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Qualys unveils free community edition of its cloud platform

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Qualys’ new free community edition includes asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, secure configuration assessment, web application scanning, digital certificate and public cloud management, all within a single-pane view. Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has announced Qualys Community Edition, a free cloud-based service giving small organisations unified visibility of their […]


Dell EMC announces new Integrated Data Protection Appliance

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Dell EMC announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400, providing simple and powerful converged data protection to help mid-size organisations transform IT while combatting data sprawl and complexity. Comprehensive data protection has been a challenge for mid-size organisations.  Enterprise-class products come with higher cost and complexity, while lower cost […]


Mimecast acquires cybersecurity training platform Ataata, Inc

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Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced it has acquired Ataata, Inc. Ataata is a cybersecurity training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organisations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees. The acquisition will allow customers to measure […]


Effective cloud security requires a dedicated hybrid approach

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As more businesses embrace digital transformation strategies, there is a growing need to ensure robust cloud security solutions are in place. Riaan Badenhorst, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab Africa, discusses the cybersecurity risks of using cloud services and how these can be mitigated with the use of specialist technologies. With the advancement towards digital transformation remaining […]


Internet of Things: Pandora’s Box or enterprise enabler?

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George Kalebaila, Research Director for telecommunications, media and Internet of Things (IoT) at International Data Corporation (IDC), says IoT has yet to overcome significant challenges to truly deliver the value the enterprise requires. The enterprise remains wary of investment into the Internet of Things (IoT). There are key inhibitors to adoption that affect its efficiency, […]


Endpoint security automation a top priority for IT professionals

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Global cybersecurity training company, the SANS Institute, has released its 2018 SANS Endpoint Security Survey report, which found that automating endpoint detection and response processes is the top priority for IT professionals trying to put actionable controls around their endpoints. The survey questioned IT professionals globally on how they approach endpoint security within their organisations, […]


Symantec launches free tool to help detect recent VPNFilter malware

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Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company, has announced VPNFilter Check, a free online tool designed to help individuals and organisations quickly and simply determine if a router may be impacted by VPNFilter malware. “VPNFilter poses a very serious threat to both consumers and businesses including injecting malware and the stealing of passwords and other confidential data,” […]


Four hidden costs and cybersecurity risks of sudo

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Morey Haber, CTO at BeyondTrust, explains the four specific risks or costs tha organisations should consider before deciding if sudo (an open source package designed to provide privileged access included in many Linux distributions) is right for the organisation. It is always a philosophical debate as to whether to use open source software in a […]


The importance of protecting data from insider threats

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Gregg Petersen, Regional Sales Vice President, Middle East & Africa at Veeam, discusses the importance of data protection and keeping data protected from insider threats, and data loss. “Malicious attacks from employees may be less frequent than external attacks, however their damage potential can be just as catastrophic, if not more so,” said Petersen. “Those […]


Equinix expert on how organisations can best secure their data

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There is always the threat that losing your company’s data will bring your business to a close. Not only is the cyberattack landscape increasing in frequency, scale and complexity but the cost of trying to recover from an attack is growing astronomically as well. A recent IBM Security and Ponemon Institute global study showed the […]


Redstor expert on what firms should have to safeguard their data

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What procedures should companies have in place to safeguard their data? By Heidi Weyers, General manager for Sales at Redstor in SA. Given the exponential growth of data and increasing threat of sophisticated cyberattacks, there is absolutely no doubt that a secure backup is essential to any credible data management strategy. Backup is required to […]


Smart security for the small and medium-sized enterprise

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Securing the end point with enterprise-ready technology was traditionally outside the budget of the SME, but that’s in the past, according to Ralph Berndt, Director, Sales at Syrex. The enterprise has traditionally been the first served with a large variety of security services based on bigger budgets and plenty of functionality. It is to those […]


Why African businesses need to move to intelligent data management

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Kate Mollett, the new Regional Manager for South Africa at Veeam, says changing regulatory requirements necessitate a more considered approach to ensure data is securely maintained, stored and accessed in an increasingly connected environment. In May this year, we unveiled our vision for the hyper-available enterprise and our strategy to guide enterprise customers on their […]


BeyondTrust announces new partnership with SINEVIS

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BeyondTrust, a leading cybersecurity company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced a strategic partnership with IT technology professional services organization SINEVIS. Through the global reach and IT services delivery expertise of SINEVIS, the partnership expands opportunities for BeyondTrust and helps scale delivery capabilities, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, Africa […]


AppCentrix expert on importance of safeguarding your data

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What procedures should companies have in place to safeguard their data? By Omar Sati, Executive Board Member at AppCentrix International When thinking about their data, organisations primarily concern themselves with data management and processing, but the scope extends well beyond this and should now include specific requirements such as data security and transparency. Especially considering […]


Kaspersky Lab updates IT Security Calculator tool

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With IT budgets under pressure to transform and improve multiple areas of an organisation and business leaders needing to demonstrate return on every investment, the onus has long been on IT security to prove its worth. But proving ROI has traditionally been a struggle for IT professionals, who need to balance budget limitations while staying […]


Adaptability and awareness are key to preventing cyber-attacks in 2018

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Cybersecurity was a massive concern for most organisations in 2017 and, according to Paul Jolliffe, Lead DSM: Security at T-Systems South Africa, it looks to continue to be a headache for CIOs during this year. Symantec recently released their cybersecurity predictions for 2018, listing the many concerns that CIOs and InfoSec specialists may have in […]


Integrated security ensures peace of mind, says NewTelco expert

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Security threats can come from anywhere, be it cybercriminals looking to attack your business’ data, intruders targeting physical hardware or even internal employees haplessly giving away company secrets or letting unauthorised people into your environment. While security technologies are evolving rapidly, traditional intruder detection systems, alarm panels and access control technologies can no longer operate […]


Oracle expert on importance of privacy of data and how to protect it

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Article by Dragan Petkovic, Security Product Leader ECEMEA at Oracle.  Privacy of data remains one of the most vulnerable resources and the requirement to protect personal data is only intensifying with the likes of the GDPR and PoPI Act coming into effect. We are likely to see steep fines being imposed during the second half […]


Innovative solution aims to combat crime in South Africa

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A group of innovative thinkers have developed a smart solution to help retailers in South Africa safeguard their high-value goods against armed robbery. The Intelligent Safe incorporates the very latest security tech and is fully engineered to offer an all-round solution that’s both protective and reactive. Crime continues to be one of the country’s biggest […]