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Toll confirms cyber-security spur for Egress link

Domestic transport and logistics giant points to government and business concern


The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ website attack has served to reinforce cyber security dangers in the public mind, but Toll would have gone about boosting its cyber security defences even if the incident had failed to materialise.

Toll points to the issue being high on corporate and government agendas, with that position reinforced earlier in the year by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Last week, the company unveiled the latest addition to its armoury, an extra data incription capability.

With larger transport and logistics firms engaging in increased collaboration with customers allowing more open access to IT systems, both sides are keen to shield any vulnerabilities.

“The Secure Digital Exchange service we are delivering with Egress meets the changing needs of many existing and potential Toll customers and is complimentary to Toll’s existing DX Mail and Mailroom Solutions,” a Toll spokesman tells ATN.

“It is very important to recognise that our solution not only protects our clients from malicious access to emails and transmitted files but also from the inadvertent or accidental release of sensitive corporate data or client customer data. 

“Within Australia and New Zealand there is a growing concern amongst corporations and governments about cyber-security.

“The Australian government is spending $230 million over four years to manage this threat, with a major component of the government strategy reliant on information sharing between governments and business.”

The spokesman highlights the April release of the federal government’s Cyber Security Strategy to back up the point.

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