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    1. Securing your organisation in an IOT world

      Experts predict that by 2020 there will be 4.3 Internet-connected devices for every man, woman, and child on the planet.

      Each of these connected devices generates data that is pushed, pulled, collected, sorted, analysed, stored, and examined. This data, and the information being extracted from it, has become the foundation for what is being called the new "Digital Economy". Revenue resulting from IOT is estimated to exceed $300 billion in 2020, with a global economic impact of $1.9 trillion.

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    2. Cryptzone transforms network security with new AppGate release

      Cryptzone, the Software-Defined Perimeter company, announced the newest version of AppGate, which enables organisations to easily deploy a software-defined perimeter (SDP) for granular access control. The release of AppGate 3.0 furthers Cryptzone's vision for transformational network security – where all network services adopt an identity-centric security model.

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    3. Sizwe IT Group achieves internationally recognised standards

      Sizwe IT Group achieves internationally recognised standards

      Sizwe IT Group, one of South Africa's leading integrated ICT solutions providers, just received globally recognised standards for:

      Sizwe provides a wide spectrum of ICT services and solutions to a long list of prominent companies across South Africa – and it's therefore imperative to adhere to high ethical standards to maintain customer trust, confidence and peace of mind.

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    4. Cyber security: a C-suite responsibility

      Cyber security: a C-suite responsibility

      "CEOs must know that there are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that don't yet know they've been hacked," says Clayton Naidoo, Regional Sales Manager and one of Cisco's cyber security subject matter experts. "CIOs know the threats, but CEOs must lead the process of protecting their networks, data and assets (tangible and intangible) as more people and devices are connected across more networks," adds Naidoo.

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    5. MS, Intel, others form blockchain alliance

      MS, Intel, others form blockchain alliance

      The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) will work to enhance the privacy, security and scalability of the Ethereum blockchain, making it better suited to business applications, according to the founding companies, which said they plan to announce the initiative today.

      Members of the 30-strong group also include Accenture, Banco Santander, BP, Credit Suisse Group, UBS Group, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, ING Groep, Bank of New York Mellon, Thomson Reuters and start-ups ConsenSys and BlockApps.

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    6. BMC, Forbes Insights present security survey results

      BMC, the global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, in association with Forbes Insights, the strategic research and thought-leadership practice of Forbes Media, today released results from its second annual security survey, revealing 69% of senior security and IT executives say digital transformation is forcing fundamental changes to existing cyber security strategies.

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    7. Microsoft, Qualcomm back Israel's Team8

      The venture arms of Microsoft and Qualcomm have invested in Team8, an Israeli creator of cyber security start-ups, as big multinational companies get behind Israel's burgeoning cyber industry in the face of growing threats.

      Team8, which also announced on Monday a strategic partnership with Citi to help develop its products, said the most recent investment brings its total raised to more than $92 million.

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    8. More rules needed for big data

      More rules needed for big data

      Entire business sectors are being reshaped by building on data analytics and big data has the capability to transform the way products and services are provided, Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority said.

      Regulators worry that some customers will be classed as "undesirable" as firms are able to undertake more detailed analysis on them, EU banking, insurance and markets regulators said in a joint statement.

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    9. Ensuring justifiable spend on IT security

      Ensuring justifiable spend on IT security

      So says Maiendra Moodley, divisional head (GM): financial systems and processes at the State Information Technology Agency. The result is, that despite spending more, there is no guarantee that what is being implemented reduces the organisation's risk profile, or that the necessary security lifecycle elements are managed, monitored and that earned value management is applied to this expenditure, he adds.

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    10. SA enterprise gets innovative with IOT

      SA enterprise gets innovative with IOT

      South African organisations across a broad range of industry verticals are moving quickly to innovate in the Internet of things (IOT) space, says MTN Business.

      Melao Mashale, Senior Manager: IOT solutions at MTN Business, reports that his division, established out of the enterprise mobility business unit as recently as May last year to meet growing local demand, is working with a number of clients and several IOT solution providers on innovative IOT pilot projects in South Africa.

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    11. IOT critical to SA business success - survey

      IOT critical to SA business success - survey

      Around 90% of South African businesses believe that the Internet of things (IOT) is critical for the future success of organisations in their sectors. This according to findings from the fourth annual Vodafone IOT Barometer Report.

      The survey found that 88% of South Africans polled believe that seeing real success and value from IOT requires significant financial and time investment. This was significantly higher than the global average which was only 79% for the same question.

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    12. Absa implements suite of CA Technologies solutions

      As part of a top-to-bottom renovation of its 24-hour Operations Command Centre, Absa has implemented a suite of CA Technologies solutions that enable the bank to see how customers use and consume mobile and digital services, in real-time. This has also made it possible for the bank to reduce trouble-shooting time by 50% year to date, significantly improving customers' experiences of Absa's digital banking channels across Africa.

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    13. Security still major challenge for Internet of things

      Security still major challenge for Internet of things

      The Internet of things (IOT) will become the foundation of the digital society; however, security still remains a grave issue that must be addressed before adopting an interconnected world in industries.

      This is according to David Willis, Gartner VP and chief of research for mobility and digital workplace, during his presentation on "The IOT scenario" on the last day of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016.

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    14. Network security in the age of digitisation

      Network security in the age of digitisation

      Stuart Trainer, business unit director for Information Security in the technology solutions cluster of EOH, says security spend among these companies is comparatively lower than among companies in the enterprise space, and tends to be "a more consolidated security spend".

      "They buy technologies that are already integrated. Larger enterprises use fit-to-purpose technologies, whereas smaller companies typically buy unified technologies that fulfil multiple functions," he says.

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    15. Digital assistant ad spend to surge

      Digital assistant ad spend to surge

      This is according to a Juniper report titled Digital Voice Assistants: Platforms, Revenues & Opportunities 2016-2021, which reveals almost 80% of digital assistants will be used via mobile devices, providing new paid search opportunities in the coming years.

      The study notes that besides integration into smartphones and PCs, digital assistants will be part of many home and automotive devices in future, creating new spaces for human-computer interaction.

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