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‘Tis the season to do predictions: The 2018 cybersecurity landscape

Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for their crystal ball and attempt to predict what we should be worrying about in the coming 12 months or more. And the sad reality is that not a lot will change as there is not much need for the cybercriminal community to […]

IoT: all about the third digital revolution

The Internet of Things refers to the exchange of data from real-world machines and sensors that communicate via the Internet. The IoT therefore constitutes the third digital revolution, after telecommunications and the Internet, enabling interaction between the digital and physical worlds: between a human and an object, and from machine to machine. These communications contribute […]

IoT and predictive maintenance: welcome to Industry 4.0

Growing numbers of companies are using the potential of IoT and Big Data to anticipate wear and tear and mechanical malfunction of their equipment. This predictive maintenance process is becoming increasingly accurate thanks to machine learning capabilities. Whether for controlling machines remotely, monitoring their operation or simulating production processes, many manufacturers are now turning to […]

Future proofing organisations with zero-trust approach

2018 will see a vast change in internal security procedures moving towards what is called a zero-trust security model. IT departments of organisations are spending millions of dollars while witnessing successful breach of their defences. Increasingly, the consensus appears to be that the IT industry with its sets of sophisticated best practices, compliance and guidance […]

McAfee labs previews five cybersecurity trends for 2018

McAfee Inc. has released its McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies five key trends to watch in 2018. This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes, long-term implications of […]

How fake is our news?

Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything from elections, mining approvals and even Brexit. But Russia is just the tip of the iceberg for this issue with regular misinformation campaigns and attacks observed worldwide […]

New GDPR legislation that could cost you your next job and a 30% pay rise

New data privacy laws could move executive careers into the slow lane around the globe. Senior executives are jeopardising their future career prospects due to a widespread lack of awareness that new European data privacy laws could affect them wherever they are in the world. That’s according to global research which reveals that if professionals […]

Accelerate your GDPR compliance with the Microsoft Cloud

Article by: Julia White – Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure & Security While some companies have started working towards GDPR compliance, Gartner believes that less than 50 percent of all organisations will fully comply with GDPR when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018. We know that the cloud can help dramatically increase that […]

Prevention or cure? Focusing your cybersecurity efforts

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so the saying goes. When it comes to protecting your organisation against the imminent threat of a cyber attack, it’s essential to factor in both. Here’s why. Today’s hackers are motivated and more organised than ever. This past year has shown how vulnerable organisations of […]

Connected Nation – a digital government for everyone

More than three-quarters of us connect to the Internet every day, and being connected through multiple devices has also become the norm. Unsurprisingly, this has changed our expectations and behaviour when it comes to our relationships with government. Connected citizens want even greater access to digitally-delivered services than is currently available. The same is true […]

Oracle blockchain ‘extends the enterprise’

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service can help companies reduce friction in business-to-business transactions by eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries, says Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle Senior Director of Product Management and Strategy. Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides preassembled blockchain code that’s optimised for many standard business processes, including ERP transactions that traditionally require third-party validation. Blockchain addresses […]

Oracle’s open banking platform speeds innovation

Article by: Margaret Harrist, Director, Content Strategy and Implementation at Oracle Investment money is pouring into startups that carve out and deliver financial services digitally, and CEOs of banks and financial services firms have gotten “digitisation religion,” said Lou Celi, CEO of Roubini ThoughtLabs, during a session at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. “But like every religion, […]

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