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IBM study reveals importance of trust in an organisation

An IBM study has revealed that 91% of leaders in the Middle East and Africa strongly believe data helps strengthen customer trust and bottom lines. IBM’s 20th edition of its bi-annual C-Suite Study, Build Your Trust Advantage, polled nearly 900 C-level executives across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to examine how companies in the […]


Fortinet reveals findings of latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report

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 look for new attack opportunities throughout the digital attack surface. At the same time, they are shifting attack vectors such as targeting publicly available Edge services […]


Study reveals companies are struggling to better optimise, manage and protect multi-cloud infrastructures

A vast majority of enterprises worldwide have adopted multi-cloud strategies to keep pace with the need for Digital Transformation and IT efficiency, but they face significant challenges in managing the complexities and added requirements of these new application and data delivery infrastructures. This is according to a global survey conducted by the Business Performance Innovation […]


SANS Institute identifies security blind spots as organisations tackle advanced threats

As the quantity and frequency of advanced threats continue to accelerate, a SANS Institute survey entitled, Effectively Addressing Advanced Threats has found that a continued lack of visibility and the complexity of managing data across both on-premise and cloud infrastructures is further complicating the battle against such threats. Of the organisations surveyed, 74% have a […]


Hybrid cloud future bright as 73% of enterprises moving apps back on prem

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its second global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The new report found enterprises plan to aggressively shift investment to hybrid cloud architectures, with respondents reporting steady and substantial hybrid deployment […]


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 […]


ICT skills survey shows that 4IR is still waiting in the wings in South Africa

Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), in partnership with the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), has released their findings of a survey of skills trends in the South African ICT sector. The survey sketches a mixed future for the ICT landscape in South Africa should current trends persist. “Although many […]


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 […]


Used drives on eBay still contain sensitive personal data

Xperien has warned that 42% of hard drives purchased on eBay still contain sensitive data and 15% hold personal information on them, from financial records to birth certificates, passport numbers and photos. This is according to a study from Ontrack and the Blancco Technology Group.Some of the findings of the report, which looks at residual […]


South Africa among top 20 countries targeted in new phishing influx

Fortinet researchers studying phishing domains have found that South Africa was among the top 20 countries targeted in a large influx of recent phishing attacks.  FortiGuard Labs observed a large influx of phishing domains being registered in batches by a phishing threat actor or group.  They immediately launched an investigation to uncover additional indicators of […]


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