Ransomware flourishes with crypto

When City Power announced that a ransomware attack left Joburg residents unable to buy electricity, it highlighted the debilitating effects that a cyberattack can have. The increasing frequency and voracity of cyber concerns are mirrored in Aon’s 2019 Global...

Understanding the shared responsibility security model

Unsanctioned and unsecured cloud applications are creating a massive amount of risk for enterprises in every industry. In an on-premise data centre, the business’s IT, and security teams handle all aspects of and are responsible for, data security. However, in...

Proactivity key to effective cybersecurity

Given current threat levels, all organisations should assume that they will experience some sort of cybersecurity incident sooner or later – probably sooner. This is according to Nadia Veeran-Patel, manager: cyber resilience at ContinuitySA, who says: “Plan for...

The massive cyber-security threat facing SA businesses

By Kathy Gibson – A massive one-third of South African IT decision-makers expect to experience an imminent cyber-attack. In addition, emerging technologies are starting to make an impact on the security landscape, says Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx. “The...

How partners can help fix broken IT security

It would seem that IT security has reached an interesting crossroads: despite a proliferation of investment, only a quarter of business leaders across Europe, Middle East and Africa are confident in their current cyber security, and less than a fifth are confident in...

Stay secure in Cyber Security Awareness Month

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...

The growing cyber risk is from inside your organisation

Whether through malicious acts or negligence, employees, suppliers and third-party vendors remain one of the most common causes of security breaches, identified in Aon’s Cyber Risk Report. In a 2018 survey of cyber security professionals, 53% said their organisations...

Technology alone won’t unlock your data

The businesses which will be able to count themselves amongst the most successful in the coming years will be those that have succeeded in fully harnessing the power of data. By Dr Yudhvir Seetharam, head of analytics, insights and research at FNB Business But, while...

SA-made facial recognition can spot your mood

South African facial recognition start-up Camatica has this week added to its suite of facial recognition AI-powered products by launching mood analytics. “Facial recognition software can potentially recognise a ‘Blue Monday’ simply by scanning employee expressions,”...

What is in it for organisations to go autonomous?

It is a challenging time to be a CIO. Not just tasked with keeping the technology backbone functioning, they now must help their organisation make sense of mountains of data and become more agile so as to support a digital strategy – all while keeping that data and...

Small enterprises need big data too

All businesses big and small need data and the insights that can be derived from it. When it comes to understanding customers’ preferences and needs, big data plays a crucial role. But to get the insights the business requires, the right data must be effectively...

Which jobs are the robots after?

When we talk about robots taking over jobs, people immediately think about the human-like devices that look like small children, attractive women or super-strong cyborgs that we’re starting to see more of. By Kathy Gibson These humanoid robots might be the face of...