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‘Digitisation is key to transforming African markets, but so is IT security’

Markets across Africa are evolving, possibly more rapidly than ever before in history, and this is largely due to continuous advances in and the growing uptake of digital technology. In commemorating Africa Industrialisation Day and the 2019 theme of inclusive and sustainable industrial development, Kaspersky experts share their views on two pillars crucial to Digital […]


Why is a diverse workforce so important in cybersecurity and how can organisations address challenges around this?

The IT security industry is still failing to attract workers beyond a highly limited demographic, the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) has warned. Unless it can embrace greater diversity – in gender, age, ethnicity, disabilities and experience – it will face a stagnating workforce and be unable to keep up with a rapidly expanding […]


Kaspersky expert Ramy Al Damati on securing the crypto economy

The Blockchain industry and cryptocurrency market have been rapidly developing and now constitutes a significant share of the global economy. In fact, as Ramy Al Damati, Enterprise Security Expert for Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky tells us, Blockchain-based technology is becoming increasingly popular and is being used to solve a wide range of […]


Cybersecurity requires new thinking, says Trend Micro expert

According to Indi Siriniwasa, VP at Trend Micro Sub Saharan Africa, the recent state of Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks on several South African financial institutions has once again highlighted the importance of having an integrated cybersecurity approach reflective of the requirements of the always-on world. Below is what Siriniwasa had to say. Sadly, […]


Industry experts discuss modern IT challenges and solutions

1969 saw the first man on the moon, the first ever communications sent through the ARPANET, and Xerox invent the laser printer. It was also a big year for music, with the world famous WOODSTOCK festival, the first Isle of Wight festival and seminal tracks released by legends like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. Specifically, […]


D-Day for banks and the City of Johannesburg to pay ransom demands

Today is D-Day for for banks and the City of Johannesburg to pay ransom demands that were sent through by hackers last week. It is alleged that two separate groups of hackers are threatening to close down the finance sector and local government at a time when South Africans would be paying municipal bills and […]


Email: A prime target for hackers

Email security is considered the number one way hackers are getting into a business so it is absolutely critical enterprises have an understanding of the subject. Keith Bird, Vice President of Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Proofpoint, discusses how the company aims to help enterprises secure their infrastructure by educating employees first.    Proofpoint, […]


Xperien CEO advises firms to beware of company data on private devices

Few businesses realise that the data residing on personal devices could result in a data breach. They also don’t understand that it’s possible to recover the data from damaged hard drives, broken phones, credit card machines and even memory cards. Xperien CEO Wale Arewa warns that business owners have lost track of all the devices […]


Reclaiming the cloud: How CISOs can ensure security in cloud initiatives

Cloud services now play a central role in the digital operation of modern enterprises. But security teams are often being left out in the cold, increasing the level of risk an organisation is facing. Gidi Cohen, CEO and Founder, Skybox Security, tells us how CISOs can be part of the conversation on securely adopting cloud […]


Popcorn Training MD’s 12 cybersecurity tips for consumers

It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. To help users out this Cyber Security Awareness Month, Anna Collard, Managing Director of Popcorn Training, a KnowBe4 company, compiled a list of things […]


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