EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO magazine for the APAC region . This month ’ s cover features Adam Carey , CTO , Royal Flying Doctors Service Queensland ( RFDSQ ). He tells us how the iconic Australian health service ensures 24 / 7 operations and rapid ransomware recovery with Rubrik .
“ In the past two years , cybersecurity has evolved from a side-issue to our number one business risk ,” Carey said . “ Even against our own organization we ’ ve seen cleverly crafted , targeted phishing attacks , especially to our executive team . It shows nothing is off limits , not even essential health services like ours .
“ Patient data is everything to us . It ’ s our crown jewels . Patient care is our main reason for existing , and the motivation for everything we do . For us , care extends beyond the physical – it ’ s also about ensuring patient privacy is always protected and Rubrik helps us protect it .” You can find out more details about the project by turning to p56 .
Elsewhere , we take a look at how Sandfield , a software solutions provider based in New Zealand , has deployed the LogRhythm-based SIEM platform , following a recommendation by managed services provider Advantage . Sandfield is now benefitting from a new security framework that provides better visibility and protection . all our security logs and events ,” he said . “ We can be confident that any misconfigurations , breaches , or unauthorized access of our systems will be quickly picked up .” There ’ s much more to discover about this story on p61 .
In this month ’ s CIO Opinion , Pieter Danhieux , CEO of Secure Code Warrior , explains the impact the Metaverse has on security and how to manage the challenges that come with it .
“ The metaverse attack surface is far-reaching , extending well beyond web-based software , APIs and payment gateways ,” he says . “ The peripheral elements of VR headsets and accessories also pose a threat to core data with the onboard software in those devices a very convenient red carpet to paydirt if they are vulnerable .
“ In the Metaverse , every movement you make is a data point , and if access to it is possible through lax software security , the incentive for attackers to try their luck is enormous .” To read more turn to p44 .
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Once again , I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
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