The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-10-12T02:57:45Z AIICT announces Certified Data Science Professional course featuring Microsoft content 2020-10-12T02:57:45Z aiict-announces-certified-data-science-professional-course-featuring-microsoft-content The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) has announced today a new ‘Certified Data Science Professional’ course featuring Microsoft certification content for Data Science. 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 specifically for aspiring machine learning and data science professionals and takes individuals with zero industry experience, to job-ready analysts in just six months. “AIICT always aims to provide the most contemporary, relevant and future-focused skills for students to succeed – and Data Science is an area that is experiencing remarkable growth” said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS. “The flexibility of the Certified Data Science Professional course structure is a key element in meeting the skyrocketing demand in the field – we need data scientists right now, and this new course enables an individual to start whenever they are ready, and enter into a well-paying role in just six months”, added Lang. Data science is one of the key emerging occupations expected to see significant growth in the next few years, according to the National Skills Commission. Between 2015 and 2019, the occupation experienced a growth rate of 492%[1], with Data scientists in Australia currently reporting a median salary of $92K[2]. The Certified Data Science Professional course prepares individuals for a role as a junior data scientist, and 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 four globally recognised Microsoft Certifications, which focus on the fundamentals of data, artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft Azure, and advancing to the Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate certification. “We are pleased about the launch of this new data science offering, especially in such a high-demand area. By combining Microsoft’s certifications, with AIICT’s course delivery and flexible study options, this course will enable the next round of job-ready data scientists for the Australian market,” said Geoff Hirsch, Senior Director of Microsoft’s Learning Partner Channel. Some of the course’s key learning outcomes include: Learning about the data science process and the role of the data scientist Understanding the fundamentals of database and artificial intelligence concepts in a cloud environment, and specifically in Azure Gaining the skills in driving automation across the entire data science process Gaining knowledge of the machine learning pipeline from beginning to end, including the management and monitoring of machine learning models Students can also access learning material on key technologies which are critical to data science such as SQL, Python and R. Furthermore, the course gives students access to unique hands-on labs powered by CloudSwyft, which enable them to develop their real-world skills in a live environment, ensuring they are job-ready on course completion. "CloudSwyft is highly passionate about supporting the adoption of future-ready skills across Australia. Our Hands-on Labs integration allows learners to gain practical technology experience through real world applications in live, cloud-based environments, ensuring they are ready for the exciting next step in their technology careers. We are thrilled to partner with DDLS, AIICT and Microsoft on the Data Science Professional Course” said Dann Angelo De Guzman, Founder and CEO of CloudSwyft. 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 data science as an option previously, to undertake training. Whilst the course is delivered remotely, the AIICT platform allows students to join a community of like-minded individuals for communication and collaboration as they progress through the course. The course utilises multi-platform learning environments including video content, quizzes, live labs, expert led webinars, live chat, networking opportunities and online mentorship from industry experts who guide students through course material. Download the full Certified Data Science Professional 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. [1] National Skills Commission 2020 [2] Payscale Data Scientist Median Salary 2020 Majority of Industrial Enterprises Face Increase in Cyber Threats Since COVID-19 Pandemic Began 2020-10-06T23:45:12Z majority-of-industrial-enterprises-face-increase-in-cyber-threats-since-covid-19-pandemic-began Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today released updated research on the state of industrial cybersecurity worldwide, which found that a majority (56%) of information technology (IT) and OT security professionals at industrial enterprises have seen an increase in cybersecurity threats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Additionally, 70% have seen cyber criminals using new tactics to target their organisations in this timeframe. The Critical Convergence of IT and OT Security in a Global Crisis report is based on a global, independent survey of 1,100 full-time IT and OT security professionals who own, operate, or otherwise support critical infrastructure components within large enterprises across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, examining how their concerns, attitudes, and experiences have changed since the pandemic began in March. Responses from IT and OT security professionals in Australia and New Zealand reveal: Almost 65% said their IT and OT networks are “completely connected,” yet only 8% are prioritising OT security 81% agree IT and OT have become more connected and 92% agree they will become even more connected as a result of the pandemic 81% have found the collaboration between the IT and OT teams within their organisation more challenging during the pandemic Across the globe, COVID-19 has led cyber criminals to use new tactics and organisations to become more vulnerable to cyber attacks, with 56% of global respondents saying that their organisation has experienced more cyber security threats since the pandemic began. Further, almost three-fourths (72%) reported that their jobs have become more challenging. COVID-19 has clearly had an impact on IT/OT convergence, as two-thirds (67%) say that their IT and OT networks have become more interconnected since the pandemic began and more than 75% expect they will become even more interconnected as a result of it. While IT/OT convergence unlocks business value in terms of operations efficiency, performance, and quality of services, it can also be detrimental because threats – both targeted and non-targeted – can move freely between IT and OT environments. “While we would be short-sighted to think that we won’t have more challenges as we continue to face unknowns from this pandemic, protecting critical infrastructure is especially important in a time of crisis,” said Yaniv Vardi, CEO of Claroty. “As large enterprises are trying to improve their productivity by connecting more OT and IoT devices and remotely accessing their industrial networks, they are also increasing their exposure as a result. OT security needs to be brought to the fore and made a priority for all organisations. Attackers know that IT networks are covered with cyber security solutions so they’re moving to exploit vulnerabilities in OT to gain access to enterprise networks. Not protecting OT is like protecting a house with state-of-the-art security and alarm systems, but then leaving the front door open.” In terms of industries, globally the respondents ranked pharmaceutical, oil & gas, electric utilities, manufacturing, and building management systems as the top five most vulnerable to attack. Most regions followed similar patterns, identifying three to five industries clustered closely toward the top of the list. The exceptions are the DACH region, where oil & gas clearly holds the top spot at 36%, and Singapore, where pharmaceutical is at 22%. Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. The Claroty Platform provides comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, segmentation, vulnerability management, threat detection, risk assessment, and Secure Remote Access (SRA) capabilities — all within a single, agentless solution. Unique to Claroty, SRA provides a single, secure, and clientless interface through which all external users connect prior to performing software upgrades, periodic maintenance, and other support activities on assets within OT networks. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research department. For in-depth analysis into the findings, along with full survey data, The Critical Convergence of IT and OT Security in a Global Crisis report is available 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. NPS and Eaton ramp up efforts in physical security 2020-09-29T04:17:58Z nps-and-eaton-ramp-up-efforts-in-physical-security SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Eaton and certified partner Natural Power Solutions (NPS) have teamed up to design a customised power management solution for an automated vehicle bollard security system at a prominent shopping centre in Western Australia. Integrating with a carpark security system that prevents unauthorised vehicle access, the customised Eaton 9SX UPS solution will pave the way for further opportunities in the growing security market. Mark Sewell, Managing Director, Natural Power Solutions said: “Physical security is a top priority for public places such as shopping centres, particularly at vehicle access points and entryways. Owners and operators continue to invest in automated solutions that provide real-time visibility and reliability – with back-up power a critical component in maintaining 24/7 protection.” Working at Eaton’s Late Point Definition Centre in Sydney, Eaton engineers customised the solution with four modular Eaton 9SX 15/20KVA uninterrupted supply (UPS) systems in ExoCab Outdoor Enclosures. “There was physically no space for the equipment inside the carpark, so we needed to design a ruggedised outdoor solution that would meet the unique height specifications. “The 9SX 15/20KVA UPS offered a compact modular solution that is scalable, energy efficient and reliable, with zero transfer time to battery and continuous filtering of power. While the marine-grade aluminium and stainless steel ExoCab Outdoor Enclosures delivered IP54 rated protection to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. “The success of this project will allow us to deploy similar solutions for a broad range of security applications.” John Atherton, General Manager of Power Quality ANZ said: “We congratulate the NPS team on the successful deployment of this power quality solution for the growing security sector. “This project shows the value of partnering to locally customise systems and therefore reducing the need for on-site integration, while ensuring reliable power to critical infrastructure designed to protect people and businesses.” The Eaton 9SX UPS provides stable power for critical IT infrastructure, as well as for industrial, manufacturing, and medical devices. Other 9SX UPS features include: Energy Efficient: Double conversion efficiency of up to 96 per cent, significantly reducing power consumption and can deliver 15/20kW of three phase power. Design: Compact design offering flexibility to meet a variety of deployment requirements where aesthetics is important. Reliable: With zero transfer time to battery, continuous filtering of power, and an internal, automatic static bypass, the 9SX ensures performance and compatibility. - ENDS – About Eaton Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 93,000 employees. For more information, visit Eaton.com. About NPS NPS (Natural Power Solutions) is the leading independent Critical Infrastructure company, specialising in power and cooling. Established in 1994, NPS has grown to become the markets premier partner for design, build and installation of customised solutions. Our Australian and New Zealand footprint delivers prompt and reliable service including; on-site support, face -to-face consultation and a full after sales service and maintenance back to back with all the major vendors. For more information, visit NPS.com.au. Claroty Delivers Octuple Revenue Growth for the Asia Pacific Region in 1H 2020 2020-08-25T00:43:33Z claroty-delivers-octuple-revenue-growth-for-the-asia-pacific-region-in-1h-2020 Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, records octuple annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth year-over-year in the Asia Pacific region including Japan (APJ), from the first half (1H) of 2019 to 1H 2020, fuelled by growing demand for critical infrastructure security in the region. The company gained exceptional momentum in the ANZ region specifically, with ARR growing tenfold from 1H 2019 to 1H 2020. The majority of this growth occurred in the key industries of water and waste management, mining, and electrical distribution. Claroty’s business grew in almost all markets across APJ, including Australia, Korea, Taiwan, and the ASEAN region, where spending on cyber security is exponentially rising and is expected to triple over the next five years to some $5 billion by 2025. Contributing to Claroty’s growth is the Australian government’s increased investments in cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, as well as surging demand for secure remote access solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another growth driver is the company’s partnership with Deloitte, which combines Claroty’s software with Deloitte’s expertise to boost cybersecurity in industrial technology systems across Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore. Eddie Stefanescu, Regional Vice President, Business, APJ at Claroty, says, “Even in today’s unprecedented global health and economic challenges, the strength of Claroty’s portfolio and go-to-market capabilities has enabled us to achieve incredible growth in our core markets, as well as satisfy customers in new verticals of national interest.” “Overall, we’re seeing remarkable growth because our customers are prioritising the protection of remote access to their critical infrastructure. They see value in Claroty’s solutions, as they can be rapidly deployed to integrate seamlessly their own IT security tools. This means that we can help protect their OT without entailing a steep learning curve,” added Stefanescu. Australia Makes Cybersecurity a Top Priority in 2020 Claroty’s growth aligns with the Australian’s 2020 Cybersecurity Strategy, which prioritises the protection of the country’s essential services and sets out a new security framework with obligations for critical infrastructure providers. According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre, in the year preceding 30 June 2020, over a third (35%) of all reported cyber incidents impacted critical infrastructure providers, which are responsible for delivering essential services including healthcare, education, water, communications, transport, and energy. To curb this alarming figure, $66.5 million of the Australian government’s $1.67 billion investment in cybersecurity will go directly to assisting Australia’s major critical infrastructure providers to assess vulnerabilities to enhance their cybersecurity posture. Remote access will also remain a priority for the rest of 2020 in Australia, with the recent highly-publicised cyber-attacks on Australia’s hospital system and logistics giant TOLL Group still front in mind. Consequently, despite overall budget cuts this year, organisations are still spending on critical infrastructure to secure their most critical assets, whereas spending on fleet deals that cover the entire enterprise has been somewhat curtailed. Impact of COVID-19 With mandatory lockdowns in place across most of Australia this year, securing remote access to industrial networks has become a significant priority. As a result, Claroty has seen increasing demand for its Secure Remote Access (SRA) solution, which helps critical infrastructure operators to enable staff to work from home while deploying sufficient resources to protect their infrastructure. Unique to Claroty, SRA provides a single, secure and clientless interface through which all external users connect prior to performing software upgrades, periodic maintenance, and other support activities on assets within OT networks. The Claroty Research Team’s Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report: 1H 2020 revealed that more than 70% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed in 1H 2020 can be exploited remotely, noting that energy, critical manufacturing, and water & wastewater infrastructure were the most impacted sectors. Claroty researchers also recently disclosed vulnerabilities in VPN products commonly used in field-based industries, such as oil & gas and utilities, which could lead to a complete security breach of industrial control networks. These discoveries underscore the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS devices and remote access connections. Claroty’s investors include Temasek, Schneider, Rockwell, and Siemens. To learn more about The Claroty Platform, including SRA, request a demo. About Claroty Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organizations 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. Eaton expands outdoor pole solution powering 5G small cells 2020-08-25T00:35:00Z eaton-expands-outdoor-pole-solution-powering-5g-small-cells SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Power management company Eaton, today announced the availability of its Eaton® Outdoor Pole Solution (OPS2) with energy saving 5G remote radio capability enabling network operators to build denser networks, meet performance demands and maintain low energy consumption. The OPS2 is a DC power system intended to power telecom 4G & 5G remote radio units (RRU’s), CCTV, and industrial IoT equipment. Darren Salter, Eaton APAC Product Manager said the OPS2 is designed for ease of deployment and delivers industry leading power efficiency leading to significant cost savings for Telecom operators over time. “Energy consumption will increase dramatically if 5G is deployed in the same way previous generations were deployed. In the past, densifying networks implied high energy outputs which amassed to substantial operator expense,” said Salter. “The OPS2 is designed to flatten the energy curve for network operators while enabling dense network deployments, reducing operational costs and environmental impacts. Traditional base stations can't service the capacity required to realise safe and efficient 5G connections. Eaton have engineered a superior OPS module, which is compact for ease of installation, while providing highly efficient AC-DC power conversion and battery backup.” The OPS2 features include: Remote Control: Full remote monitoring and control using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Web interfaces enabling Telecom Network Operators to manage the power usage of their 5G small cell deployments. Battery: Third party Lithium ion batteries can be connected to the OPS2 to enable small cells to have no break Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) power in critical locations. Airflow and Cooling: Rectifier fan internally circulates air and increases thermal efficiency producing less heat, requiring less cooling. Design: Compact and rear-mountable design with IP65 environmentally hardened system for placement high on poles, masts, building facades away from street level gaze, and close to the 5G small cell equipment its powering. The new OPS2 is available now in ANZ. - ENDS - Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. ### Remotely Exploitable ICS Vulnerabilities on Rise, as Reliance on Remote Access to Industrial Networks Increases During COVID-19 2020-08-19T23:39:36Z remotely-exploitable-ics-vulnerabilities-on-rise-as-reliance-on-remote-access-to-industrial-networks-increases-during-covid-19 More than 70% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed in the first half (1H) of 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS devices and remote access connections. This is according to the inaugural Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report, released today by Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security. The report comprises The Claroty Research Team’s assessment of 365 ICS vulnerabilities published by the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and 139 ICS advisories issued by the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) during 1H 2020, affecting 53 vendors. The Claroty Research Team discovered 26 of the vulnerabilities included in this data set. Compared to 1H 2019, ICS vulnerabilities published by the NVD increased by 10.3% from 331, while ICS-CERT advisories increased by 32.4% from 105. More than 75% of vulnerabilities were assigned high or critical Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scores. “There is a heightened awareness of the risks posed by ICS vulnerabilities and a sharpened focus among researchers and vendors to identify and remediate these vulnerabilities as effectively and efficiently as possible,” said Amir Preminger, VP of Research at Claroty. “We recognised the critical need to understand, evaluate, and report on the comprehensive ICS risk and vulnerability landscape to benefit the entire OT security community. Our findings show how important it is for organisations to protect remote access connections and internet-facing ICS devices, and to protect against phishing, spam, and ransomware, in order to minimise and mitigate the potential impacts of these threats.” Prominence of RCE Vulnerabilities Highlights Need to Protect Internet-Facing ICS Devices According to the report, more than 70% of the vulnerabilities published by the NVD can be exploited remotely, reinforcing the fact that fully air-gapped ICS networks that are isolated from cyber threats have become vastly uncommon. Additionally, the most common potential impact was remote code execution (RCE), possible with 49% of vulnerabilities – reflecting its prominence as the leading area of focus within the OT security research community – followed by the ability to read application data (41%), cause denial of service (DoS) (39%), and bypass protection mechanisms (37%). The prominence of remote exploitation has been exacerbated by the rapid global shift to a remote workforce and the increased reliance on remote access to ICS networks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vulnerabilities in Energy, Critical Manufacturing, and Water & Wastewater Sectors on the Rise The energy, critical manufacturing, and water & wastewater infrastructure sectors were by far the most impacted by vulnerabilities published in ICS-CERT advisories during 1H 2020. Of the 385 unique Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) included in the advisories, energy had 236, critical manufacturing had 197, and water & wastewater had 171. Compared to 1H 2019, water & wastewater experienced the largest increase of CVEs (122.1%), while critical manufacturing increased by 87.3% and energy by 58.9%. Assessment of ICS Vulnerabilities Discovered by Claroty The Claroty Research Team discovered 26 ICS vulnerabilities disclosed during 1H 2020, prioritising critical or high-risk vulnerabilities that could affect the availability, reliability, and safety of industrial operations. The team focused on ICS vendors and products with vast install bases, integral roles in industrial operations, and those that utilise protocols in which Claroty researchers have considerable expertise. These 26 vulnerabilities could have serious impacts on affected OT networks, because more than 60% enable some form of RCE. For many of the vendors affected by Claroty’s discoveries, this was their first reported vulnerability. As a result, they proceeded to create dedicated security teams and processes to address the rising vulnerability detections due to the convergence of IT and OT. The Claroty Research Team is an award-winning group of OT security researchers known widely for its development of proprietary OT threat signatures, OT protocol analysis, and discovery and disclosure of ICS vulnerabilities. Fiercely committed to strengthening OT security and equipped with the industry’s most extensive ICS testing lab, the team works closely with leading industrial automation vendors to evaluate the security of their products. To date, the team has discovered and disclosed more than 40 ICS vulnerabilities, working closely with dozens of vendors to remediate all reported issues. To access the complete set of findings and in-depth analysis, download the Claroty Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report: 1H 2020 here. On Thursday, August 27, Claroty will lead a webinar, “The ICS Risk & Vulnerability Landscape: What You Need to Know,” to discuss the key findings of the report. 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. Claroty and Check Point Software Technologies Partner to Secure Industrial Control Networks 2020-08-11T23:59:19Z claroty-and-check-point-software-technologies-partner-to-secure-industrial-control-networks Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today announced its partnership with Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally. The technical alliance between the two companies gives enterprises and critical infrastructure operators the real-time cybersecurity and visibility they need to protect OT and industrial control system (ICS) networks from cyber attacks.This announcement follows the release of Check Point’s Internet of Things (IoT) Protect solution, which prevents IoT cyber attacks by adapting protections to any IoT or OT device across smart-office, smart-building, medical, and industrial environments. As one of Check Point’s technology partners, Claroty supports the discovery and classification of OT devices in a variety of verticals, giving Check Point customers an integrated end-to-end security solution.“We are excited to bring Claroty to our customers as part of Check Point’s IoT Protect Discovery program,” said Russ Schafer, Head of Product Marketing at Check Point. “The combination of Claroty’s Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) and Check Point’s IoT Protect threat prevention solution provides our industrial customers the visibility, security, and automation to protect networks from emerging IoT threats."“At Claroty, we pride ourselves on being able to integrate with the top platform providers to ensure our customers are leveraging the highest levels of security from these tools,” said Emanuel Salmona, VP of Global Partnerships at Claroty. “As Check Point is one of the most well-established firewall providers, with significant install base brand awareness and customer reach, this partnership opens up an important route to market and we are excited for the opportunity to grow our technology offerings together.” The partnership is built upon an integration between Claroty’s Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) and Check Point’s IoT Protect solution. The aggregated security alerts from The Claroty Platform are sent to Check Point’s advanced IoT Protect Controller Manager, which sets the security policy that is enforced through Check Point’s Quantum Security Gateways™. Unification of security reporting allows organisations to see any threats to an application, process or network, providing a complete view across the enterprise and control networks. Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. Unlike niche solutions that are limited to passive-only OT asset discovery, VPN-based remote access, or IoT-oriented platforms that do not fully address all OT needs, The Claroty Platform provides comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, segmentation, vulnerability management, threat detection, risk assessment, and Secure Remote Access (SRA) capabilities—all within a single, agentless solution. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research team and its expansive integration ecosystem.On Thursday, August 13, Claroty and Check Point will host a webinar, “Preventing Cyber Attacks on Industrial OT Networks and IoT Devices.” Register here.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. Claroty Appoints Veteran Industrial Solution Leader Yaniv Vardi as Chief Executive Officer 2020-07-20T23:42:38Z claroty-appoints-veteran-industrial-solution-leader-yaniv-vardi-as-chief-executive-officer Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today announced Yaniv Vardi has been appointed the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Vardi joins Claroty after two consecutive record-breaking quarters for the company, including both year-over-year revenue and logo growth, and expanding customer acquisition even further globally and across several new verticals. “We are living in a different world than we were even six months ago. Massive shifts have taken place in nearly every market imaginable, and industrial cybersecurity is no exception,” said Amir Zilberstein, Co-founder and Chairman of Claroty. “Despite that, Claroty has had remarkable successes to date, including its recent record quarters, strong investment community, product innovation, and maturing executive team. The company is uniquely poised to be the preeminent leader in OT security and Yaniv’s skill set, vision, and expertise are what we need to get to our next level of impressive growth.” Vardi is a dynamic and highly accomplished entrepreneur with more than two decades of global executive leadership experience. He was appointed based on his proven and repeatable success growing companies significantly in the industrial space from startups to mature, profitable enterprises—as he recently took a global business from dozens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in less than four years through mainly organic growth. “The advancement of digital transformation in the industrial space has been further accelerated by the global COVID-19 crisis, with C-suite executives protecting cash while also prioritising their key focus areas to achieve reliability, availability, and safety of their operations,” Vardi said. “They are looking for a ‘one-stop-shop’ for their OT and Industrial IoT needs through visibility, monitoring, threat detection, vulnerability management, remote access, and so on, and Claroty is the only company in this industry that is able to deliver this end-to-end platform.” Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. Unlike niche solutions that are limited to passive-only OT asset discovery, VPN-based remote access, or IoT-oriented platforms that do not fully address all OT needs, The Claroty Platform provides comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, segmentation, vulnerability management, threat detection, risk assessment, and Secure Remote Access (SRA) capabilities—all within a single, agentless solution. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research team and its expansive integration ecosystem. “I joined Claroty after a long journey of leading different solutions for the industrial space because I truly believe that with our talent, partners, and investors, we will lead the way in the OT security market. The Claroty Platform offers the broadest set of security controls and unmatched OT protocol coverage, and the company itself has some of the best talent across both the cybersecurity and OT security industries,” Vardi continued. “I am excited to lead this very talented and unique team, to continue to build upon and expand our already proven vision, and to firmly secure Claroty’s place as the OT security market leader.” Vardi will manage the company out of Claroty’s New York City headquarters. Request a demo to learn more about The Claroty Platform. 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. Eaton Receives 2020 APAC Customer Value Leadership Award 2020-07-06T22:01:35Z eaton-receives-2020-apac-customer-value-leadership-award Frost & Sullivan commends Eaton for its customer-focused product development in the UPS market SYDNEY 7 JULY 2020 – Power management company Eaton, has been announced as the winner of Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 APAC Customer Value Leadership Award for its development of products that align not only with customers’ current expectations, but also future requirements. The award recognises an organisation’s unique focus on augmenting the value that its customers receives, leading to improved customer retention and customer base expansion. In addition, the organisation must also demonstrate they are best in class in three key areas: understanding demand, nurturing the brand and differentiating from the competition. Ahead of the curve Eaton has been consistently registering above market average year-on-year growth rates for the past two years – growing its revenues at twice the rate of average market growth. Recently, a key part of this growth was Eaton’s ‘PredictPulse’ technology, which was born out of Eaton’s mission to always be ahead of the competition when it comes to identifying market trends and developing products that effectively address customer pain points and unmet needs. ‘PredictPulse’ is a cloud-based analytics service for data centre infrastructure that predicts the failure of power components. The innovative solution leverages automated and expert human processes to not only continuously monitor the health of the power infrastructure, but also take pre-emptive actions to eliminate outages and performance degradation. Additionally, ‘PredictPulse’ also analyses data on ongoing health and efficiency of the UPS system including voltages, loads, energy savings, service levels and external factors such as temperature and humidity. Frost & Sullivan’s research findings suggest that Eaton has high potential to further strengthen its position in the market with its cutting-edge UPS solutions, enabled by its long-range, macro-level innovation strategies. Innovating through excellence Eaton’s research and development efforts to maximise UPS energy efficiencies without compromising reliability has enabled it to develop advanced technologies, embedded with cutting edge designs that empower end users to fully optimise UPS performance and protection. “We are honoured to receive this recognition from Frost & Sullivan and it reminds us that our focus and dedication toward enhancing customer worth is valued as our key priority,” said Dan Agnew, Vice President and Managing Director of Eaton ANZ. “The Customer Value Leadership Award is a testament to the work the APAC team have done to ensure we are consistently registering above market average growth rates, fostering customer longevity and ensuring genuine partner relationships” Agnew concluded. “Eaton’s brand name is synonymous with technology excellence, innovation and most importantly customer focus. Its product positioning has played a crucial role in its brand equity; creating a sense of excitement amongst its customers who are in pursuit of engaging with future technologies to enhance their overall user experience,” said Gautham Gnanajothi, Research Director at Frost & Sullivan. - END- About Eaton Eaton is a power management company with 2019 sales of $21.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. DDLS partners with CertNexus to offer affordable cybersecurity training 2020-06-30T23:45:05Z ddls-partners-with-certnexus-to-offer-affordable-cybersecurity-training DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, today announced a new partnership with CertNexus, a vendor-neutral certification body providing emerging technology certifications for IT and Security professionals.The first course that will be offered as part of the new partnership is the CyberSAFE certification. The course enables employees to identify the most common risks involved in using conventional, mobile, and cloud technologies, and to protect themselves and their organisation from cyber threats.Designed for non-technical end users of computers, mobile devices, and internet networks, the CyberSAFE course enables employees to use technology more securely and minimise digital risks.With data breaches in Australian organisations steadily rising in recent years, and human error accounting for a large percent of these incidents, the Office of Australian Information Officer (OAIC) is urging organisations to undertake more cybersecurity training. Studies by the Aberdeen Group show that implementing a company-wide cyber awareness training program can reduce incidents by up to 70%.“As always, DDLS strives to deliver the most in-demand training to the market. Cyber awareness training is now becoming a must-have for organisations, so we thought it made perfect sense to expand our offerings to include an accessible and affordable course on this topic” said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS. “We find CertNexus’ certifications are a great option for those organisations who are looking for a company-wide affordable solution, rather than highly technical training for specific employees, and want to create a healthy cybersecurity culture in their organisations”.Jeff Felice, President of CertNexus said, “We’re thrilled to have DDLS as our newest Authorised Training Partner. DDLS recognised the necessity of offering certification in the cyber security space, so we are excited to join forces and support their ability to deliver this training to the businesses they serve.”The CyberSAFE course will be offered by DDLS as a self-paced virtual training course depending on the customer’s requirements. The course delivers expertise in four key domains; Understanding security compliance needs and requirements; Recognising and avoiding phishing and other social engineering; Recognising and avoiding viruses, ransomware, and other malware; and Ensuring data security on computers, mobile devices, networks, the Internet, and in the cloud.Full details on the CertNexus CyberSAFE course can be found here. - END - About DDLSDDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We provide extensive training options tailored to organisations’ needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. In cybersecurity we offer the broadest range of authorised training from leading global organisations including the EC-Council, (ISC)2, ISACA, RESILA (Axelos), and CompTIA. In all specialisations DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of technology, process and people.About CertNexusCertNexus is a vendor-neutral certification body, providing emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials for Business, Data, Development, IT, and Security professionals. CertNexus’ mission is to assist in closing the emerging tech global skills gap while providing individuals with a path towards establishing rewarding careers in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning. Claroty and Deloitte Partner to Boost Cybersecurity across APAC’s Industrial Technology Systems 2020-06-23T23:55:33Z claroty-and-deloitte-partner-to-boost-cybersecurity-across-apacs-industrial-technology-systems Claroty, the global leader in industrial cybersecurity, today announced a partnership with Deloitte to boost cybersecurity in industrial technology systems across Asia Pacific including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, and Singapore. The partnership was established to enable industrial enterprises to manage and secure their operational technology (OT) environments.“This partnership represents the alignment that exists between Claroty and Deloitte at all levels of our organisations,” said Emanuel Salmona, Vice President of Global Partnerships at Claroty. “Our software coupled with Deloitte’s expertise gives our customers across mining, manufacturing and utilities deep visibility into their OT networks and a full assessment of their cyber posture. We are delighted with the success of this partnership that started in Australia and continues to expand globally.”“Industrial organisations, particularly in the power and water sectors, are keen to transform themselves into digital utilities, but often security can be an obstacle rather than an enabler of digital transformation,” said David Owen, Australia Energy, Resources & Infrastructure Industry Cyber Leader at Deloitte Risk Advisory. “We are working with one of the largest utilities in Australia at present deploying Claroty, and its key driver has been digital transformation and securing their traditional OT and industrial control system (ICS) assets. Converging their digital platforms with IT becomes necessary and the security that our partnership provides ultimately enables them to successfully transform into digital utilities.” Deloitte has been recognised by analysts as the leading cyber security practice in the region and globally, with a broad range of clients, including some of the biggest mining, water and energy utilities in the region. “One of our key differentiators is our focus on critical infrastructure security. Offering an OT security managed service based on the Claroty platform makes us even stronger in this area,” added Owen. According to Claroty’s recent global survey of 1,000 IT security professionals, 90% of respondents from Australia believe that their country’s critical infrastructure is properly secured against cyber attacks, compared to just 60% of respondents globally. At the same time, 91% of respondents from Australia are more concerned about cyber attacks on critical infrastructure than an enterprise data breach, compared to only 74% of respondents globally. These findings show that while professionals in Australia are highly confident in their ability to protect the country’s industrial networks, they also believe that the need to protect them is paramount.Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. With new enhancements to its Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) and Secure Remote Access (SRA) components, the Claroty Platform delivers comprehensive visibility, threat detection, vulnerability management, and triage & mitigation controls for industrial environments — all within a single, agentless solution. Unique to Claroty, SRA provides a single, secure and clientless interface through which all external users connect prior to performing software upgrades, periodic maintenance and other support activities on assets within OT networks. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research department.For more information on Claroty, request a demo. 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 DDLS resumes classroom training with revamped virtual offerings 2020-06-22T03:08:18Z ddls-resumes-classroom-training-with-revamped-virtual-offerings DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training has upgraded its DDLS Anywhere instructor-led training platform to include new options. The move coincides with the resumption of face-to-face classroom training as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. DDLS’s award-winning public classroom training will be made available at 60 fully equipped classrooms across the company’s six campuses under a COVID-19 Safety Plan that adheres to social distancing and hygiene regulations. Alternatively, if needed customers can avoid employee travel and leverage flexible instructor-led training options that include Virtual Classroom Training, Virtual Remote Training, and On-Site Group Training. Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS commented, “In response to the constraints imposed by COVID-19, we successfully transitioned all classes to our virtual instructor-led telepresence offering. Now, with some relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions we feel the time is right to make a limited return to classroom training with appropriate safeguards. Our aim is to deliver training wherever and however our customers require it and we remain committed to delivering training virtually, on-campus or at their place of work.” DDLS Anywhere Virtual Classroom Training allows students to get the DDLS on-campus experience by physically attending one of our six national campuses, gaining access to interstate or global vendor certified instructors via our live, interactive telepresence offering. This ensures that customers receive the same industry-respected content and hands-on labs as the corresponding classroom-based courses. DDLS Anywhere Virtual Remote Training enables students to connect from anywhere on any device to join a host classroom or a course dedicated to remote delivery. DDLS Anywhere also offers On-Site Group Training which allows for a more tailored, contextualised learning solution, where trainers deliver the training on customer premises. Jon Lang commented, “The ‘DDLS Anywhere you need us to be’ program gives millions of workers and organisations access to affordable, online training courses aligned with real jobs. With DDLS Anywhere, we can ensure that businesses maintain momentum by providing training in the skills that their workforce needs right now, delivered on-campus, to an employee’s home or to an organisation’s office. These courses will help employees and job seekers develop relevant, essential skills for various industries by giving them the credentials in demand right now.” DDLS has been successfully delivering virtual instructor-led training to thousands of students for over six years via its market-leading telepresence technology. The DDLS team has maximised the full capacity of its telepresence offering, with a majority of publicly scheduled courses available via virtual instructor-led training. Over the past three months, the company has successfully transitioned all classes to telepresence and despite some relaxation of regulations, will continue to adapt to cater to businesses needs whether virtually, on-campus or at their place of work. For more information on the DDLS Anywhere Virtual Classroom and Virtual Remote instructor-led training schedule visit https://www.ddls.com.au/ddls-schedule/?showall=true&city=66607 - END - About DDLS DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. DDLS provides extensive training options tailored to organisations’ needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. In cybersecurity DDLS offers the broadest range of authorised training from leading global organisations including the EC-Council, (ISC)2, ISACA, RESILA (Axelos), and CompTIA. In all specialisations DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of cybersecurity, technology, process and people. DDLS and Open Colleges partner to boost ICT training 2020-05-14T00:46:00Z ddls-and-open-colleges-partner-to-boost-ict-training DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training, has formed a strategic partnership with Open Colleges, Australia’s largest, private provider of online vocational education.The partnership will combine DDLS’s market leading position in ICT training for enterprise and business with Open Colleges’ leadership in providing online vocational training to consumers. It will leverage DDLS’s experience and expertise delivering globally recognised ICT training and certification with Open College’s consumer market reach and expertise delivering online training for a wide range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications.Open Colleges CEO, Jose Herrera-Perea, said, “We’ve been seeing considerable and growing demand for ICT skills from our customer base and wanted to partner with a leading ICT training provider to help us meet that demand.“With 28 years of experience and relationships with the world’s leading ICT vendors, and the largest portfolio of Certified Cybersecurity Training in Australia, DDLS was a natural fit.”DDLS CEO, Jon Lang, said the two organisations were highly complementary. “Open Colleges’ market demographic is B2C and ours is B2B. DDLS is the leader in face-to-face/instructor led vendor-certified training, and Open Colleges is regarded as Australia’s leading, private vocational online learning provider. Through this partnership we’ll be able to combine the best of both worlds to deliver much-needed upskilling to the Australian workforce.”Open Colleges will work with DDLS’s Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) division, launched in 2019 to provide high quality, self-paced and nationally accredited training in ICT.“Through AIICT, we will launch a range of IT Diplomas with Open Colleges, aligned to global IT vendors. We’ll also look at bringing our DDLS vendor-related certifications training to the Open Colleges customer-base through a range of delivery formats,” added Lang.The first joint initiative under the partnership will be online training in cybersecurity and will include three International Standard Organisation (ISO) and American National Standard Institute (ANSI) accredited certifications issued by CompTIA, the world’s leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications.According to Cybersecurity Insiders’ 2019 Cloud Security Report, there is a significant shortage of qualified cybersecurity staff and a lack of security awareness and skills among all employees. Moreover, sixty-one per cent of organisations surveyed said their employees would benefit from security training and/or certification.In its 2019 competitiveness plan for Australia’s cybersecurity industry, the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, AustCyber, estimated Australia could need almost 17,000 additional cyber security workers by 2026. It estimated Australia’s cybersecurity industry could have generated an additional $405 million revenue in 2017 if it had been able to fill all vacancies for cybersecurity professionals.According to Payscale, the average annual income for an entry level cybersecurity analyst in Australia is $68k, and for those with five to nine years’ experience, $93k.Lang said the cybersecurity skills shortage and high salaries were reflected in demand for DDLS’s cybersecurity courses.“Cybersecurity training is just the first step in our long-term strategic partnership, and it is a great place to start, because there’s a huge need for more cybersecurity training.”- END -About DDLSDDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We provide extensive training options tailored to an organisations needs, from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. In cybersecurity, we offer the broadest range of authorised training from leading global organisations including the EC-Council, (ISC)2, ISACA, RESILA (Axelos) and CompTIA. In all specialisations, DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of technology, process and people.About Open CollegesAs Australia’s largest, private provider of online vocational education, Open Colleges has been helping Australian’s realise their potential for over 125 years. Created in partnership with industry experts, our courses are nationally accredited and provide students with the practical knowledge needed to succeed. With a range of courses across health, business, childhood education, trades, design and technology, our students can learn anywhere, anytime and on multiple devices 24/7 by accessing OpenSpace, our world-class intuitive learning platform that uses interactive and scenario-based learning. And with dedicated consultants and trainers to assist students throughout their study, at Open Colleges, we’re committed to helping Australians make the most of their potential. Claroty Significantly Strengthens its Industry-Leading OT Security Platform 2020-04-22T03:02:35Z claroty-significantly-strengthens-its-industry-leading-ot-security-platform Claroty, the global leader in industrial cybersecurity, today announced it has strengthened the Claroty Platform to deliver the industry’s broadest range of operational technology (OT) security controls in a single solution, thereby empowering enterprises to more easily and effectively reduce risks posed by increasing connectivity between OT and information technology (IT) networks. “Enterprises have been transformed through digitisation initiatives, causing once-isolated OT networks to be interconnected with the rest of the enterprise. However, those OT networks remain invisible to security teams since they communicate on proprietary protocols and have very different characteristics than IT networks,” said Galina Antova, Co-founder of Claroty. “The Claroty Platform extends core security controls to OT environments, thereby closing the 25-plus year gap between the security posture of IT and OT networks, and delivering comprehensive governance and risk reduction across the parts of enterprise networks that were previously invisible and unsecured.” Enriched by newly enhanced Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) 4.1 and Secure Remote Access (SRA) 3.0 components, the platform addresses four areas integral to risk reduction: visibility, threat detection, vulnerability management, and triage & mitigation. All of Claroty’s OT security controls deploy rapidly and integrate seamlessly with existing IT security infrastructure, eliminating the burden of complex deployments, steep learning curves, and unfamiliar tools—all of which have long been barriers for achieving stronger industrial cybersecurity. These controls also improve IT and OT practitioners’ ability to protect the availability, reliability, and safety of their industrial environments. The Claroty Platform includes: Visibility: Before the risk to an industrial environment can be reduced, it must be assessed. This requires full visibility into the environment’s OT network, which has historically been difficult to attain due to the prevalence of unfamiliar OT assets, architectures, and protocols. The Claroty Platform tackles this challenge by leveraging unmatched protocol coverage, scanning, segmentation, and secure remote access capabilities to grant complete visibility across all three OT dimensions critical to risk reduction: assets, network sessions, and processes. Claroty is the only vendor to provide this calibre of visibility. With CTD 4.1, users can see and customise their view of critical information with greater ease. SRA 3.0 not only enables secure OT remote access, but it also provides real-time monitoring and recordings of all remote sessions for painless auditing and risk assessments. Threat Detection: Swiftly detecting threats is essential to reducing risk. But aside from visibility, OT threat detection also requires distinguishing true threats from false positives. This can be challenging for reasons ranging from the incompatibility of traditional detection tools with OT networks to a deficit of OT threat intelligence, among others. The Claroty Platform makes effective detection attainable by automatically weeding out false positives and alerting users in real-time to anomalies and known and zero-day threats. Now with CTD 4.1, users can also access and act on the latest OT threat intelligence faster than ever before with automatic updates via the Claroty Cloud, as well as utilise a customisable dashboard to quickly identify the threats that matter most. Vulnerability Management: Effective vulnerability management is necessary for reducing risk in industrial environments. The prevalence of legacy systems means vulnerabilities are common, but so are false positives and negatives due to visibility and bandwidth limitations. The Claroty Platform resolves these issues by automatically identifying and comparing each OT asset to an extensive database of vulnerabilities tracked by Claroty’s research team, as well as to the latest Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). And with CTD 4.1, users can now pinpoint the riskiest vulnerabilities and attack vectors in their environments, receive mitigation recommendations and filter out any noise faster and more easily than ever before. Triage & Mitigation: Time can significantly impact risk. The longer it takes for an alert to be evaluated, a threat neutralised, or exposure mitigated, the greater the risk to OT availability, reliability, and safety—as well as the entire enterprise—is likely to be. New features within CTD 4.1 and SRA 3.0 combine purpose-built automation with deep OT context to further streamline and accelerate triage & mitigation processes. The Claroty Platform’s unique root cause analysis feature, which groups all alerts related to the same event or series of events, produces a higher signal-to-noise ratio and lower alert fatigue. As a result, users can more effectively and efficiently handle alerts and ultimately reduce risk without being overwhelmed by false positives or lengthy investigations. “Being alerted to vulnerabilities in real-time is a must-have for our Manufacturing operations,” said Kevin Tierney, Vice President of Global Cybersecurity for General Motors. “We need solutions that allow our organisation to quickly identify which assets have potential vulnerabilities and prioritise the actions we need to take in order to reduce and eliminate potential risks.” “Securing critical infrastructure and industrial networks has become more important than ever, with all the new, unexpected obstacles and challenges that CISOs must overcome,” said Grant Geyer, Chief Product Officer of Claroty. “The Claroty Platform, strengthened even further by these latest updates, is a complete OT security solution perfectly positioned to mitigate the emerging risks to OT environments.” CTD 4.1 will be available this month and SRA 3.0 will be available in May. To learn more about the Claroty Platform and its new features, please request a demo. 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 transitions all courses to remote learning 2020-03-30T06:19:16Z ddls-transitions-all-courses-to-remote-learning DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training, will transition all courses to remote delivery to protect the safety of customers and employees amid the escalating COVID-19 situation, effective immediately.DDLS has been successfully delivering virtual instructor-led training to thousands of students for over six years via its market-leading telepresence technology, DDLS Anywhere. The delivery method provides a virtual classroom experience with full HD video and audio, enabling students to attend classes from any location.Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS said, “For the safety of our customers and employees, in the face of ever more stringent government restrictions, we believe remote training is the best option for all involved. We would like to assure all students, there will be minimal impact on any training they have planned in coming weeks and months, and we will do our utmost to accommodate their requirements. We have the full support and backing from our key vendor partners such as Microsoft and AWS, and we have already successfully transitioned over 85% of future client bookings to our virtual offering.”DDLS Anywhere closely replicates the high-quality face-to-face classroom experience which DDLS is known for, and has a key advantage over webinar-based training: the telepresence and/or remote Zoom virtual classrooms allow students to actively participate and interact with their trainer and with other students. This creates a more engaging experience than standard online training and improves student learning outcomes.“Businesses around the world are being challenged more than ever by the sudden shift to remote working,” Lang added. “But that doesn’t mean their skills and training needs should be put on hold. In fact, it simply means priorities shift and certain skills become even more important. We are already seeing increased demand in the areas of online collaboration and productivity via applications such as Microsoft Teams and Office 365, in addition to cybersecurity training, as organisations look to secure their remote workforce.” “With Virtual Instructor-led Training, DDLS can provide training in the skills organisations require immediately, in order to maintain business momentum in these very troubled and demanding times.”“The key advantage to telepresence over traditional webinar-based learning is that it provides a training experience that is enhanced, allowing students to actively participate rather than merely typing into a chat window, which in turn improves student learning outcomes. We also ensure classroom sizes are capped for a manageable and personalised learning experience.”For more information on DDLS Anywhere and the full portfolio of remote learning courses, visit https://www.ddls.com.au/courses/. About DDLSDDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We provide extensive training options tailored to organisations’ needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. In cybersecurity we offer the broadest range of authorised training from leading global organisations including the EC-Council, (ISC)2, ISACA, RESILA (Axelos), and CompTIA. In all specialisations DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of technology, process and people.