication and negotiation skills. Across over 70 countries, ENS International has established a reputation as a trusted negotiation partner for some of the most successful organisations worldwide. Its clients in both the public and private sector range from finance (PwC), resources (BHP) and medical (Johnson & Johnson) to retail (Adidas and Woolworths) and government (Australian Government). The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2020 highlights the disruptive nature of long-term technology trends and the impact they will have on the future of work. With automation expected to displace 85 million jobs in the next five years, skills such as persuasion, negotiation, emotional intelligence and social influence are among the top 15 skills employers see as rising in prominence in the lead up to 2025. The acquisition of ENS International will further EdventureCo’s goal of equipping students with relevant skills in a fast-changing world. It will be highly complementary to DDLS and the Australian Institute of ICT, EdventureCo’s two market leading IT training providers, that address the skills shortages in the digital sector. This increasing demand for digital skills is balanced by uniquely human traits such as emotional intelligence, creativity, persuasion and innovation, becoming more valuable. EdventureCo’s strategy is focused on addressing this demand. About EdventureCo EdventureCo is a vocational and professional education and training (VPET) platform established in Australia with an expanding presence in South East Asia. It comprises established and market leading businesses in blue collar and white collar VPET fields such as construction and IT, and has trained over 75,000 students in the past six years and more than 196,000 in the past 26 years, providing them with skills and qualifications to commence their careers, upskill or reskill. EdventureCo’s businesses are Everthought Education, DDLS, the Australian Institute of ICT and ENS International. DDLS introduces new online learning platform to help organisations upskill staff in high-demand areas 2020-12-10T00:52:15Z ddls-introduces-new-online-learning-platform-to-help-organisations-upskill-staff-in-high-demand-areas DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, today announced the introduction of DDLS Plus, an exclusive online learning platform that includes expertly curated content, virtual learning labs, industry insights, and online access to expert instructors. The new online platform is designed to supplement DDLS’ premium face-to-face learning experience (delivered virtually and in-person), and enables students to build on what they learn in the classroom for at least 12 months after they complete their DDLS course. It gives students the autonomy to undertake additional study from home, boost learning outcomes and fill any knowledge gaps at their own pace. It also provides students with valuable skills to help them prepare for future courses and certifications. “Typically, students approach DDLS for IT technical training courses which run for between 3-5 days, and on many occasions, these students might only return to complete more training 6-12 months later. With technology evolving at such a rapid rate, and with so many organisations now being forced to fast-track their digital transformation journeys, IT skills training needs to be at the fingertips of employees 24-7,” said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS. “Learning is a lifelong process, and should be continuous and on-demand. DDLS Plus provides us with a new medium to bring this continuous learning mantra to life, and provides customers with the best of both instructor-led training along with the flexibility of online learning. It’s another step towards our commitment to help organisations fill critical ICT skills gaps, while enabling students to expand on their career potential,” added Lang. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed organisations’ attitudes to digital learning, resulting in an increased openness and willingness to invest in digital learning platforms. With many organisations given no choice but to adopt digital learning over traditional classroom training, DDLS has seen a significant increase in preference for blended learning (a mix of online and classroom training). DDLS’ 2020 customer survey revealed that organisations’ preference for blended training models increased from 28% to 54% between March and June 2020 alone[1]. Unlike other online learning platforms that simply provide students with a bundle of course content, DDLS Plus utilises a team of industry-leading technical instructors, who are highly involved in content curation, ensuring only the best and most relevant content is included in each course area. These expert trainers will also be available to directly engage with students via the platform in upcoming releases. Furthermore, the content is tailored specifically to the learning needs of the student and their organisation. For example, if an employee has just undertaken a course in Microsoft Azure, they will be provided with relevant cloud computing courses to build on what they have just learnt, ensuring organisations are realising the full potential of their training investment. The platform is initially offering course content in three key areas of ICT: Cloud Computing, IT Service Management & DevOps, and Cybersecurity. These areas were identified as the most in-demand training areas for organisations in DDLS’ 2020 Customer Survey. As part of a special launch offer, any student who books a training course during December or January in any of the key areas above will have the opportunity to access DDLS Plus for free for 12 months post course completion – a subscription normally valued at $495. “We received several requests from students on further learning opportunities even after completion of their classroom or virtual training courses to help them transition between certifications. With the introduction of DDLS Plus, students can now continue learning long after their course is completed and make the most out of their investment,” added Lang. In DDLS’ 2020 Customer Survey, 56% of organisations surveyed stated that their employees attended at least three or more courses in the past 12 months, and 76% stated they were likely to send their employees to another course in the next 12 months, highlighting the need for continuous learning. Key features of the DDLS Plus platform include: Online Content: Online video content, e-learning modules, e-books and audiobooks, along with personal development pathways to more advanced DDLS courses. Access to instructors: DDLS’ leading instructors will be available online in small group settings to answer questions and advance students’ learning beyond the classroom. Virtual learning labs: Simulations and labs to help students practise their learning in real world scenarios. Exam preparation: Preparatory materials for courses and exams, and information on certification pathways. Industry Insights: Current news feeds and insights curated by the course leader, along with job postings in various fields. Online access: Easy online access via computer or mobile device, and content downloads for offline For more information on DDLS Plus, visit https://training.ddls.com.au/ddls-plus/. About DDLS DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We partner with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals in the IT industry remain up-to-date with new processes, technology and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of Technology, Process and People. We provide extensive training options tailored to your organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. DDLS has invested more than $780,000 in providing free training initiatives for Australians over the past six months. This includes training across popular cloud services to help alleviate ICT skills shortage and assist Australian IT professionals in taking advantage of high-growth areas such as cloud computing. [1] Staying Ahead of the Technology Curve: DDLS Customer Survey 2020 AIICT announces new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) 2020-11-29T23:38:53Z aiict-announces-new-certificate-iv-in-information-technology-networking The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) has today announced a new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking). AIICT is a start-up launched in 2019 by DDLS, one of Australia’s largest providers of corporate IT and cybersecurity training, and Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. The course is designed for individuals who aspire to work in ICT administrator or technician roles, or those currently in entry-level roles who want to formalise the experience and on-the-job skills they have developed. The certificate provides a solid base of knowledge to equip students for a broad range of roles within the ICT industry. The course covers some of the most in-demand ICT skills, such as networking and cyber security, which are an ideal starting point for any individual looking to enter the ICT industry. By achieving the certificate, students will become proficient in implementing information systems and software including Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating Systems, Microsoft Server Operating Systems and Virtualisation Platforms. “AIICT aims to provide the most contemporary, relevant, and future-focused skills for students to succeed. When the demand for skilled ICT professionals skyrocketed even further this year as organisations transitioned to remote working, AIICT wanted to address this shortage by providing more opportunities for organisations to upskill their staff”, said Jon Lang, CEO of AIICT. “If we are going to fix Australia’s critical skills shortages in ICT and encourage more professionals into the field, it is crucial that professionals have access to flexible, quality online training programs, which they can structure around their lives”, added Lang. Key learning outcomes of the course include: Develop strategies and apply critical thinking to work processes Install, manage and configure virtual environments Maintain the security and integrity of an organisation’s networks and system Create, maintain and troubleshoot networks for an organisation Identify and respond to cyber security threats and incidents Develop and action Cyber Security response plans The course is delivered online over the duration of 12 months, and contains 20 units structured into four major streams of learning, including ICT Essentials; Supporting Clients and Data; Networking and Security; and Cyber Security Incident Handling. Some of the specific career opportunities associated with the Certificate IV include Network Technicians, Help Desk Support members, Computer Network Professionals and Network Administrators. AIICT operates using a unique self-paced course schedule, which is not bound by the traditional academic structures of terms and semesters. The flexible learning options allow students to build an online learning schedule around their life, and start studying at any time that suits them. Download the full Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) course guide here. - END - About AIICT The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) is a start-up launched by DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of vendor-certified cybersecurity and ICT training in Australia. Launched in 2019, AIICT was designed to provide those in the ICT and cybersecurity industries, or those looking to enter the industries with the most contemporary, relevant, and future-focused skills needed to succeed. As an operational division of DDLS, AIICT aims to provide online, self-paced, and nationally accredited cybersecurity and ICT training, leveraging the experience, skills and knowledge DDLS has accumulated as leaders in this industry for more than 30 years. The training is delivered via the Moodle LMS platform and leverages world renowned content from CompTIA, Skillsoft, Microsoft and LinkedIn Learning. About DDLS DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We partner with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals in the IT industry remain up-to-date with new processes, technology and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of Technology, Process and People. We provide extensive training options tailored to your organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. Claroty Partners with CrowdStrike to Protect Industrial Control System Environments 2020-11-23T02:13:40Z claroty-partners-with-crowdstrike-to-protect-industrial-control-system-environments Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today announced it is partnering with CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection, on an integration between The Claroty Platform and the CrowdStrike Falcon platform. This integration delivers comprehensive visibility into industrial control system (ICS) networks and endpoints, with a one-stop-shop for information technology (IT) and OT asset information directly within The Claroty Platform. It also delivers enhanced detection of ICS threats across the IT/OT boundary without the need for added connectivity, signature reconfiguration, or manual updates. The result is more effective and efficient IT/OT security governance and strengthened security posture spanning all connected sites. Digital transformation has caused once-isolated OT networks to become interconnected with the rest of the enterprise through the IT network, and the COVID-19-induced shift to remote work has accelerated IT/OT convergence even more. These conditions have expanded the attack surface within ICS networks, giving threats such as ransomware clear pathways across the IT/OT boundary. At the same time, IT and security operations center (SOC) teams are increasingly responsible for protecting these new pathways, but they are hindered by the lack of integration between their OT tools and traditional IT security tools to provide effective measures for doing so. “In 2020, the top sector being hit with ransomware is manufacturing,” said Dawn Cappelli, VP Global Security and CISO of Rockwell Automation. “It is imperative that we secure the converged IT/OT environment, and the integration of Claroty and CrowdStrike brings two of the top security technologies together to do just that.” By combining Claroty’s OT expertise, threat signature database, and asset discovery and monitoring technology with CrowdStrike’s industry-leading IT endpoint telemetry, derived from 4 trillion endpoint-related signals per week from across the globe, the joint solution delivers full-spectrum IT/OT visibility and threat detection coverage for ICS networks. “Effectively protecting modern ICS networks requires IT and SOC teams to have a complete inventory of both IT and OT assets, as well as the ability to detect, assess, and mitigate threats and the corresponding risks they face,” said Matthew Polly, Vice President of Worldwide Alliances, Channels and Business Development at CrowdStrike. “This integration with Claroty allows our customers to leverage the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to improve the security posture of their OT environments, bridging the gap between IT and OT.” Key capabilities include: Threat Detection: By fusing CrowdStrike’s ability to identify targeted and compromised endpoints with Claroty’s extensive OT monitoring capabilities, the two companies have created an extensive and actionable IT/OT threat signature database for ICS networks. All signatures can be immediately pushed from The Claroty Platform’s Enterprise Management Console (EMC) to all connected sites in just one click. Asset Discovery and Enrichment: Claroty can automatically identify and enrich IT-oriented ICS assets, such as human machine interfaces (HMIs), historian databases, and engineering workstations (EWs), in which a CrowdStrike agent is installed. Claroty fetches the IT specific properties from the asset as well as the unique manufacturer configuration file from CrowdStrike and then parses that file, without needing to connect to the ICS network. “One of the most impactful benefits of The Claroty Platform is that it can leverage existing IT security infrastructure to protect OT assets and networks,” said Galina Antova, Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer of Claroty. “This particular integration is uniquely beneficial to Claroty customers because it is the first in which data flows into The Claroty Platform rather than from it, making it a comprehensive repository of both IT and OT asset information. We are very proud to join forces with CrowdStrike to make our comprehensive OT security capabilities more accessible to IT and SOC teams, at a time when they are entrusted with protecting OT more than ever before.” To learn more about the CrowdStrike-Claroty joint solution, download the integration brief or visit the Claroty blog. On Thursday, December 3, Claroty and CrowdStrike will host a webinar, “Extending Security Controls to OT Networks with the CrowdStrike-Claroty Joint Solution.” Register here. About Claroty Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organisations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. The result is more uptime and greater efficiency across business and production operations. Backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed on all seven continents globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $100 million in funding since being launched by the famed Team8 foundry in 2015. For more information, visit www.claroty.com. DDLS introduces (ISC)² Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification 2020-11-11T01:37:13Z ddls-introduces-isc-2-certified-secure-software-lifecycle-professional-csslp-certification DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, is adding to its large and diverse cybersecurity portfolio with the introduction of the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification from (ISC)². The CSSLP certification equips IT professionals with the skills they need to better incorporate security practices into each phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The course is ideal for software development and security professionals responsible for applying best practices to each phase of the SDLC – from software design and implementation to testing and deployment. Successfully completing the certification provides validation that a practitioner has the advanced technical skills and knowledge required for authentication, authorisation and auditing throughout the software development lifecycle. Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS said “We are really excited to build on our partnership with ISC2 and offer such an in-demand course. In the age of digital transformation, organisations are building and deploying more software solutions than ever before, so the demand for certified professionals who can securely and effectively roll out the software development lifecycle (SDLC) is rapidly increasing”. “Research has shown that getting certified in such an in-demand area like security can make a significant difference to a professional’s salary. With the CSSLP certification, professionals can stand out in a crowded job market — or make a better case for a raise or promotion. We are pleased to be introducing this course and increasing accessibility to quality training for Australian IT professionals.” According to the 2019 IT Skills and Salary report, the salaries of certified professionals surpass the salaries of non-certified staff in all regions, with Asia-Pacific reporting one of the largest gaps at (11%). Payscale reports the average salary of professionals with the CSSLP certification to be USD $103,218 (or AUD $144,070) as of November 2020. Once an individual earns their CSSLP certification, they become an (ISC)² member and part of a professional global community of more than 140,000 certified cybersecurity professionals. They also gain access to a full suite of benefits and resources for continuing education and professional development, ensuring their expertise remains relevant throughout their career. The CSSLP certification will be run as a five-day instructor-led course, offered by DDLS from February 2021. The exam evaluates expertise across eight security domains which cover Secure Software Concepts, Secure Software Requirements, Secure Software Architecture and Design, Secure Software Implementation, Secure Software Testing, Secure Software Lifecycle Management, Secure Software Deployment, Operations, Maintenance and Secure Software Supply Chain. - END - About DDLS DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We partner with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals in the IT industry remain up-to-date with new processes, technology and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of Technology, Process and People. We provide extensive training options tailored to your organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. Additional information (ISC)² is an international non-profit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Their membership, over 140,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. DDLS announces free training initiatives to help meet surging demand for cloud skills 2020-10-29T03:40:06Z ddls-announces-free-training-initiatives-to-help-meet-surging-demand-for-cloud-skills DDLS, Australia’s leading provider of ICT training and certification, today announced several free Microsoft and AWS courses, as well as an unlimited Microsoft Technical and End-User training offer valid until 31 March 2021. DDLS is Australia’s first Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, and one of only two Authorised AWS training partners in Australia. The free Microsoft Fundamental training days focus on Azure, Data, AI, and Microsoft 365. The official Microsoft courses are delivered virtually in a live environment by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s), utilising Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC) and are designed to provide students with a foundational level of knowledge on cloud services and Microsoft Azure, usually valued at $990. The free AWS Discovery Days consist of a three-hour online course designed to teach business leaders and IT technical professionals about the benefits of computing in the AWS Cloud. In addition to the free training days, DDLS is offering unlimited Microsoft training for one fixed fee of $7,500 ($11,000 for two students) until the end of March 2021. With one course usually costing between $3-4K, students only have to do two courses to gain value from the offer. Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS said “We’ve launched this series of free training initiatives and the unlimited Microsoft training offer to help companies alleviate the cloud skills shortage, and assist Australian IT professionals in taking advantage of the growth in cloud job opportunities”. The use of leading public cloud services like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 has surged in 2020 as organisations worldwide have rushed to implement remote working at scale in response to COVID-19. This fast transition to remote working, coupled with Australia’s shortage of skilled cloud professionals, has placed a huge burden on organisations seeking to implement new cloud services and keep them secure. DDLS is offering: Free training days in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Azure AI and Azure Data Fundamentals, valued at $990; Free AWS Discovery Days; Unlimited Microsoft training until March 31, for $7,500 ($11,000 for two students), including two exam vouchers for each student. Microsoft Azure Training Days The free Microsoft Fundamental training days enable individuals to understand general cloud computing concepts and key features of Microsoft Azure. Some of the key learning areas across the courses include: Differentiating between the various cloud service models, and understanding security, privacy, compliance, and trust within Microsoft Azure Planning for migration to Microsoft 365 services and identifying the key differences between Microsoft on-premises services vs. Microsoft 365 cloud services Describing core data concepts in Azure, and explaining concepts of relational and non-relational data Understand fundamental principles of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning workloads on Azure “These courses are ideal for customers who want to take their first steps in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, but aren’t necessarily able to make the financial investment in a course yet” added Lang. The first of the Azure training days, AZ900 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, was held on 25 September, and was fully booked within a matter of hours with 350 registrations in total, indicating strong demand for the courses. There will be one more event this year on November 13, covering Microsoft 365 Fundamentals, with further dates to be scheduled early in the new year on Data and AI Fundamentals. All events are live, virtual instructor-led courses running from 10:00am to 4:00pm AEDT. Details and registration for the next event can be found here. AWS Discovery Day These free online courses teach students how to use AWS services to improve business processes, and are ideal for IT professionals who want to learn about basic cloud concepts, AWS Cloud terminology, and AWS core services. The three-hour course covers AWS services for computing, storage, database management, networking, and content delivery. The first course held on 2 October booked out within several hours of being announced. The next AWS Discovery Day is scheduled for 13 November, with a capacity of 500. Details and registration for the next event here. Unlimited Microsoft Training The Microsoft training offer enables students to pay a fixed fee of $7,500 ($11,000 for two students), for unlimited access to a huge range of Microsoft courses until 31 March. Eligible courses range from ‘Fundamental’ right through to ‘Expert’ level certifications, and cover the full suite of Technical and End-user application training, including Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Sharepoint, Power BI, SQL, Teams, Excel and more. Lang said “The unlimited training deal is a fantastic opportunity for organisations looking to re-skill, accelerate a team deployment, or move all their workloads to the cloud, and for Microsoft partners looking to gain new competencies”. “Microsoft certifications are some of the most respected credentials in the technology industry, so these courses will help professionals keep pace with today's business requirements, whether they’re new to the field or a seasoned professional”, added Lang. Details and registration here. - END - About DDLS DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, and number one cybersecurity training provider. We are also Australia’s first and largest Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, and one of two authorised AWS training partners in the country. DDLS partners with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals in the IT industry remain up-to-date with new processes, technology and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. We promote a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of Technology, Process and People, and provide extensive training options tailored to your organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. Claroty Adds Fully Integrated Remote Incident Management to Industry-Leading OT Security Platform 2020-10-29T01:00:32Z claroty-adds-fully-integrated-remote-incident-management-to-industry-leading-ot-security-platform Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today announced new enhancements to The Claroty Platform, making it the industry’s first OT security solution to offer remote incident management as a fully integrated capability that spans the entire incident lifecycle. The platform now enables cybersecurity teams to detect, investigate, and respond to security incidents on OT networks across the broadest attack surface area securely and seamlessly from any location.IT and OT networks were already becoming more interconnected due to digital transformation, and the COVID-19-induced shift to remote work has accelerated their convergence even more. These combined forces have created an acutely expanded attack surface and volume of alerts for cybersecurity teams to manage. According to Gartner, “For those organisations whose cybersecurity operations capabilities are tuned to monitor events from their standard operating environment, the abrupt shift to a predominantly remote operating model could see events of cybersecurity interest being missed by the cybersecurity operations team. This will in large part be a result of the relocation of workers to new premises or to a remote working mode that suddenly expands the scope and complexity of the operating environment.”1“Arming cybersecurity teams with the ability to detect, investigate, and respond to not only asset-based attacks, but also to identity-based attacks, is at the heart of the new enhancements to The Claroty Platform,” said Grant Geyer, Chief Product Officer of Claroty. “Our customers can now further evolve their OT security posture, strategy, and workflows for a variable work environment, while enduring adversarial activity and whatever else they might encounter on the network.”Key Features and FunctionsWith its newly enhanced Secure Remote Access (SRA) 3.1 and Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) 4.2 components, The Claroty Platform now spans all three stages of the incident lifecycle: Detection: More than half of OT and IT security professionals say their organisations are now more of a target for cybercriminals since the pandemic began, according to Claroty’s recent survey report. This reinforces the importance of quick detection and identification of unauthorised activities. The Claroty Platform gives teams an early advantage with the ability to identify and differentiate authorised remote user activity from unauthorised ones that could impact process integrity.When users receive an alert from CTD, Claroty’s Wisdom of the Crowd capability utilises information from similar events across Claroty’s customer base to provide context into the potential impact of the alert, enabling users to respond more effectively and efficiently. Investigation: The increase in both teleworking and malicious activity demands quicker identification in a remote setting. Claroty’s enhanced platform arms SOC teams with full visibility into remote user activity, insight into how indicators detected on the network have manifested in other areas, the ability to investigate incidents from any location, and greater context around the business criticality and process values of assets involved in such incidents. This minimises the need for onsite staff while optimising investigations with enriched assets, including both live SRA sessions including full-length video recordings, as well as threat alerts with reputational context from the Claroty community. Response: Even as IT and OT networks have become more interconnected since the pandemic began, 62% of IT and OT teams have found it more challenging to collaborate. The Claroty Platform bridges this gap with its integrated interface and the ability to disconnect potentially harmful OT remote sessions, minimising the need for onsite staff and expediting remedial activities.Integrations with ServiceNow and Swimlane enable teams to manage all IT and OT alerts from a single access point within the respective platforms. This allows organisations to adapt their OT incident response function and workflows for a remote or hybrid workforce. Collectively, these features allow teams to adapt their monitoring, inspection, and response management from on- or off-site premises without compromising efficiency or effectiveness. The result for the business is reduced exposure to risk and greater operational resilience.“Receiving vulnerability alerts in real-time is a must-have for our multinational mining, metals, and petroleum operations,” said Thomas Leen, VP Cybersecurity of BHP. “The Claroty Platform allows us to quickly identify which of our assets have led to vulnerabilities and prioritise the actions we need to take in order to reduce and eliminate potential risks to the business.”SRA 3.1 and CTD 4.2 will be generally available this quarter. To learn more about The Claroty Platform, please request a demo.1Gartner, Be Resilient: Prepare to Treat Cyber Risk Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak by Focusing on These 7 Areas, Richard Addiscott, David Gregory, Sam Olyaei, Katell Thielemann, Bart Willemsen, Felix Gaehtgens, David Mahdi, 25 September 2020.About ClarotyClaroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organisations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. The result is more uptime and greater efficiency across business and production operations.Backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed on all seven continents globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $100 million in funding since being launched by the famed Team8 foundry in 2015. For more information, visit www.claroty.com.