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Lack of collaboration between C-suite and IT teams holds back Digital Transformation

According to NTT Ltd.’s 2019 Digital Means Business Report, only 11% of organisations are highly satisfied with those in charge of spearheading Digital Transformation, despite the fact that almost three-quarters of them are already underway on their journey. Organisations worldwide are achieving some success with Digital Transformation, but there’s still a strong belief that this […]

New Mimecast report reveals analysis of 67 billion rejected emails

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has launched its first Threat Intelligence Report: Black Hat Edition 2019. The report provides technical analysis of emerging threats identified as attempts to get through the security environment of Mimecast customers. Within the report, Mimecast Threat Center researchers outline tactics and techniques of emerging threats, active […]

New research reveals key capabilities of high performing CIOs

A study from ServiceNow shows building C-suite influence, focusing on customers and digital workflow maturity will unlock success. Top-performing CIOs are focusing more on business leadership and the goals of the customers, employees, and other business functions, rather than technology operations, according to new research from ServiceNow. The global survey of 516 CIOs, conducted by […]

Gartner forecasts IT spending in South Africa will grow this year

IT spending in South Africa will total R303.46 billion in 2019, a 3.9% increase from 2018, according to Gartner. “South Africa is still behind in terms of overall IT spending and continues to have a technology debt to pay off,” said David Lovelock, Research Vice President at Gartner. “However, by achieving 3.9% growth in 2019, […]

New RiskIQ report reveals £2.3m is lost to cybercrime every minute

RiskIQ, a global leader in attack surface management, has released its annual ‘Evil Internet Minute‘ report. The company tapped proprietary global intelligence and third-party research to analyse the volume of malicious activity on the Internet, revealing that cybercriminals cost the global economy £2.3 million every minute last year, a total of £1.2 trillion. The data […]

Cloud container vulnerabilities soar, Skybox Security finds

Skybox Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, has announced the release of the mid-year update to its 2019 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report, analysing the vulnerabilities, exploits and threats in play over the first half of 2019. The report, compiled by the team of security analysts at the Skybox Research Lab, aims to help organisations […]

Research shows 75% of security awareness professionals work part-time

The most common factors holding back security awareness programmes in companies are the lack of time and staff rather than budget, although nearly 60% of the professionals surveyed say they are not even aware of the budget allocated to security awareness in their companies. These are some of the key findings of the 2019 Security […]

Research reveals organisations make same mistakes year on year

Secureworks has announced the findings of a research report which analysed more than a thousand incident response engagements throughout 2018. The incidents observed by Secureworks and explored fully in the Incident Response Insights Report 2019 revealed that organisations are making the same fundamental security mistakes year on year – despite several high profile fines and […]

Youth population to drive strong subscriber growth across Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time. This is according to a new GSMA study, which reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers will be added across the region by 2025. This brings […]

Sophos survey shows IT managers inundated with cyberattacks

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the findings of its global survey, The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity, which reveals IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks coming from all directions and are struggling to keep up due to a lack of security expertise, budget and up to date technology. The survey […]

Third of employees still have access to files from former workplace

Businesses are putting themselves at increased risk of losing data, by not curbing the actions of current and former employees. A total of 25% of workers in South Africa still have access to files and documents from a previous employer, putting the integrity of data and company livelihood at risk, according to the Sorting out […]

Employees in companies embracing Digital Transformation have increased job satisfaction

New research from ServiceNow a leading enterprise cloud based provider of digital workflows, has revealed that in EMEA companies, embracing workplace automation, report greater job satisfaction (62%), customer satisfaction (71%) boosted productivity (72%) and increased time for creativity (62%). Two thirds say workplace automation improves their organisation’s financial performance and nearly half believe they benefit […]

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