Telstra flags cyber security push


Telstra Corporation Ltd, Australia's most widely held stock, has flagged a focus on cyber security within Australia and Asia after revealing continued attempts by hackers to access the group's systems, The Australian Financial Review reports.

The newspaper reports chief operating officer Brendon Riley said the telco began beefing up its Australian team of cyber security experts in a bid to make its own $1.3 billion cloud computing and network services business more appealing.

“There’s a lot of companies coming into Asia and Australia and they’re really looking for a trusted entity, particularly with security and what’s going on in the cyber world,” he said, according to the AFR.

“I think we can leverage a lot of what we’ve historically done internally to help our customers build the right sort of environments and there’s potentially cloud solutions we could offer there as well. I think we’ve got a very good record with our customers.”