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ECC’s Lead Cyber Auditor & IRAP Assessor Emphasises Importance of Digital Defence

AUSTRALIA, 23 April  2021: Cybersecurity specialist for EnterpriseCreativeCloud (ECC) Martin Quinn is a certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and IRAP Assessor, encouraging client organisations and industries to carry out annual cybersecurity assessments (digital application and infrastructure health checks) by reviewing cloud networks and policies with preventative audits.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre confirms there is a cybercrime committed almost every 10 minutes. Cybercrime is estimated to cost the national Australian economy up to $29 billion each year (cyber.gov.au).

ECC’s Director of Strategy, Customer Success and Innovation Kane Parker commented that cybersecurity incidents are continuing at an amplified scale and frequency.

“Adversaries are organised, they are sophisticated and calculated in the way they attack, seeking to harm citizens, government, industry and front-line services with elaborate scams that target cloud services, platforms and APIs through phishing, ransomware and social engineering. Recent incidents in Australia have taken some organisations weeks to restore to normal. 

“Martin’s background as ECC’s lead cybersecurity expert spans military, government, and private enterprise. His experience is well placed across advisory, risk management, audit, and in conducting detailed health checks for our clients, to secure and safeguard the integrity of digital infrastructure and cloud platforms,” said Kane.

In the current COVID-19 environment, Martin has observed recent company trends, as Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) and Chief Information Officers (CIO) manage everyday threats, as companies and their workforces adopt the ‘new normal’ operating environment.

“CISO’s and CIO’s, along with their teams, are looking to invest in secure digital platforms, to support hybrid at home and in-office environments.

“Companies should look at increasing their cloud computing security platforms, to minimise network vulnerability threats and risks to their organisation and people.

“It’s important for IT strategies to continue to uphold cyber risk and security performance through regular assessments, monitoring, and reporting.

“By taking a risk-based approach to cybersecurity, I can help our clients assess their performance based on exposure to cyber threats as well as provide actionable context.

“For over two decades, my work as a certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and IRAP Assessor has supported private and government clients in managing complex cyber threats, without putting their valuable assets at risk.

“At ECC we assess your cloud services and on-prem ICT and identify gaps in controls. We provide you with best practice recommendations and remediations to protect your organisation against cyber-attacks. Furthermore, we help government agencies and organisations of varying sizes achieve their IRAP or ISO 27001.  

“Our cybersecurity expertise supports ECC’s digital team of innovative cloud technology professionals who are directly involved in addressing and managing client Cloud Security incidents and vulnerabilities,” said Martin.

ECC provides comprehensive assessments for enterprises and government up to the ‘Secret Level’ for cloud services, SaaS applications and platforms, gateways, information systems, Gatekeeper, and GovLink. Contact our team today on enterprisecreativecloud.com.au/contact for a conversation on how we can keep your business and people cyber-safe.

About Martin Quinn

Martin has over 20 years of experience as a network and computing engineer. Martin is an ISO 27001 auditor and IRAP Assessor (no. 1135) with a thorough understanding of both the technical and business side of Information Security and IT.

Martin holds membership with the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). He is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and he is also a certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and an IRAP Assessor. In addition, Martin holds SANS GPEN certification and is an experienced Microsoft, Solaris, and Cisco Engineer having previously held certifications in each of these fields.

What is an IRAP Assessor?

IRAP Assessors are ASD-certified ICT professionals from across Australia who have the necessary experience and qualifications in ICT, security assessment and risk management. They hold detailed knowledge of Australian Government information security compliance requirements. IRAP stands for Information Security Registered Assessor Program.

What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is an international standard on how to manage information security. It details requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS) – the aim of which is to help organizations make the information assets they hold more secure.

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