Interview – Craig Aston – Celerity
ANDREW MCLEAN [00:00:00] We are in very special treat. You know what? I was going to say you’re in a very special treat. You’re going to be joined shortly by Craig Asten from Celerity on his panel, Security Automation. This is what be waiting for but you know what? Bring Craig on. I want to say hello. That’s kept the camera man on a thing. He’s gonna undo his layer. But you’ve been watching the thing. Thank you so much to all the people that I’ve watched. Remember to comment and like everything. You can continue to ask questions. We still have our team here ready to go. I think I’ve really upset my camera guy now so… No, I haven’t. Look, I know. Mr. Aston, welcome. I’m sorry I’ve completely peeled the schedule here. I really just wanted to say hello.
CRAIG ASTON [00:00:54] You did, absolutely. I can imagine there are people panicking and throwing things around all around you.
ANDREW MCLEAN [00:01:03] That’s what I think, camera did the works. So you got a panel coming up in a minute. It’s Security Automation. You’ve got some fantastic guests I could see. It’s including some from our main caps, will be very interesting to see the actual user perspective on this as well. But very briefly, you’re in, you work for Celerity. And you are very big in the cyber security world. And I just want ask this one question. I’ve asked it so many people. So you know what? I’m grabbing you and just putting you in at the deep end here.
CRAIG ASTON [00:01:38] Thanks.
ANDREW MCLEAN [00:01:38] No, no problem. No problem. You can you could send me the hate text later. But what are the biggest changes that you have seen during this lockdown into the demands for cyber security?
CRAIG ASTON [00:01:48] During the lockdown. Obviously, when everybody was starting to work from home, that was the first big change. Put enormous pressure on systems. I think the speed that the organisations had to deploy people to home could mean that the things were missed and therefore there are vulnerabilities. I also think the second thing is the prevalence of cybercrime and the activity of the cyber criminals during this period. They’ve obviously seen this as a real opportunity to go in, to go and do what they do. I think it’s which probably there are certain organisations who will sit there and say they’ve done well and they’ve actually really, really coped well and understood. But then you’ve had other organisations, large organisations who’ve been hit with big cyber attacks during this period. So it’s been a mixed bag. I mean, from our point of view, we we hope it’s enabled to debate. We think the debate on cybersecurity has moved forward. And I think. Yeah, and I think it’s also meant organisations are having to look at deploying things with speed. Cyber spending before where we are was difficult to get organisations to actually spend money on. Whereas I think now it’s going up the priority list and it’s moving to things like just just basic things like backup, backing up data. Make sure your data is backed up. It’s not necessarily some of the more complex things. It’s just enabling organisations to have another look and really understand all the different attack vectors that are coming up them. I think it’s been it’s certainly informed the debate without any question.
ANDREW MCLEAN [00:03:31] But you sounds like you’ve been incredibly busy and I think you’re going to talk about some of this on your panel. Look, I think of a panel bombed. There is a great new expression for a lot. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go to a break. And I’m going to leave, Mr. Aston here is going to take over. And he is going to do the last panel of the day, which is Security Automation. Is this what you’ve been waiting for? So stay tuned and we’ll be back in a minute.