Ben Tan: Safeguarding Data with World-Class Cybersecurity Solutions

Ben Tan | Founder and Managing Director | BT Cyber Pty Ltd

With the increase in the number of internet users, cybercrime is becoming a more severe issue that must be handled correctly. To avoid being victims of data breaches and cyberattacks, governments, educational institutions, private corporations, and organizations must all have a cyber security framework in place.

Cybersecurity, on the other hand, must be monitored regularly because it isn’t a one-time event but a continuous process. BT Cyber Pty Ltd is delivering cyber security solutions to businesses across New Zealand and Australia in order to solve these looming concerns.

Ben Tan, the company’s Founder and Managing Director has assembled a team of professionals to monitor all operations and provide the best solutions. He focuses on delivering solutions at the greatest level of protection as one of the leading Cyber Security Experts in the two countries.

BT Cyber is at the forefront of artificial intelligence endpoint security with access to the most up-to-date worldwide AI-supported solutions. Its team of security specialists has international experience and is regularly upskilling to keep up with market changes.

In our attempt to find “The 10 Most Iconic Leaders in Enterprise Security, 2022,” CIO Look caught up with Ben. We talked with him to learn how he is driving a transformative change in the Cyber Security sector with his expertise.

Below are the highlights of Ben’s interview.

Briefly describe your professional journey up until now.

I started BT Cyber in 2016 and have built a team of Cyber Security experts across two countries, overseeing the operations of BT Cyber, which has achieved year-on-year growth since being founded.

What challenges did you face along the way?

The most important challenge I face is securing funding for the business. It can be a tough, grueling process of endless applications, pitch meetings, and frequent rejections on the way to securing investors. Another challenge was hiring the right talents to join BT Cyber. This will hugely be influential to the success (or failure) of the business.

What significant impact have you brought to the Computer and Network Security industry?

As one of the leading Cyber Security Experts in Australia and New Zealand, I help organizations in the financial, insurance, and manufacturing sectors defend their networks to mitigate the risk of cyber-attacks and data breaches. Working closely with CIOs, IT Directors, IT Managers, Security Architects, and System Engineers to provide solutions for the highest level of protection.

Tell us about BT Cyber and its foundation pillar.

BT Cyber foundation is to Build Enterprise Resilience. We are providing Cyber Security services and solutions that are driven by innovation to organizations in Australia. Partner with global cyber security industry leaders to deliver the best solutions. Helping clients to improve the security of their data and applications. Protecting data with world-class cyber security products and solutions. Expertise extends and is supported by Local and Global Vendors and supports the full range of cyber security services, including MSSP, Consulting, Penetration Testing, and AI Endpoint Security, delivering best practice solutions.

How does BT Cyber promotes workforce flexibility, and what is your role in it?

We promote workforce flexibility with the following concept:

  • Focus on our core values.
  • Be open-minded.
  • Develop skill set.
  • Be optimistic.
  • Stay calm.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Have a strong support network.

As Managing Director, my role is to overseas this workforce flexibility and continue to improve this value.

What is your take on technology’s importance, and how are you leveraging it?

I see technology has an important effect on business operations. No matter the size of your enterprise, technology has both tangible and intangible benefits that will help you make money and produce the results our customers demand. BT Cyber use of Technological infrastructure affects the culture, efficiency, and relationships of a business. We also influence the security of confidential information and trade advantages.

What will be the next significant change in the Computer and Network Security industry, and how are you preparing for it?

The future of cybersecurity is being shaped by the need for companies to secure their networks, data, devices, and identities. This includes adopting security frameworks like zero trust, which will help companies secure internal information systems and data in the cloud. BT Cyber continues training our employees, and we partner with the industry leaders in cyber security to keep up with the latest technology.

What are your goals in the upcoming future?

My goal is to protect as many organizations as possible and grow the business to the next level. It is an exciting time in this industry.

What advice would you like to give the next generation of aspiring business leaders?

Have a clear vision, be proactive, and never give up.

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