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Security spend and priorities – is your business getting it right?

Bernice Binet, F5 Brand Executive at South African based IT service management company EOH, analyses why organisations spend 90% of their security budget securing the perimeter of their systems when 77% of cyberattacks happen through apps.  Organisations locally and abroad do seem to be taking cybersecurity a lot more seriously. This is especially true in […]


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%), […]


Symantec and Fortinet partner to deliver robust cloud security service

Symantec Corp, a leading cybersecurity company, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, have announced an expansive partnership agreement to provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust security solutions. Fortinet’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Additionally, […]


South Africa leads world in demand for constant connectivity

South Africans with Internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home, with 95% of respondents saying they expect it and it is important to them, according to the 2018 ARRIS International plc Connectivity and Entertainment Index (CEI). Most households with Internet connections (56%) are also willing to […]


Marriott International data breach affects millions of customers

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 […]