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Managing the tech debt of accelerated Digital Transformation in the wake of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to accelerate their Digital Transformation strategies. This meant that IT departments did not always have enough time to complete their usual due diligence, which involves the management of tech debt – the off-balance-sheet accumulation of all the technology work a company needs to do in the future. Alex McMullan, […]

Defining hybrid networks and how to secure them

IT teams have to deploy, manage and secure increasingly complex and hybrid networks. John Madisson, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet, explains five essential security functions for hybrid networks. Organisations have distributed data and workloads across both cloud environments and on-premises data centres. As a result, IT teams have to deploy, manage and secure increasingly complex and […]

Mitigating the risk of cyberthreats in the era of COVID-19

Ephrem Tesfai, Sales Engineering Manager, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Genetec, explains how companies can help employees mitigate the risks of cyberattacks. Since the onset of COVID-19, the pandemic changed our lives on a global scale in an unprecedented way, as it disrupted how individuals interact, communicate and work in a fundamental way. Within […]

The people principle in security

In May 2020, the personal records of more than 24 million South Africans and nearly 794,000 companies were handed over to someone impersonating a client. It’s a hard lesson in how important it is to embed security, not just into the technology and the devices of a company, but into its people. Anna Collard, SVP […]

Tackling network woes from home: The new standard for modern IT teams due to the pandemic

Jacob Chacko, Regional Business Head – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa (MESA) at HPE Aruba, explains what the hot technology talking point of the second half of 2020 will be. According to a Gartner analysis on the future of work trends 2020, the global pandemic has forever changed how organisations approach and view remote […]

Honeywell launches intelligent heads-up display with voice augmented reality

Honeywell announced a handsfree, wearable technology that allows industrial workers to more safely, reliably and efficiently accomplish their tasks in the plant or the field. Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Intelligent Wearables uses a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures, as well as health and safety information […]

Pros and cons of outsourcing your organisation’s security events management

Any cyber security service is based on three core pillars of security operations which are people, process and technology. It is a known fact that Security Information and Event Management or SIEM is a complex technology and requires skilled resources to implement and manage. In addition, SIEM loses its value if alerts are not fine-tuned […]

How security vendors are moving away from using decision trees to deep learning

The recent replacement of the decision-making tree with deep-learning neural networks to build tomorrow’s cyber security solutions, promises to be a significant differentiator amongst security vendors. Analytical tools usually in the realm of artificial intelligence and machine-learning take into consideration user profiles, user behavior, normal business, to establish thresholds for normal and abnormal behavior. This […]

Can the cloud be used to boost artificial intelligence and security solutions

Organisations face a growing number of increasingly complex and ever-evolving threats – and the most dangerous threats are often the hardest to discover. Take the insider threat or stolen credentials, for example. We have seen many high-profile attacks stem from the unauthorised use of legitimate user credentials, which can be extremely difficult to expose. The […]

Using integration middleware to unravel legacy applications and siloed data

Today, organisations are acutely aware of the need to become more digital in order to stay competitive and serve customers in new ways. We have entered an era of agile development practices, hybrid technology footprints and a resulting API economy. This all holds great promise, but as an upshot IT teams are coming under increasing […]

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