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NEC XON 2019 SUMMIT: ACFTA set to define the role of tech in economic growth by 2050

October 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

NEC XON Summit 2019 is covering key metrics about delivering the integrated IT solutions to Orchestrate a Brighter World (OABW) for Africa. Eugene le Roux, CEO of NEC XON Africa, has described a future Africa in which technology plays a foundational role in helping to realise the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement [&hellip...

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INTERVIEW: Are humans the last line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity?

October 9, 2019 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cybercriminals know that it is far easier to access systems by ‘hacking-the-human’ than it is to go through technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started with attacks that were...

GITEX 2019: AI Drone solution takes to the sky

October 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tech security solutions company, Esharah Etisalat has launched its latest drones designed for public safety at GITEX 2019; an annual exhibition taking place from the 6th to the 10th of October in Dubai. Drones play an important role in work processes where...

Samsung Pay and Finablr partnership offers 3 key consumer benefits

October 4, 2019 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Pay and Finablr partnership offers 3 key consumer benefits

Global payments platform, Finablr has partnered up with Samsung in a bid to facilitate cross-border payments through Samsung Pay. The in-app money transfer company provides secure payments for up to 47 countries through a variety of payout methods, all within...

Cybersecurity Breaches to Increase by up to 70% in coming years, report says

October 2, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Cybersecurity Breaches to Increase by up to 70% in coming years, report says

Technology forecasting agency, Juniper Research has found that the cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024, an average growth of 11% per annum. This will primarily be driven by increasing fines for data breaches...

Echobot launches widespread attack against IoT devices

Echobot launches widespread attack against IoT devices

September 27, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Echobot launches widespread attack against IoT devices

Check Point Research has published its latest Global Threat Index for August 2019. The Research team is warning organisations of a new variant of the Mirai IoT Botnet, Echobot, which has launched widespread attacks against a range of IoT devices. First seen...

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

September 27, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, value-added technology distributor has announced the appointment of Westcon-Comstor as a Check Point distributor for the Sub-Saharan African region. The appointment highlights further expansion of the Westcon-Comstor...

Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

September 25, 2019 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

South Africans are unfortunately used to the idea of cash-in-transit heists and on-premises bank robberies, but in today’s increasingly connected world, the thefts of the future are already here. The risks of attacks on financial institutions’ security...

Fintech startups left vulnerable as digital economy booms in Africa

September 24, 2019 • Finance, SecurityComments Off on Fintech startups left vulnerable as digital economy booms in Africa

In just two years, Africa’s fintech industry has boomed by 60% – this according to Toby Shapshak in an article for Forbes. The fintech ecosystem has grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with $132.8 million raised in 2018 – proving the sector’s...

Tackling cyber security at the rugby world cup

Tackling cyber security at the rugby world cup

September 20, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Tackling cyber security at the rugby world cup

The rugby world cup kicks off in Japan on Friday, 20 September and it is anticipated to be one of the biggest and most tech-enabled event in the world. For the first time ever, rugby fans will be able to watch the world cup through multiple feeds in multiple...

Making a case for OT cybersecurity investment: how to present to the board

Making a case for OT cybersecurity investment: how to present to the board

September 19, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Making a case for OT cybersecurity investment: how to present to the board

Operational Technology (OT) is at a growing risk of cyberattack, bringing with it the danger of far-reaching and costly impacts. But OT in most traditional heavy industries and infrastructure facilities have been run in silos behind ‘air gaps’ for so long...

Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

How to protect your OT infrastructure

September 18, 2019 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on How to protect your OT infrastructure

Cybercriminals have proven that they are more than ready to strike critical infrastructure, with potential examples of cyberattacks ranging from power facilities, transport systems and manufacturing plants, to water treatment facilities and defence systems,...

Kaspersky on a mission to regulate eSports

Kaspersky on a mission to regulate eSports

September 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Gadgets and Gaming, SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky on a mission to regulate eSports

Cybersecurity company, Kaspersky has introduced the beta version of its Anti-Cheat solution to combat in-game cheating. The cloud-based offering is said to ensure fair play in the eSports industry by providing real-time cheat detection and sharing automated...

Nick de Jong, Sales Director, WorldStream. Image sourced from Hosting Journalist.

WorldStream unveils in-house developed anti-DDoS scrubbing centre

September 17, 2019 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on WorldStream unveils in-house developed anti-DDoS scrubbing centre

On 16 September 2019, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider announced the launch of its next-generation anti-DDoS platform equipped with ‘intelligent’ clustering techniques and a multi-tiered architecture to address the growth of...

Garmins private consumer data stolen

Garmin’s private consumer data stolen

September 15, 2019 • Retail, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Garmin’s private consumer data stolen

Garmin Southern Africa (Garmin SA) announced that consumers’ personal and payment information had been stolen. The data, taken from shop.garmin.co.za, is linked to consumers who had placed orders on the Garmin shopping portal. “We recently discovered...

Stefano Camuso (left), Managing Director, T-Systems Switzerland, and Daniel Dahinden (right), Head of SIX's Innovation & Digital Business Unit

SIX announces new partnership with T-Systems

September 13, 2019 • Features, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on SIX announces new partnership with T-Systems

On 12 September 2019, central infrastructure provider SIX announced a partnership with IT services and consulting company T-Systems. This new cooperation between the two companies will allow T-Systems to utilize SIX services in industries that focus greatly...