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Cybersecurity risk is at critical level, according to SANS survey

People remain the greatest threat to industrial control systems (ICS) and associated networks, according to a new SANS survey focused on better understanding cybersecurity risks to operational technology (OT) systems. More than half of respondents also see the cyber risks to their safe and reliable operations as high or higher than in past years. A […]


Kaspersky unveils new branding and visual identity

Kaspersky Lab has announced it has rebranded, now bearing the company name ‘Kaspersky’ and with the mission of ‘building a safer world’. The cybersecurity company said the new branding reflects the evolution of the business focus from ‘cybersecurity’ towards the wider concept of ‘cyber-immunity’, in a world where technology connects people across platforms and borders […]


Paratus rolls out fibre infrastructure in Gobabis

Gobabis now has lightning fast reliable fibre Internet access. Paratus Africa, a private telecommunications operator in Namibia, is offering its standard range of fibre packages to Gobabis businesses and residents. Paratus recently completed a national fibre project, connecting from the WACS landing station in Swakopmund eastward to the border of Botswana and dropped off in […]


Fortinet rapidly expands SaaS cloud offering

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced it is rapidly expanding its partner-focused Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offerings with additional FortiCloud solutions, providing the industry’s most extensive collection of Management-as-a-Service (MaaS) and SaaS services. The breadth of services available provides Fortinet partners and customers with the opportunity to select cloud […]


Taylor Smith Group confident its email in Office 365 is protected with Mimecast

CHALLENGE The Taylor Smith Group, a Mauritius-based diversified private equity group with interests in manufacturing, logistics, retail and marine services, runs a complex IT operation. With over 800 employees and 16 businesses in its stable, the IT department is responsible for the infrastructure of the entire group, including support and maintenance. Part of this centralised […]


AI Expo Africa launches AI art challenge

AI Expo Africa, the largest business focused AI event in Africa, has launched a grand challenge to create an original piece of artwork or music that leverages AI. There will be one winner for each category (visual art and music) and winners must be citizens of an African country and living in Africa. Awards will […]


Engineering a new method for data destruction

Xperien is now able to professionally erase data on retired IT assets in compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA). It offers safe and secure data destruction services and all its methods are accompanied by certificates that will be required for an audit trail. Xperien Senior Business Development Manager Bridgette Vermaak says data […]


Nokia extends commitment to network security for the 5G world

Nokia has announced a significant extension of its long-held commitment to the highest standards in network security, unveiling an enhanced security programme and establishing an advanced security testing and verification laboratory – both designed to address the critical security needs of 5G end-to-end (E2E) networks. Nokia has a long-standing commitment to creating secure products via […]


Paratus launches Mumwe – a new ‘combined’ data pool

Paratus Africa in Namibia has once again taken the lead in bringing innovation to its clients with the release of Mumwe, a new product that has the option to share one data pool from multiple connections. The new Mumwe packages enable customers to enjoy being flexible and fixed, both at the same time. It brings […]


Nigerian office opening to deploy mobile money and fintech

In a move that underscores its mission to deliver the right offer to the right customer at the right time, fonYou has announced a new office in Nigeria, where more than 30 million new mobile subscribers are expected to come online by 2025. With 190 million people, Nigeria has the largest population of any country […]


African Fintech leaders to take centre stage in London

Last year saw increased investment by local and international investors in African Fintech ventures with a total of US$284.6 million invested in 2018, making Fintech the most invested sector. Levelling the playing field for the unbanked and financially underserved in Africa has created opportunities for new ventures to disrupt traditional banks, through Machine Learning and […]


Tackling the trillion dollar identity fraud crises

Online identity theft syndicates are dealt a significant blow as proven remote digital identity technology platform goes mainstream. Fraud costs trillions of dollars to world economies annually and, for consumers whose identity data has been stolen, the impact on their lives can vary from being a nuisance to financial and emotional trauma. Worldwide, around 40% […]


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