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Thales research reveals Digital Transformation puts sensitive data at risk

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, has announced that the rush to Digital Transformation is putting sensitive data at risk for organisations worldwide. That is according to the company’s 2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition with research and analysis from IDC. As organisations embrace new technologies, such as multi-cloud […]


Lenovo laptops amplify learning experiences through digital innovation

Lenovo has announced an enhanced laptop lineup intended specifically to provide students and teachers in education institutions with a more personalised learning experience. Offering a broad choice of specifically designed models with solid reliability, the range of Chromebook and Windows enabled systems offer a superior user experience for students and educators alike. The Lenovo 100e and […]


Avaya report reveals SA organisations must act upon customer requests

South African organisations looking to gain a decisive edge in 2019, must focus on going above and beyond to anticipate and act upon customer requests. That is according to research from Avaya Holdings Corp and Davies Hickman Partners, which revealed that 93% of South African consumers believe large organisations should make customer contact easier, while […]


Over half of SA shoppers have had their financial credentials compromised

The time of unrestrained shopping has already begun, thanks to Black Friday in November. This is swiftly followed by Christmas and New Year gift giving, and then the January sales. But Kaspersky Lab is warning shoppers that cybercriminals targeting banking credentials or online shopping accounts could hit the jackpot this holiday season. As revealed in Kaspersky […]


Managed Business Services hits the spot for South African companies

Daniel Lotter, Head of Bids and Tenders at Itec SA, looks at how many organisations are utilising Managed Business Services. We’ve been through the range of ‘as a service’ models – Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Now we’re in the age of Everything as […]


Social media companies believed to be vulnerable for exposing data

A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according research from Gemalto. Two-thirds (66%) are unlikely to shop or do business with an organisation that experiences a breach where their financial and sensitive information is stolen. Retailers (62%), banks (59%), […]


Nutanix announces findings of annual global Enterprise Cloud Index

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its first annual global Enterprise Cloud Index, measuring enterprise plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The new report found enterprises plan to increase hybrid cloud usage, with 91% stating hybrid cloud as the ideal IT model, but only 18% stating they […]


Kaspersky Lab reveals research on future threat of memory hacking

Kaspersky Lab has warned that the cyberattackers of the future may be able to exploit memory implants to steal, spy on, alter or control human memories. And while the most radical threats are several decades away, the essential technology already exists in the form of deep brain stimulation devices. Scientists are learning how memories are […]


More than 40% of ICS computers attacked during first half of 2018

Research shows that African countries were worse off when it comes to ICS computers that were attacked. More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018. The most impacted countries were Vietnam, Algeria and Sri […]


Mimecast releases latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA)

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. A Mimecast ESRA helps participating organisations better understand the number and type of email-borne threats that are getting […]


IoT home devices are latest target for cryptojacking – Fortinet report

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals cybercriminals are becoming smarter and faster in how they leverage exploits to their advantage. They are also maximising their efforts by targeting an expanding attack surface and by using iterative approaches […]


Digital performance ‘essential to business performance’

Riverbed, the Digital Performance Company, has announced the results of the Riverbed Digital Performance Global Survey 2018, which found that nearly all (99%) of business decision makers agree that optimising digital performance is essential to business performance. A total of 98% also that digital, including the delivery of digital services and applications, is critical to […]


McAfee Labs research shows cryptocurrency mining malware surge

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2018, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware and other threats in Q1 2018. McAfee Labs saw on average five new threat samples every second, including growth in cryptojacking and other cryptocurrency mining malware, as well as notable campaigns demonstrating […]


Kolok SA transforms delivery capabilities thanks to Trackmatic

Kolok, a division of Bidvest Paper Plus, invested in Trackmatic’s Driver-Led VisibilityTM technology to transform operations and improve their supply chain visibility. Since January 2018, the organisation has seen a 39% increase in on-time departures, a 50% increase in route duration adherence, a 25% reduction in fuel consumption, and 97% in successful customer visits. Kolok […]


Relief for ransomware victims with free tools from Trend Micro

The Middle East and North Africa have accounted for 4.75% and 1.75% respectively of global ransomware threats. Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is committed to protecting customers and consumers against today’s greatest security threats and has blocked more than 100 million ransomware threats for their customers in the last six months, […]


Legacy email security systems failing to provide sufficient protection

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of tests that measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. It reveals that these systems missed 11,653 emails containing known malware, which should be the easiest to identify, as they are […]


Infographics: Nokia aiming to enhance public safety in Africa

Public safety is of concern for all countries, with teams spending hours working tirelessly to ensure that citizens are protected. Such incidents include natural disasters, crime spikes, or any unrest that may occur. In 2017, several African countries were hit by unforeseen disasters. These included floods in Nigeria and Niger, the Sierra Leonne mudslides and […]


Consumers would jump ship if their personal data was breached


Mimecast Cloud Archive; leading multipurpose archive solution built for the cloud

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the launch of Mimecast Cloud Archive, the leading multipurpose archive solution built for the cloud.


Five deadly sins of privileged access management

BeyondTrust, the leading cybersecurity company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced its annual privileged access management survey which identified the ‘Five Deadly Sins of Privileged Access Management’, and how they prevent organisations from effectively protecting sensitive information.