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Beware the Cybersecurity Threat of an Inside Job

21 Jan

Insider threat

Cybersecurity experts are often left scratching their heads after a breach or attack on their systems. Sometimes, it just seems as if the hacker knew too much about the sensitive operations of the business…and the reality is that they probably did. The ‘hacker’ could be the very person sharing an office space with you, or […]

Top Trending Tech from CES 2020

14 Jan

wearable technology

The 2020 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) took place in Las Vegas from the 7th to the 10th of January 2020. With over 17 000 people visiting the show, spanning across exhibitors, media, and industry attendees, it was easy to overlook the highlights. There was just so much to take in! To summarise the top trending […]

Opportunities abound with 4IR in SA but the skills just aren’t there.

6 Jan

4IR, opportunities abound, no skills – so what? Well for one, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this could be a bizarre paradoxical movie plot, but sadly it’s not. What it is, is an opportunity for South Africa to remain competitive in the global economy if we learn to embrace 4IR. The term 4IR refers […]

Changing the way we work remotely in the Cloud

23 Dec

Remote Cloud working is not new to the business world, but it is taking a while to reach “lift-off” in South Africa. Cloud computing comes with a plethora of perks and advantages attached, so why are South African businesses lagging behind? Recent probes uncovered several reasons why Cloud computing plays a role in the business […]

Black Friday Report Back

17 Dec

Black Friday scams

In the lead up to Black Friday in South Africa, shoppers who had been saving all year prepared to barge into their favourite stores and yank all their favourite products off the shelves before anyone else could. In addition to that, a whopping 43% of the South African population indicated that they planned to take […]

Open this window and you’ll be letting Ransomware in

12 Dec

protect yourself from ransomware attacks

As if it could be possible, you should know that cybercriminals have become even smarter and sneakier in their approach…and you could be their next victim. If you’re the type of person that takes heed when Windows asks to be updated (and you go ahead with the update) there is a strong possibility that you […]

Make Data Backup a Habit rather than a Task

3 Dec

make data backup a habit not a task

Does it make sense to have vehicle insurance for your car, household insurance for your home, medical insurance for you, life insurance for your family, and no insurance for your valuable data? Absolutely not! Far too many people overlook the importance of having a reliable data backup plan that comes with encryption–until it’s too late, […]

Joburgers say “We Will Not Pay”, as City Uncovers Hacking Details

26 Nov

city uncovers hacking

“We don’t negotiate with terrorists” is the type of thing you expect to hear on a fast-paced, action movie. This, however, is the very same stance that the City of Johannesburg took with the “Shadow Kill Hackers” who demanded 4 bitcoins (amounting to approximately half a million rand) from the City in October. This is […]

Youth and Technology, The Future of Africa?

19 Nov

The big question – will investment in African tech enhance the future of development? As a continent (and its local investors), it makes sense to invest in youth-led tech innovations, especially when you consider that the majority of Africa’s workforce (as much as 80%) is between the ages of just 15 and 24 years? To […]

Thanks Bokke – Just How Wrong or Right Can an Algorithm Be?

12 Nov

Bokke

Caps off to the Springboks who all but blew the English Roses right out of the proverbial water with their convincing win on Saturday the 2nd of November! As the country erupted into a roar of pride and excitement, few people gave much thought to the predictions that had been made before the game. No […]