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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.


A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector, Siemens predicts

The International Monetary Fund recently stated that the oil reserves in Uganda may account for around 4% of the country’s economy annually in the next few years if managed well. These sentiments were echoed by speakers and delegates attending the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit in Kampala Uganda. Addressing government officials and delegates, Patrice […]


Gemalto study reveals the reality of data breaches

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Compared to the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, […]


Are you a software master?

CA Southern Africa has revealed the results of a survey of over 1,200 IT leaders released by CA Technologies and conducted by industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics. The survey confirms that mastering modern software development by building a ‘Modern Software Factory’ is at the heart of business success in the digital economy.


Smart banking = happy customer

Consumers in South Africa prefer a digital-first approach to resolving their basic banking issues, only talking to a human being if they have to, according to a new survey from Avaya. Out of nine countries surveyed, South Africans were the most likely to say they preferred to use a mobile banking app to access their […]


Rubrik’s Alta release delivers instant application availability for any app, anywhere

Rubrik, the cloud data management company, recently announced the landmark 4.0 Alta release of its Cloud Data Management platform, which provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure.


Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Q2 2017

Fortinet®, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application usage enables destructive worm-like attacks to take advantage of hot exploits at record speed. Adversaries are spending less time developing ways to break in, and instead […]


The state of business agility 2017

CA Southern Africa has announced results from a first-of-its-kind CA Technologies sponsored study that reveals that only 12% of companies can claim that their entire corporation is on the path to business agility even though more than two thirds of survey participants agreed that agile organisations are better able to quickly respond to dynamic business […]


AI and analytics accelerate the pace of digital workplace transformation

New research which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business processes are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organisations in 15 countries on five continents, including South Africa, that were […]