Information Security in Australia: What You Really Need To Know

Sydney, NSW, November 13, 2003 Finding the right balance of information security, cost and service is crucial to maintain competitiveness in today s business environment, says boutique Australian information security consulting firm SIFT.

With this need in mind, SIFT in partnership with Aspect Education Services, a division of the KAZ Group, has launched the Information Security: Tactical Information Control (ISTIC) training course, to provide an understanding of information security issues confronting Australian business & IT executives and project managers today.

Executives and project managers attending the ISTIC training course will leave with:

– An understanding of the legal & regulatory issues inherent in information security and unique to Australia and the governance & reporting processes used to ensure compliance;
– An understanding of the risks, threats and potential consequences of not effectively managing information security;
– Knowledge of leading edge technologies including biometrics, wireless networking and advanced antivirus techniques;
– A strategic, tactical, and operational understanding of planning, implementing, and operating an enterprise-wide security solution.

Developed in line with Australian and International industry and defence standards, the SIFT ISTIC course will address business, technology, and uniquely Australian regulatory aspects of information security.

“To date, it has been very difficult for Australian executives and project managers to identify the uniquely Australian issues in information security,” comments Nick Ellsmore, Director of SIFT.

“With this in mind, the three-day Information Security: Tactical Information Control program provides IT and other managers with an overview of the fundamentals of information security, and practical experience surrounding implementation, specific to the Australian context.

SIFT has been recognised as one of Australia s premier information security intelligence and consulting firms, with the Internet Industry Association (IIA) within Australia, and Info-War.Com in the USA syndicating SIFT research as a service to its members. Also realising the importance of information security in the wider community, SIFT is a sponsor of the Internet Industry Association (IIA) SME security portal.

The ISTIC training program will be offered regularly at Aspect’s training facilities around Australia. The next course will be held 3-5 December 2003 in Sydney.

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