Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 30 | Page 12


Suncorp and Tambla announced as winners for the Red Hat APAC Innovation Awards

Red Hat , a leading provider of opensource solutions , has announced Suncorp Group and Tambla Workforce Solutions as the winners of the Red Hat APAC Innovation Awards 2022 for the Australia and New Zealand region .

The two winners demonstrate how opensource tools and culture have the power to accelerate business processes , enhance productivity , stimulate innovation and address future challenges . They showcased the positive impact of their Red Hat deployments in supporting their business vision , workplace culture , industry and communities .
“ At Suncorp , we have been progressively modernizing our technology environment , leveraging cloud services , to take advantage of the agility , scale and pace of delivery it offers ,” said Charles Pizzato , Executive General Manager , Infrastructure , Technology and Transformation , Suncorp Group . “ Digital-first has been a key priority for Suncorp ’ s technology strategy as we deliver more personalized experiences to meet the needs of digitally savvy customers . Red Hat OpenShift enables Suncorp ’ s developers the ability to deliver software more rapidly , in a secure and standardized environment , that is highly portable giving us flexibility in the future .”
“ Migrating our systems to a modern enterprise platform with automation and management from Red Hat has revolutionized how we work and allowed us to focus on the delivery of critical services our customers rely on to run their businesses ,” said Richard Mitton , CISO , Tambla .

Lack of IT skills greatest data security challenge Australian enterprises face

Rubrik , the Zero Trust data security company , has announced the Australian findings from its inaugural State of Data Security report , commissioned by Rubrik and conducted by Wakefield Research .

Among the key findings regarding the most pressing challenge , Australian cybersecurity leaders face in securing their organization ’ s data was ‘ insufficient talent in IT and SecOps ’, cited by 26 % of respondents as the top security challenge .
More than 120 Australian respondents including CIOs , CISOs , IT and cybersecurity leaders were interviewed as part of Rubrik Zero Labs ’ The State of Data Security – The Human Impact of Cybercrime report , with more than 1,600 leaders worldwide taking part in the research .
Dale Heath , CTO at Rubrik Australia and New Zealand , said the spate of recent data breaches is collectively Australia ’ s turning point , causing local business leaders to become acutely aware of the risk of cyberattacks : “ The recent wave of cyberattacks have highlighted the lack of visibility and control organizations have into their environment . If you ’ re unable to answer questions like ‘ what sensitive data do I have ?’ and , more importantly , ‘ where is that data stored ?’, how can you begin to understand the risk associated with it ?”
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