Surveying the South African cybersecurity landscape

    The business landscape is being reshaped by the process of digital transformation, which affects every sector, industry and organisations of all sizes. While this process is enabling companies to strategically employ technology to capitalise on new business opportunities, become more efficient, and empower their staff to be more productive, it is also creating new threats […]

      Detailing security provisions within a performance specification

      The demand for connected IoT devices is increasing. Buoyed by the productivity, security and efficiency benefits, firms worldwide have been flocking to install the latest IP technologies on their IT networks. However, this has often been done with little thought to the security ramifications. That is perhaps why new vulnerabilities are being reported all too […]

        Preventing intruder access at the front door; halting hacker access at the back

        The rapid evolution of access control technology, specifically its shift from a closed, proprietary system to an open, IP based architecture, has unlocked a new set of possibilities for end users. Modern access systems offer open communications architecture, designed to allow access controllers to be deployed as IoT devices. The benefits are obvious; Access control […]

          IoT, cybersecurity and access control

          Right now, we are beginning the next phase of digital transformation in the security industry – the move to connect all physical security components to the Internet of Things (IoT). The advantages are twofold. First, having all the components in your system working in harmony maximizes their effectiveness. Next, all the individual hardware pieces in […]

            How collaboration will ensure GDPR compliance within supply chains

            The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a concern for business leaders across the globe. Awareness of the incoming regulation has been improving, with 67% of CIOs advising their business has a clear understanding of the legislation. This will, of course, be crucial going forward, with fines of up to 4 per cent of annual […]

              How to address the changing reality of cybersecurity

              The issues and challenges around cybersecurity are changing. In the past, cybersecurity models centered on placing a firewall around an enterprise and assuming everything inside that firewall was trustworthy and secure while everything outside of it was part of a malevolent world. With IP technology, the Internet of Things, and bring-your-own-device-to-work initiatives, the line between […]