Brennan IT wins AusCERT 2018 security award for Member Organisation of the Year

Sydney, Australia – Brennan IT has been named the AusCERT 2018 Member Organisation of the Year in recognition that the company fixed the largest percentage of vulnerabilities or incidents reported by AusCERT through its member security incident notifications (MSINs).

Stephen Sim, CEO, Brennan IT, said, “This award wasn’t decided by a vote or a panel; it was based purely on performance and numbers.

“Combatting cyber risks is a key strategic business issue for organisations around the world. Like many other businesses, Brennan IT continues to search for ways to proactively improve cybersecurity across the organisation. This award recognises that the business has done that successfully and, although the work will never be done with regard to cybersecurity, it confirms Brennan IT’s ongoing proactive commitment to security.”

Brennan IT takes a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity recognising that attacks can come from a wide range of sources. It’s essential that individual security products and technologies work together to form a cohesive security fabric that covers the complete ICT environment – from the network and endpoint to the cloud and beyond. This is the only way to combat cyber-attacks and minimise the occurrence of a data breach.

Stephen Sims said, “Brennan IT subscribes to the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) cybersecurity guidelines known as the ‘Essential Eight’. We’ve designed our security capabilities around these ‘Essential Eight’ so our customers know their IT environment has the highest security in place.”

AusCERT is the Australian Cyber Emergency Response Team. Members benefit not just from MSINs but also from an incident management service, regular security bulletins, and a malicious URL feed that lets members add malicious websites to their firewalls so users don’t accidentally access these sites.

This year’s awards were sponsored by the SANS Institute, which offers information security training, certification, and training.

About Brennan IT

Brennan IT is a leading IT, security and managed services provider to the Australian mid-market. For 20 years Brennan IT has been committed to making clients’ lives easier. The company does this by offering the mid-market exactly what it needs: professionalism; knowhow; simplicity; and passion for their business.

Brennan IT is continually evolving to deliver on the needs of the mid-market, while owning customer issues, and acting with genuine care.