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Gartner survey confirms the changing role of the CIO

Digitalisation and technological innovation are changing the nature of the job of the CIO. Leaders are rapidly scaling their digital businesses, making the remainder of this year and 2018 a defining moment for CIOs who don’t want to be left behind. Gartner, Inc.’s annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role is transitioning […]


BeyondTrust reveals ‘5 deadly sins’ increasing the risk of data breach

BeyondTrust, the leading cybersecurity company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced its annual privileged access management survey which identified the ‘Five Deadly Sins of Privileged Access Management’, and how they prevent organisations from effectively protecting sensitive information. For years, security experts have outlined best practices for privileged access management (PAM) […]


McAfee Labs sees cyberattacks target healthcare and social media users

McAfee Inc. has released its ‘McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2017’, which examines the rise of script-based malware, suggests five proven threat hunting best practices, provides an analysis of the recent WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks, assesses reported attacks across industries, and reveals growth trends in malware, ransomware, mobile malware, and other threats in Q2 […]


Fortinet warns that BlueBorne may affect billions of devices

Fortinet®, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, urges caution regarding a new Bluetooth exploit, known as BlueBorne, that has been discovered to exploit a number of Bluetooth vulnerabilities, making billions of devices potentially vulnerable to attack. While there is no evidence that such attack vectors currently exist in the wild, it is possible that […]


When businesses get bit by bytes

Whether it is due to a technical glitch, human error or, as in the recent Petya and WannaCry cases, a full-on cyberattack, as digitalisation transforms the industrial world there is a significant cyber risk for companies delivering products and services. Implementing proper risk management procedures should be top priority, including understanding the significant threat posed […]


Equifax breach: The impact for enterprises and consumers

Article by Rick Holland, VP Strategy, Digital Shadows What we know about the Equifax breach On 7th September, credit reporting agency Equifax announced “a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million US consumers”. To put this in context, at this time, this incident is almost seven times larger than the Office of Personnel Management breach […]


Broadband is the foundation for cloud services in southern Africa

Huawei South Africa has urged ICT policy makers to consider broadband connectivity not just for Internet access, but as an enabler of cloud services, which will leapfrog digitisation of Southern African economies. Huawei is attending the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ICT Ministers Meeting, taking place at Zimbali outside Durban. The event is being attended […]


When Androids attack: protecting against WireX botnet DDoS attacks

Article by Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks It appears Mirai may have some competition. And its name is WireX. Google recently removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after researchers found that the apps in question were secretly hijacking Android devices to feed traffic to wide-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) […]


Twenty years of DDoS attacks – looking back, looking forward

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are more popular and dangerous today than at any time in history. In 20 years, DDoS attacks have gone from being a novelty to a nuisance, and finally today they represent a serious threat against the availability and functionality of websites, online services and applications. This is according to […]


All the virtual news from VMware’s VMworld US 2017

Need to know what happened at VMworld US 2017? Intelligent CIO Africa has been provided with the inside track with regards to the trends, product releases, partnerships and announcements made by the global software company as it continues on its path to be a major player in cloud computing, digital transformation and software-defined everything. VMworld […]


ZTE SA’s strategy aimed at helping South Africa to overcome infrastructure deficit

South Africa is a country with immense potential, both in its own right and as a gateway into Africa, but despite this, the country is not yet on track to realise its full potential. One of the major reasons for this is a lack of investment in critical infrastructure, which is vital for any successful […]


Africa’s entry into Big Data and analytics

The African market is witnessing a maturation of data analytics into an independent, intuitive technology. It is becoming integral to the way people work, moving away from the predominant use by only a select few, towards a tool that is utilised across the entire organisation. According to Jane Thomson, Managing Director at Softworx, in 2017, […]


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