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Essential 8: How Does Your Organization Rate?

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The current state of cybersecurity affairs in Australia
  • An overview of Essential 8 guidance
  • How Duo can help meet 4 of the 8 Essentials
  • How Deakin University implemented Duo

If you’re looking for insight as organizations rapidly adapt to support skyrocketing remote access needs, Deakin University can provide a unique perspective. Higher education institutions like Deakin face a particular challenge when designing their security strategy: having to manage a varied user population of staff, faculty, and students, many of whom will bring their own devices and may have limited familiarity with these processes and technologies. Additionally, these users will have mass onboarding/offboarding events that align with the academic year, and must be managed across a distributed and often remote population.

Released in 2017 and updated last year, the Essential 8 framework created by The Australian Cybersecurity Centre lays out a clear path to implementing critical security controls every organization should implement as a strong baseline defense posture. These controls include access control, endpoint management, data loss prevention, and application security measures for critical tools like Microsoft Office365 that address the most pressing threats seen in the wild today.

Learn how Deakin met several of the control measures outlined by the Essential 8, leveraging the service for multi-factor authentication as well as device visibility and zero-trust access controls. Join Ganesh Umapathy and Karl Lewis from Duo Security, along with special guest Dushyant Sattiraju, the Cyber Security Operations Team Lead at Deakin University, for a real-world discussion of the Essential 8 journey and how Duo can help.

Presenter Info

Dushyant Sattiraju, Cyber Security Operations Lead, Deakin University

Dushyant Sattiraju is the Cyber Security Operations Lead for Deakin University. He holds two master’s degrees in Information Security and Business Information Systems. Over the past 8+ years at Deakin University, Dushyant was has worked in various areas in the field of ICT including Application development, Systems Infrastructure, Business Analytics and Cyber Security.

As a SecOps Lead Dushyant heads a team is responsible for security incident response, vulnerability management, secure configuration hardening, threat hunting. Dushyant has played a key role in delivering Deakin’s security strategy items, one of which is the rollout of Duo Security at Deakin.

Ganesh Umapathy, Product Marketing Manager, Duo Security

Ganesh is a product marketing manager at Duo. He is responsible for go-to-market strategy, product launches, content creation and sales enablement. Ganesh has over 10 years of experience working in the technology industry in varying capacities across engineering, product management and product marketing roles. Ganesh holds an MBA from University of Washington, Seattle, and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from India.

Karl Lewis, Lead Architect APJC, Duo Security

Karl Lewis is Duo Security’s Lead Architect for the APJC region. He helps bridge the gap between technology and business problems for organizations by helping them understand how Duo integrates and addresses current business challenges around cybersecurity. Karl has over 8 years of experience administering, designing and securing enterprise and service provider networks as a multi-certified network security architect and a contributor to the PreSales Collective, an international community of pre-sales professionals.