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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 […]


LanDynamix launches a cost of downtime calculator guide

LanDynamix, a leading managed IT services provider, says companies trying to quantify the cost of downtime all too often make the mistake of tackling it from a technology perspective, when in fact it is a financial and business issue. According to LanDynamix Technology Adviser, Ethan Searle, key technology stakeholders in companies will acquire the buy-in […]


BeyondTrust research finds 77% of critical Microsoft vulnerabilities can be mitigated

BeyondTrust, the worldwide technology leader in Privileged Access Management, has announced the release of its Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report. The research provides the latest annual breakdown into security vulnerabilities facing organisations today, as well as a five-year trends analysis to better equip organisations to increase their IT security posture and keep networks and systems safe. Now […]


Cracking Machine Learning to speed up client service

Nedbank Insurance and its service provider Synthesis have used Machine Learning and design thinking to solve a complex challenge that every business faces: How do you channel a sea of emails so that they land at the right desks? How do you automate email routing? In the past Nedbank Insurance employees spent eight hours a […]


72% of organisations plan to implement Zero Trust capabilities this year

As 72% of organisations plan to implement Zero Trust capabilities in 2020 to mitigate growing cyber-risk, nearly half (47%) of cybersecurity professionals lack confidence applying a Zero Trust model to their Secure Access architecture, according to the 2020 Zero Trust Progress Report released by Cybersecurity Insiders and Pulse Secure, a leading provider of software-defined Secure […]


Mobile service providers preparing to fortify security in anticipation of 5G deployments

According to a global survey fielded by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks, mobile service providers anticipate significant new revenue opportunities from the forthcoming deployment of high-speed 5G networks and a host of new IoT-driven use cases, but they also believe much-improved security will be essential to realising that potential. […]


ServiceNow research shows that security breaches increased in 2019

ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people, has released its second sponsored study on cybersecurity vulnerability and patch management, conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The study, Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response, found that despite a 24% average increase in annual spending on prevention, detection and remediation in […]


Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers

In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky’s web antivirus solution rose by an eighth, compared to last year – reaching 24,610,126. This growth was mainly influenced by a 187% rise in web skimmer files. Other threats, such as backdoors and banking Trojans detected in-lab, also grew, while the presence of miners […]


Kaspersky’s latest APT report showcases most vulnerable META countries

Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and worked on 29 investigative cases across Africa. These statistics are drawn from Kaspersky’s APT intelligence reporting service, which is populated by Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team. The team issues detailed reports […]


IQbusiness publishes 2019 State of Agile SA Report

Independent management consulting firm IQbusiness has released its 2019 State of Agile SA Report. The 2019 report doubled as a call to action for companies to adopt a more agile approach across the value chain, to challenge leadership to enable better ways of working in all areas, and, most importantly, to solidify the customer as […]


CIOs confirm workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across functions

CIOs confirm that workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across critical business functions but a study from ServiceNow reveals weaknesses in people and process are holding back Digital Transformation results. CIOs across EMEA report that digitisation is increasing the effectiveness of key business lines, including customer service, HR, finance, IT and legal, yet a large proportion […]


Mimecast report finds increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The quarterly assessment is an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. This quarter’s ESRA report found a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, emails containing […]


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