Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 23 - Page 12

NEWS

Equinix supports Singapore ’ s Green Plan by expanding its fifth data center allows us to meet the rapidly increasing demand for digital infrastructure . Our digital infrastructure empowers public and private organizations with the capabilities necessary for innovation , participation and success in the digital economy .

Equinix has announced an investment of US $ 86 million to expand SG5 , its fifth International Business Exchange ( IBX ) data center , in Singapore .

The facility has been awarded the Singapore Building and Construction Authority ’ s ( BCA ) Green Mark Platinum certification for its leading-edge sustainable design and practices .
This is in line with the Singapore government ’ s emphasis on energy efficiency in new data center construction . Yee May Leong , Managing Director , Equinix South Asia , said : “ The expanded capacity of SG5
“ This is crucial as enterprises in Singapore continue their drive towards Digital Transformation , solidifying Singapore ’ s status as Southeast Asia ’ s premier business and technology hub . The BCA Green Mark Platinum certification is a testament to our ability to build sustainable data centers , which is in line with the government ’ s National Green Plan 2030 and Smart Nation agenda .”
Currently , Equinix has 240 IBX data centers in 66 metros across 27 countries around the world . In Asia-Pacific , it operates 52 IBX data centers in Singapore , Australia , China , Hong Kong , India , Japan and Korea .

Australian CISOs more at risk of cyberattacks compared to global counterparts

Proofpoint , a leading cybersecurity and compliance company , has released its annual Voice of the CISO report , which explores key challenges facing Chief Information Security Officers in Australia and around the globe .

While CISOs around the world spent 2021 coming to terms with new ways of working , Australian CISOs fell behind global counterparts when it came to feeling in control of their environment : 77 % of Australian CISOs say their organization is unprepared to detect , deter and recover from a cyberattack – the highest in 14 countries surveyed and up 21 % from 2021 .
“ As high-profile attacks disrupted supply chains , made headlines , and prompted new cybersecurity legislation , 2021 proved to be another challenging time for CISOs around the world ,” said Lucia Milică , Vice President and Global Resident CISO at Proofpoint .
“ As the impact of the pandemic on security teams gradually fades , our 2022 report uncovers a pressing issue . As workers leave their jobs or opt out of returning to the workforce , security teams are now managing a host of information protection vulnerabilities and insider threats .”
Australian CISOs not only feel more unprepared , but 68 % also feel their organization is at risk of suffering a material cyberattack in the next 12 months compared to 48 % of CISOs globally .
In addition , 76 % of Australian CISOs consider human error to be their biggest cyber vulnerability .
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