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The SEC’s amendments highlight the need for companies to focus on cybersecurity and the wider business

In March 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to its rules regarding the disclosure of cybersecurity expertise within businesses. These amendments are meant for institutional investors, shareholders and investors to showcase the need for heightened focus towards cybersecurity at the core of business, surpassing conventional strategies that have allowed multiple headlining […]


Agile IT: The role of the CISO in combatting the risks of the ‘move fast, fail fast’ culture

Agile IT must be implemented with due caution, says Taj El-khayat, Managing Director – South EMEA at Vectra AI. Here he discusses the role of the CISO when it comes to balancing organisational agility with the need to ensure security is built into any new product/service from the ground up. GCC governments have staked their […]


The evolving cyberthreat landscape and the benefits of AI and Machine Learning

Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances, FortiGuard Labs; and Jonas Walker, Security Strategist with Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs, discuss the changing threat landscape and the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in fighting today’s cyberthreats. Nowadays, threat actors are leaning on new tools and techniques to improve the efficiency of their attacks. […]


Cybersecurity myths that are harming your business

As technology advancement has shifted into overdrive from its already dizzying pace over the last two years, Dan Woods, Global Head of Intelligence at F5, discusses cybersecurity myths that have gained traction and could harm the business performance of your organisation, and why widespread cyber fraud should be getting more attention than it is. In […]


Pan-African space challenge drives opportunities for space-tech entrepreneurs

The Africa Earth Observation Challenge (AEO) is poised to propel innovation in the continent’s space sector via a pan-African open innovation start-up challenge, focusing on earth observation data solutions. The AEO Challenge, to be officially opened on August 8 2022, is an annual open innovation initiative which has been sourcing novel applications of space-based technologies since 2016.  Submissions […]


Five reasons why investment in the software development community is a strategic business driver

Software development skills are at the core of South Africa’s and Africa’s regeneration. Bolstering the community that underpins this revitalisation makes strategic sense for companies and governments. South African businesses are grappling with the aftermath of the last two years, and the challenges of recovering from loadshedding. Investing in software developers as a community can […]


How the modern CISO can counter the growing cybersecurity threat

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen rapid development in role transformations across the C-suite, the CISO included. Ross Brewer, Vice President of EMEA and APJ for AttackIQ, explains how CISOs can benefit from data-driven insights through the use of automation, to secure their organisation against cyberthreats. Securing an organisation against an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape […]


Six tips to help manufacturers leverage AI and Machine Learning

Khaled AlShami, Vice President, Solution Consulting, Middle East and Africa, Infor, discusses the benefits of Machine learning and AI and how they can help businesses navigate these difficulties. With manufacturers facing challenges including rampant inflation, supply chains issue, and geopolitical tensions, many are turning to Machine Learning (ML) solutions to help navigate the headwinds and […]


Create a data fortress for protection against ransomware attacks

Tuhina Goel, Director of Product Marketing at Nutanix, offers insight into the ever-growing threat ransomware attacks present. As the forms these attacks take diversify, businesses will have to take multi-faceted approaches to defend against them. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that ransomware will cost its victims around US$265 billion annually by 2031. Businesses will face a new […]


Africa’s first Umbraco Gold Partner scoops global award

Bluegrass Digital has won ‘Best Professional Services Sector Solution’ for the new Petrofac corporate website at the Umbraco Awards 2022. The web and mobile solutions development company has also become the first Umbraco Gold Partner in Africa. Umbraco CMS and the Umbraco Cloud run more than 730,000 websites worldwide and is used by a global […]


Preparing businesses for the next wave of Digital Transformation

Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, tells us why Networking at the Edge is one key technological shift IT leaders can’t afford to ignore. The C-suite and business leaders understand the value of technology and the benefits it can bring to their bottom […]


Ivanti research finds that employees are frustrated by work-provided tech

Ivanti has announced the results of its State of the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) study. Ivanti worked with global Digital Transformation experts and surveyed 10,000 office workers, IT professionals and the C-suite to evaluate levels of prioritization and adoption of DEX in organizations and how it shapes daily working experiences for employees. The report revealed […]


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