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Data centre survey from Forbes Insights and Vertiv reveals lack of preparedness

Just 29% of data centre decision-makers say their current facilities are meeting their needs, and just 6% say their data centres are updated ahead of their needs. Those were the findings included in a new report from Forbes Insights’ research: The Modern Date Center: How IT is adapting to new technologies and hyperconnectivity, which examined […]


South African industries under attack from cybercriminals

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of the Mimecast Threat Intelligence Report: RSA Conference Edition. The report is designed to provide technical analysis from Mimecast threat researchers on major campaigns carried out by threat actors, trends that are emerging from these attacks and an assessment of likely future trends […]


Thales report shows organisations struggle with security post Digital Transformation

According to the 2020 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition, with research and analysis by IDC, organisations reached a global cloud tipping point causing them to struggle with security challenges of Digital Transformation (DX). Today, half (50%) of all corporate data is stored in the cloud and nearly half (48%) of that data is […]


73% of C-suite expect network visibility and application performance to drive innovation

Riverbed has announced the results of a survey which found that over 70% of C-suite decision makers believe business innovation and staff retention are driven by improved visibility into network and application performance. The survey findings unveiled in the Rethink Possible: Visibility and Network Performance – The Pillars of Business Success report cite a positive […]


New AZORult campaign abuses popular VPN service to steal cryptocurrency

Kaspersky researchers have detected an unusual malicious campaign that uses a phishing copy of a popular VPN service’s website to spread AZORult, a Trojan stealer, under the guise of installers for Windows. The campaign, which kicked off at the end of last November with the registration of a fake website, is currently active and focused […]


More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

With Valentine’s Day taking place on Friday, singles and couples alike are under intensifying pressure to solidify their plans. While choosing the right partner is a matter of paramount importance, there is another matter that should be treated with care. Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that last year, there were 1,486 threats under the guise of […]


Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending in SANS 2020 Survey

The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disruptor worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases, according to the results of the latest SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey. “The SANS survey showed that rapid movement of corporate services and business applications to cloud-based technology is the biggest factor […]


Enterprises exposed as 45,000 data loss incidents are missed every month

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released a new research study entitled Enterprise Supernova: The Data Dispersion Cloud Adoption and Risk Report. The results describe the broad distribution of data across devices and the cloud, highlighting critical gaps for enterprise security. A total of 79% percent of companies surveyed store sensitive data in the public […]


South African companies are turning from the public cloud, according to Nutanix survey

What was once considered an integral part of any organisational strategy, the public cloud is no longer the darling of South African decision-makers. With many rushing their transition into this environment and making mistakes along the way, companies are now taking the learnings and refocusing on a hybrid approach. And according to Nutanix, it is […]


Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending in SANS 2020 survey

The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases, according to the results of the latest SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey.  “The SANS survey showed that rapid movement of corporate services and business applications to cloud-based technology is the biggest factor […]


Study shows 93% of attempted mobile transactions were fraudulent

A total of 93% of total mobile transactions in 20 countries were blocked as fraudulent in 2019, according to a report on the state of malware and mobile ad fraud released by mobile technology company, Upstream. The Invisible Digital Threat data is based on deployments of Upstream’s Secure-D full-stack anti-fraud platform that that detects and […]


CIO survey results show taming cloud complexity has grown beyond human abilities

An average IT team spends 15% of its total time trying to sort through monitoring alerts as the gap between IT resources, cloud scale and complexity widens. Dynatrace, a leading software intelligence company, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which highlights a widening gap between IT resources and the […]


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