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A Dedicated Hybrid Approach needed for Effective Cloud Security

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Technology adoption in the modern world can be a daunting process – especially for smaller sized businesses. Riaan Badenhorst, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab Africa, says there is a myriad of options available and this, coupled with technical jargon, can make things feel a little complex, inflexible and all too often tied to, and limited by, […]


Seven cyberintelligence insights for a more secure business

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Cyberthreat intelligence (CTI) involves the collection, evaluation, verification and distribution of information about ongoing and emerging cyberthreats and attacks against network assets and infrastructure. It is becoming increasingly difficult and costly for organisations to defend against cyberattacks on their own, with more companies reaching out to their peers and other sources for threat intelligence data. […]


Forcepoint reveals cybersecurity predictions for 2019

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Forcepoint, a leading global cybersecurity provider, has launched its 2019 Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions Report, with security specialists, behavioural intelligence researchers and data scientists providing guidance on the sophisticated threats facing organisations in the months to come. The report examines seven areas where risks will increase in 2019, with Forcepoint experts taking a deep dive into technology […]


Mimecast expert on what lies ahead for cybersecurity in 2019

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What lies ahead for companies, governments and individuals regarding cybersecurity in 2019? Will we see the EU government forcing US data centers to hand over data? Will the European Union issue its first major fines for organisations in contravention of its General Data Protection Regulation? Will our growing dependence on social media expose us to […]


Cloud implementations growing but strategies lack security

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Private, public and hybrid clouds are growing in popularity as lift and shift cloud apps are making migration easier for businesses. Christian Mahncke, Enterprise Business Development at Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that while cloud computing has proven that it is a better option than in-house servers, security challenges remain a concern and […]


E-Serve and Kaspersky Lab ink MoU to boost cyberawareness in Egypt

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In line with the Egyptian government’s vision of delivering efficient and effective services to the public, the Misr for Government Technological Services (E-Serve) has announced a strategic collaboration with global cybersecurity solution provider, Kaspersky Lab. The MoU, signed between E-serve and Kaspersky Lab at the Cairo ICT 2018 event is aimed at improving government, organisation […]


Xperien launches campaign to replace old computers with new equipment

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Xperien has launched a programme to help companies replace old computers with new equipment free of charge. As part of this service offering, the firm also assists with data erasure to ensure all data protection processes and regulations are met. Redundant IT assets can now be used as a ‘trade-in’, allowing companies to reduce their […]


Marriott International data breach affects millions of customers

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Marriott International has announced details of a cyberattack which compromised the data of millions of customers in its Starwood guest reservation database. The company said an investigation had determined there was unauthorised access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties on or before September 10, 2018. The company said […]


Kenya successful in pushing for stronger support for ICT innovations

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Kenya has successfully pushed for the adoption of a resolution that will see stronger support for ICT innovations, particularly in developing countries. The new resolution titled, ITU’s role in fostering telecommunication/ICT centric innovation to promote development of digital economy, was adopted at the 2018 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It will […]


Vox expert on how to prevent your digital identity being stolen

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Editor’s Question: What steps should you take to prevent your digital identity being stolen? Submission by Mayleen Bywater, Senior Product Manager at Vox. Our cyber footprint is increasing daily as technology improves and evolves. This statement seems to strike fear in to our minds. So, how do we protect our identity and the data that […]


J2 Software Managing Director on how to keep your digital identity safe

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Editor’s Question: What steps should you take to prevent your digital identity being stolen? Submission by John McLoughlin, Managing Director, J2 Software.   As we live in a globally connected world, almost all our personal information – a virtual expose of our lives – exists online and we need to ensure that our digital identities are […]


Cyberscam warning issued to shoppers ahead of Black Friday

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South Africans are preparing to once again embrace ‘Black Friday; where retailers offer massive discounts for both online as well as bricks-and-mortar shoppers. However, consumers are being warned because, in the same way that scammers come out to try and relieve people of their money in the physical world, the beginning of the November/December retail […]


Mimecast joins IBM security app exchange community

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Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has launched Mimecast for IBM QRadar, which integrates email security data into IBM’s security intelligence technology. The new Mimecast for IBM QRadar app is designed to offer joint customers improved visibility into potential vulnerabilities and ongoing attacks occurring via email, enabling prioritised incident response through one […]


Fortinet releases latest Global Threat Landscape Report

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Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals threats are increasing and evolving to become more sophisticated. Unique threat variants and families are on the rise, while botnet infections continue to infect organisations. “Cyberthreats are growing rapidly and […]


Redstor enables customers to recover data instantly through partnership with VMware

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Redstor, a leading cloud data management SaaS business with technology developed in South Africa, has announced a Technology Alliance Partnership with VMware, a global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure. It is the latest initiative by Redstor and builds upon its long-term strategy to treble revenue by 2020. The partnership accelerates solution development and strengthens […]


Sophos provides insights into emerging trends in 2019 Threat Report

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Sophos has launched its 2019 Threat Report, providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019. In the report, Joe Levy, CTO, Sophos, said: “The threat landscape is undoubtedly evolving; less […]


Ideco Chief Executive Officer on rise of facial recognition technology

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Advanced new facial recognition technology is giving ordinary surveillance systems the ability to learn, analyse what cameras see, conduct market research and even proactively mitigate risk. Video surveillance systems are an important step towards enhanced security, but they have certain shortfalls – they are very dependent on the ability of the control centre and monitoring […]


Future-proofing your business with multi-cloud models

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Tristan Liverpool, Systems Engineering Director, F5 Networks, discusses the benefits of operating your system in a multi-cloud environment and embracing the benefits. The world is becoming increasingly security conscious, with applications and technologies being developed faster than ever. Architects need to rethink current cloud strategies, embedding security into application development, and embracing new work practices […]


‘It’s time for CISOs to look beyond the firewall’ – RiskIQ expert

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Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP, discusses the changing role of chief information security officers (CISOs) within businesses. The Chief Information Security Officer’s (CISO) role is going through a period of transition. The number of security breaches over the last year is unprecedented and growing, clearly demonstrating the need for a re-evaluation of current security thinking. The required […]


Mimecast receives award for continuity and resilience product

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Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced it has been awarded best ‘Continuity and Resilience Provider Service/Product’ at the 2018 BCI Global Awards. Mimecast received recognition for providing an outstanding service and product, relevant to the continuity and resilience profession. This award follows Mimecast being recognised at the BCI Africa Awards 2018 […]