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How digital signatures are helping South African hospitals during the pandemic

Digital signatures help stop the spread of infection during the global pandemic. Debbie Hayes, GlobalSign, explains how digital signatures are proving to be critical during this difficult period. Six months into COVID-19 and the world is still very much in adjustment mode. It has been a difficult year, to say the least. South Africa has […]


When the Internet of Things (IoT) is used in DDoS attacks

The DDoS of Things is the weaponization of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. In this video, A10 Networks’ Don Shin discusses what’s different about the DDoS of Things compared to previous eras of DDoS attacks; how the Mirai malware ushered in this new type of threat; and […]


The light at the end of the tunnel: Business resilience post COVID-19

Working from home has resulted in cybersecurity challenges. Johan Pellicaan, Vice President and Managing Director at Scale Computing EMEA, explains what companies can do to face these challenges. COVID-19 has undoubtedly acted as a monumental turning point for organisations globally. Pressured to respond at speed to government-imposed lockdowns, businesses rushed to deploy remote working models […]


Safely WFH: SSL decryption exposes cybersecurity threats

A10 Networks’ Regional Sales Director, Sanjai Gangadharan, talks about how businesses have been forced to adapt and transform the way they function during the COVID-19 lockdown. With employees working from home (WFH), ‘contactless transactions’ has become the new normal. However, this comes at the cost of increased load on the application servers and the security […]


How to combat the fake news and disinformation being used to attack your organisation

A global cold war is being fought in cyberspace, and IT pros like you are finding themselves in the trenches. With all of this going on, how can you equip your employees and protect your networks from a malicious attack? Join Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4’s Founder and CEO, and Perry Carpenter, KnowBe4’s Chief Evangelist and Strategy […]


Reskilling: The new approach to global skills crisis

Ntombi Mphokane, e4’s HR and Transformation Executive, tells Intelligent CIO that while business is under pressure to evolve, people need to be nurtured, developed and grown accordingly. If the World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be believed, then business across the globe could be facing a reskilling emergency. According to them by 2022, 42% of […]


Shift to subscription isn’t a business fad: Nutanix

Constellation Research CEO, R ‘Ray’ Wang, explains why more subscription businesses are available every day and why this model helps companies build their future with recurring revenue.


No more hard-sell: IT needs to be a gentler business

Andrew Brinded, Vice President and Sales Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix, says during this time of crisis vendors need to show their human side and empathise with customers. “We need far better buyer/seller relationships in order to survive and prosper,” he says. For decades now, IT giants have got away with playing hardball with customers. They […]


Cybercriminals are using pandemic to trick vulnerable

Anna Collard, Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa, says cybercriminals are using the pandemic to scam desperate people. In the United States, a popular job placement agency was used as the hunting grounds for scammers looking to take advantage of people in desperate need of work. The scam was simple – set up an alluring job […]


The critical role of digital infrastructure: A view from the Middle East and Africa

At the beginning of the pandemic, Nokia worked with operators to help them respond swiftly to the first phase of reducing congestion through network optimisation and upgrades. Mohamed Samir, Vice President of Global Services for Middle East and Africa, Nokia, explains the two key priorities for operators in the next phase. The Middle East and […]


Navigating risk into a post-COVID new normal

Having rushed to keep the remote lights on in the early stages of lockdown, organisations must now change their focus to mitigating a plethora of risks emerging out of the pandemic chaos. Paul Grapendaal, Head of Managed Services, Nclose, explains how it has become crucial to introduce a Zero Trust approach. With little time to […]


Mobile telecom industry making rapid progress towards 5G

A BPI Network survey found operators are rethinking security in light of 5G network traffic, a dramatic increase in connected devices and new mission-critical use cases. Mobile service providers say they are making substantial progress towards ushering in a new generation of 5G networks that will enable ultra-high-speed mobile connectivity and a wide variety of […]


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