Finding the best security strategies to reduce risk and strengthen compliance while at the same time aligning the technologies to customer and business needs was the hot topic at the Check Point Experience 2011 in Sydney.
Held for the first time in Sydney, more than 400 attendees from the IT and security industry attended the event hosted by security vendor, Check Point.
Check Point founder, CEO and inventor of FireWall-1, Gil Shwed, spoke at the event about the security trends and issues facing companies and the industry today.
With the average cost of a single data breach in 2010 costing $7.2 million and 42 per cent of production servers being virtualised in 2010, Shwed highlighted the importance of developing security roadmaps for the new decade that address the threat challenges of these new technologies.
The event also hosted a series of workshops and presentations with Check Point security researchers that explored the anatomy of last year’s most sophisticated attacks, such as the StuxNet worm.
Best practices for securing the mobile enterprise workforce and leveraging 3D security to stay compliant were also shared at the event, as well as ways of educating and involving users for better security.
Attendees had a chance to meet with Check Point’s top technical experts and learn more about Check Point's R75 technologies that cover loss and intrusion prevention, datacentre and private Cloud security, and many other areas.
Earlier in the year, Check Point introduced four applications for its R75 security platform that allow customers to create tailored security appliances on off-the-shelf hardware.