Australian City Council Keeps Public Sector Communications and Services Secure With Proofpoint
Published by Proofpoint
To support all of its services, 650 users at the Council rely on an infrastructure hosting approximately 120 servers. Like every organisation, the Council takes cybersecurity extremely seriously. The threat landscape is evolving, and email fraud and supply chain attacks are becoming a growing concern. In June 2021, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), reported more than 3,300 incidents of business email compromise over the previous 12 months.
“The threat landscape has become much worse, and attackers are no longer targeting the firewall and the network, but our users,” said Mark Bretherton, network infrastructure coordinator at Maribyrnong City Council.
As the IT team evaluated its security posture, they realised that their environment focused on perimeter security. But it offered little protection against business email compromise (BEC) attacks. The Council was seeking a comprehensive approach to security that could protect its users from these sophisticated threats, as well as credential phishing, account compromise, and ransomware. And like many organisations, the Council is migrating its applications to cloud services. This means the IT team also needs to improve insight into its cloud security posture.
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