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Nutanix releases Enterprise Cloud Index results for manufacturing sector

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its Enterprise Cloud Index results for the manufacturing sector, measuring manufacturing companies’ plans for adopting private, public and hybrid clouds. The report revealed that the manufacturing industry’s hybrid cloud usage and plans outpace the global average across industries. The deployment of hybrid clouds […]


Poor data mastery impacting ability to drive value from data

On average, less than 40% of companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are confident they can master their data – that is manage, secure and gain insight from data, and use it responsibly. Capabilities in these four areas aren’t projected to increase in the next three years, according to a new study […]


64% of businesses have suffered insider breach, BeyondTrust reveals

BeyondTrust, a global leader in privileged access management, has released the 2019 Privileged Access Threat Report. In its fourth edition, the global survey explores the visibility, control and management that IT organisations across the globe – including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia – have over employees, contractors and third-party vendors with privileged […]


FortiGuard Labs Operational Technology Trends Report

As organisations make their operations more agile in response to a quickly evolving marketplace, many operational technology (OT) systems are being connected to the outside world for the first time. This trend promises great benefits for organisations, but also exposes OT systems to advanced persistent threats. The ‘air gap’ that protected OT systems from hackers […]


Four out of ten employees accidentally found colleagues’ salary at work

In the latest Kaspersky Lab’s survey, four in 10 South African employees admitted to accidentally accessing confidential information about their colleagues – such as salary and bonus information. Payroll details is just one example of the sensitive personal data that reside on companies’ servers today. If leaked in public due to a lack of security […]


Mimecast report finds phishing attacks on the rise in South Africa

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has unveiled its third-annual State of Email Security report. The report includes insights from 1,025 global IT decision makers. As cybercriminals continue to use email as a primary vehicle to steal data and deliver advanced threats, the results of this research provide valuable insights and trends around […]


Fortinet research reveals nearly 60% of threats shared at least one domain

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that cybercriminals continue to evolve the sophistication of their attack methods, from tailored ransomware and custom coding for some attacks, to living-off-the-land (LoTL) or sharing infrastructure to maximise their […]


Record level of vulnerabilities sparks cybersecurity innovation

Dimension Data, the US$8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider for hybrid IT, has revealed exclusive findings from its Executive Guide to NTT Security’s 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report concerning the cybersecurity maturity of organisations across a number of markets and sectors. Globally, the average cybersecurity maturity rating stands at a worrying 1.45 […]


Creating standout digital shopping experiences

Digital commerce will reach critical mass in 2019, according to Episerver’s Reimagining Commerce report, an in-depth look at the trends, tactics and technologies guiding brands and retailers in the age of experience-driven commerce. In a survey of more than 4,500 global online shoppers, 26% of consumers currently shop online at least weekly. This is just […]


C-suite beware: You are the latest targets of cybercrime, warns Verizon report

C-level executives who have access to a company’s most sensitive information are now the major focus for social engineering attacks, alerts the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report. Senior executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents and nine times more likely to be the target of social breaches than […]


Key findings on state of Operational Technology and cybersecurity

Environments running Operational technology (OT) are stepping up their focus on cybersecurity amid a growing number of attacks. This emerged in Fortinet’s recent State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report, which found about 74% of OT organisations have experienced a malware intrusion in the past 12 months, causing damages to productivity, revenue, brand trust, intellectual […]


New CRI gives insight to the risk of breaches facing companies

Trend Micro and Ponemon have produced a new Cyber Risk Index (CRI) which gives insight to the risk of breaches for a number of different sized companies. To collate this material, Trend Micro and Ponemon surveyed over 1,000 IT professionals in the United States. To create the report, the CRI was calculated by reviewing a […]


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