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Vectra ’ s AI-driven cybersecurity threat detection and response platform provide increased visibility to secure critical data and digital communications .
“ In the last couple of years , our industry has been hit by major breaches with associated crippling disruption and costs ,” Kitching said . “ Cybercrime is an increasingly serious concern for community care organizations such as Churches of Christ . As such , prioritizing network defense and working with the right partner were mission-critical for us .”

Vectra AI , a leader in AI-driven cyberthreat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises , has announced that Churches of Christ in Queensland has selected its AI-driven cybersecurity platform to strengthen its defense against a landscape of increasing cyberthreats .

Headquartered in Brisbane ’ s Kenmore , Churches of Christ delivers critical care and compassionate services to more than 25,000 Australians across 100 communities in Queensland and Victoria . These services include retirement and aged care , foster and kinship care , social housing and family support .
“ Thousands of people rely on our team of 4,000 staff and volunteers to deliver the best level of care and support , which means it is vital our systems and networks are robust and remain uninterrupted ,” said Thomas Kitching , General Manager Information Technology at Churches of Christ .
Kitching explains that one of the key drivers for Churches of Christ in procuring advanced AIpowered threat detection capabilities was to protect its community and the organization against the increasingly sophisticated and even fatal nature of cyberattacks which persist .
To get started , Vectra worked with Kitching ’ s team to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment and gap analysis as well as identify risk priorities for the Queensland organization . These included data priorities , such as immutable backups , and infrastructure safety , deploying Vectra ’ s Network Detection and Response ( NDR ) as an additional layer to bolster security posture . The risk assessment also covered human priorities including mandatory annual cyber-training and improved internal auditing .
“ For community care organizations like Churches of Christ , securing critical data is a massive responsibility ,” said Tony Bauman , ANZ Country Manager for Vectra . “ The type of data that is stored extends hugely into somebody ’ s personal life and family history ; in the wrong hands this data can lead to so much criminal intent for financial gain . This is just one of the reasons why continuous visibility across the network and behavioral analytics are increasingly deployed to secure mission-critical data .”
Network detection and response pivotal to securing digital infrastructure
Vectra NDR continuously monitors the Churches of Christ network to detect cyberthreats and abnormal lateral traffic movement for user access to restricted systems and data . The AI-driven platform delivers Attack Signal Intelligence by leveraging data science and Machine Learning to reveal underlying attack behaviors even when traffic is encrypted .

Churches of Christ in Queensland boosts network cybersecurity with Vectra

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