Workspace

11
May

How do SASE, SD-WAN and Zero Trust go hand-in-hand?

As the concept of the traditional network perimeter becomes obsolete, organisations must take a more holistic view – which requires rethinking their approach to the fundamentals of networking and security. Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) takes security out to the edge, allowing organisations to grant users and devices secure access to data and applications from any location. With the COVID-19

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4
May

OVERSIGHT, INSIGHT, FORESIGHT: The new role of boards in driving cyber resilience

A dramatic increase in cyber crime and growing corporate accountability for related loss means the battle to protect a company’s digital assets is about to become an intensely personal one for Australia’s corporate custodians. Manuel Salazar from Orro Group explores. In the past, there was a chasm between boards and cyber security staff working on the ground. Given the barrage

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21
Apr

Connecting Australia: next generation networks

The last two years have reinforced the notion that connectivity is a public good. High capacity networks played a crucial role in the country’s response to the pandemic — enabling remote working, learning and health care. The amount of capacity provided on the NBN alone grew by 40% in the first year of the pandemic[1], and is expected to increase

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7
Apr

COVID exposes the shortcomings of over-reliance on VPNs

As work from home mandates scattered employees to the wind, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the dangers for businesses in over-relying on Virtual Private Networks to allow their staff to securely work remotely. A distributed workforce significantly expands an organisation’s attack surface area, especially when staff may be working from home on consumer-grade devices over consumer-grade connections which rely on consumer-grade

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1
Apr

World Autism Awareness Day 2022

The UN World Autism Awareness Day is taking place on 2 April, marking the start of World Autism Month. The aim of this day and month is to highlight the need to help improve support for autistic people, so that they can become an equally integral part of society. The U.N estimates up to 80 per cent of the world’s

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31
Mar

Zero Trust is not a product

Assuming that no-one, nowhere can be trusted by default, Zero Trust greatly reduces the likelihood of a security breach, plus it limits the impact should someone slip through your defences. It’s clear that the future of work is distributed and the ability to work from the office, home or anywhere in between is here to stay. Decoupling productivity from proximity

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24
Mar

What Is SASE

Pronounced “sassy”, SASE is an enterprise networking technology category introduced by Gartner in 2019 – coining a phrase to describe an assortment of security tools and practises. SASE allows organisations to grant users and devices access to data and applications from any location, says Kevin Bloch – former Cisco ANZ Chief Technology Officer and founder of corporate technology advisory firm

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8
Mar

Orro celebrates women in technology this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an opportunity for us to consider the contribution of the Australian technology industry to gender equality, and to consider what further challenges lay ahead. For many women, the technology sector is an exciting and inspiring professional opportunity. The work we do here at Orro helps support businesses and connect and protect communities right around the country.

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2
Mar

NBN and SD-WAN broaden the horizon for Australian businesses

The rise of the NBN and SD-WAN have gone hand-in-hand in Australia, providing organisations of all sizes – from Australia Post right down to SMEs – with greater flexibility and choice when it comes to broadband. The National Broadband Network overhauled Australia’s broadband infrastructure, not just rolling out fibre nationwide but also acting as a wholesaler to create a level

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24
Feb

What has COVID changed forever in the business world?

From the way we work and shop, to the way we deliver essential services, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way Australians do business. Since the NBN was first conceived, Australia has debated all the ways that ubiquitous access to high-speed broadband could change our personal and professional lives. Those predictions are all finally coming to pass but, to be

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