Senetas at Government Security Conferences - Australia & UK -Says Security Should be Treated Like Quality and Safety

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Australia's world leading data protection company, Senetas Corporation, is attending government information security conferences on both sides of the planet, including the London Conference on Cyberspace hosted by the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon William Hague MP and the Cyber Security for Government 2011 conference in Sydney, at which it suggested security should be treated like quality and safety.

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...safety was “good for business, good for employees and the business community…clearly security is the next wave – and Senetas has a simple twist on an old concept: KISS (Keep It Simply Secure)”.

Senetas Corporation is attending government information security conferences on both sides of the planet, offering its world-leading high speed data protection solutions based on encryption.

Senetas CEO, John DuBois said the company’s European office is participating in the London Conference on Cyberspace hosted by the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon William Hague MP. Last week Senetas in Australia was major sponsor and presented at the Cyber Security for Government 2011 conference in Sydney, at which it suggested security should be treated like quality and safety.

The London Conference on Cyberspace, attended by representatives from 60 nations, began one day after British intelligence agency GCHQ warned of “disturbing levels” of cyber-attacks targeting sensitive data on government computers.

The event was designed to launch a more focused and inclusive dialogue between key cyberspace actors from across the world including from government, industry and civil society. It aimed to “develop a better collective understanding of how to protect and preserve the tremendous opportunities that the development of cyberspace offers us all” and covered five themes: economic growth and development, social benefits, cybercrime, safe and reliable access, and international security
The Sydney conference was focused on how government and business could improve cyber security and mitigate cybercrime.

Mr DuBois said the collective experience of the Senetas team in Australia and Europe provided valuable input to both conferences based on the company’s 12 years of providing data protection by encryption to governments, defence and commercial organisations.

Speaking at the Sydney event, Stuart Bell, General Manager, Product Sales for Australia and New Zealand said that security should ultimately be treated the same as quality and safety: “…ideas that moved from a cost-based approach to a business differentiator and then matured into just how you do business”.

Mr Bell said broad-based adoption came when organisations realised that safety was “good for business, good for employees and the business community…clearly security is the next wave – and Senetas has a simple twist on an old concept: KISS (Keep It Simply Secure)”.

“In our role working with international governments and their agencies we are well aware of the latest cyber threats; we fully understand how overwhelming this could be to those charged with managing the transmission of confidential and sensitive corporate or personal information around the enterprise, or around the world.

“Organisations must now draw a line in the sand, adopt a zero trust approach and create the future secure environment then migrate trust participants into it. You need to act now whilst your business is still in motion – or it may be too late,” Mr Bell warned.

Mr DuBois said Senetas would continue to take opportunities to attend key strategic events at which it could speak directly to key influencers of decisions around government and business information security.

About Senetas
Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX Code: SEN) is an Australian ASX-listed public company and is the world’s leading developer and supplier of high speed network encryption hardware products. Senetas encryption technology has been independently tested and accredited by the world’s leading agencies and now offers the only dual accredited encryption hardware - certified to both FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and Common Criteria EAL4+ and currently in evaluation for CESG CAPS certification in United Kingdom. Senetas is now represented in more than 40 countries. Customers include Government, military, law enforcement agencies plus leading financial and banking institutions in Australia, USA, Middle East, Asia, and the EU.

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