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Fortinet reduces cyberskills gap with Training Advancement Agenda (TAA)

With the cyberskills gap still prevalent across the cybersecurity industry, organisations are attempting to tackle it in order to operate with a robust and responsive security model when it comes to defending against bad actors. Fortinet has revealed its Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute which creates a variety of opportunities through training, certifications and […]


The silver lining of security AI success stories

With changes in the IT landscape making the job of Security Operations Centre (SOC) teams harder than ever, Stephan Jou, Micro Focus Expert based in Canada, tells us there are tools like AI and anomaly detection that can be more than helpful to the SOC team. 2020 was quite a year. I am, of course, […]


Evolving network security market

In IT, network security is the act of maintaining the integrity of a computer network and the data within it. Network security is important because it keeps sensitive data safe from cyberattacks and ensures that the network is usable and can be trusted. Industry pundits share with Intelligent CIO Africa, several methods for enforcing security, […]


Experts explain how businesses can protect themselves from fraud

It’s International Fraud Awareness Week this week. While the current COVID-19 crisis has brought many businesses and operations to a standstill, one area it hasn’t diminished is fraud. The sad truth is that fraudsters don’t stop their crimes because of a pandemic. In fact, they often seize the immense change that comes with an event […]


Technology to the rescue: How the aviation sector is fighting back against COVID-19

With the aviation industry being one of the sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and one of the speakers at Cybersecurity in Aviation, exclusively tells us how the industry is utilising technology to put itself back on the road to recovery. How important is the […]


Take the pressure down! Four ways to lower the stress levels of your cybersecurity team

A cyberattack is an existential threat to all companies, which puts the pressure on cybersecurity teams. The pressure continues to increase as more staff work from home and the skills gap continues to exist. Simon Howe, Vice President Asia Pacific Sales, LogRhythm, explains how companies can help ease the pressure on their cybersecurity teams. The […]


How technology leaders can rise to the challenge of the future

Events have thrown up a host of challenges that CIOs need to build a strategy for. Paul Chapman, CIO at Box, tells us: “Technology leaders need to lead the way in building a strategy to prepare teams for the future way of working and the rapidly evolving security landscape.”  In recent months, it’s become clear […]


Managing security budgets for peak performance

Gartner, a world-leading research and advisory company, has forecasted worldwide security and risk management spending growth to slow but remain positive in 2020. Worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services will continue to grow through 2020, although at a lower rate than previously forecast, according to Gartner. Information security spending is […]


IT heads in Saudi Arabia see a challenge in gaining end-to-end network visibility

IT and security teams in Saudi Arabia underestimate the power of the network despite it driving Digital Transformation. Given the increasing strategic focus on the network for delivering connectivity, intrinsic security, and app delivery, more than two thirds (68%) of Saudi Arabian IT heads believe it is really challenging to gain end-to-end visibility of their […]


Experts discuss how business leaders have adapted security budgets to manage operations

Gartner has forecasted worldwide security and risk management spending growth to slow but remain positive in 2020. Worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services will continue to grow through 2020, although at a lower rate than previously forecast, according to Gartner. Information security spending is expected to grow 2.4% to reach […]


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