The importance of finding connections in the Global Village

  Global Village, a phrase originally framed by Marshall Mcluhan, is defined as: “the world viewed as a community in which distance and isolation have been dramatically reduced by electronic media (as television and the Internet)”. Globalisation began with tribal migrations, trade and military conquest. However, the pace of globalisation has intensified over the past one hundred years as transport, industrial and communications technologies revolutionised commerce around the globe. Shipping and travel times have been reduced to hours and communication times compressed ... Read more

The importance of keeping your website updated

  You’ve recently contracted a company to design a very attractive and professional-looking new website for your business and did some Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) editing to make sure that the site has the right focus and content. However, the results are not quite what you’ve expected. Sound familiar? The problem may well be that although you worked really hard at creating a compelling and engaging website, you may well have then neglected the ongoing maintenance that any good website worth its salt ... Read more

How to help protect your business against cyber crime

  One of the biggest threats facing businesses today is cyber crime, which organisations now need to take very seriously. However many businesses are still unaware of how to go about implementing cyber security measures. With cyber threats constantly evolving, one needs to stay ahead of the “game”. Here are some tips on how to help protect your business from cyber crime: Know what you’re up against A cyber security audit or a vulnerability assessment will help you understand where you currently stand. This ... Read more

The Pros & Cons of a Bring Your Own Device Policy

  The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is all about companies allowing employees to bring their own devices to work to be used for work purposes. For many organisations, mobile devices in the workplace pose the question of whether it really is the best thing to do. As with any new policy, there are pros and cons that could influence the way people see BYOD programs in the workplace. BYOD provides plenty of positives, but it also presents several tricky situations ... Read more

4 Ways to protect your Internet of Things

  The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the growing number of intelligent objects that are being connected to the internet and each other. These systems are infiltrating the heart of our critical infrastructure and are forming the basis of current & future smart services. PCs, tablets, smart phones, wearable technology and intelligent home devices are now being adopted at record rate and form part of our everyday lives, even starting to appear on enterprise networks. The lines between whether you are at ... Read more

How SaaS benefits your organisation

  Software as a Service (SaaS) has proven to be a successful software delivery platform over the past few years. Gartner defines SaaS as “software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers. The provider delivers software based on one set of common code and data definitions that is consumed in a one-to-many model by all contracted customers at any time on a pay-for-use basis or as a subscription based on use metrics.”   Historically, most IT systems that were provided to ... Read more

How to combat the cybersecurity skills shortage in your organisation

  Internet access has grown exponentially over the past decade as rapid advances in technology have facilitated how we live today. Internet of Things (IoT) devices are also everywhere now, found in huge corporations and even in the average person’s home as almost everything to do with technology has become a computer. A bed is not just a simple bed anymore as some have effectively become. It is a computer with sensors packaged into a mattress. Neither is a light bulb the ... Read more

Dynamic endpoint protection and response solution

Targeted attacks form a small, yet ever-increasing portion of cyber attacks worldwide. These malicious attacks have the potential to disrupt the operation of your organisation in a big way. Even though the trend of cyber attacks has become apparent to the average internet user, the necessary precautions have not been implemented by all organisations. In addition to this problem, most organisations have no way of knowing that they have been breached or not.   Recent online attacks have also shown a change in ... Read more

I don’t need security software…

  When antivirus software is mentioned, there always seems to be someone who advocates that they don’t need an antivirus because they’re “careful. No matter how smart think you are, an antivirus on your device can only benefit you. The idea that antivirus software is only necessary for irresponsible users is a myth, even the most careful of users are vulnerable.   Many people think that you can only get malware by downloading suspicious files, running unpatched software, visiting sketchy websites and doing other irresponsible ... Read more

3 Trends in Cybersecurity that you need to know for 2018

3 Trends in Cybersecurity that you need to know for 2018 The world of cybersecurity is an ever-changing domain. New threats appearing on a daily basis and attackers are continuously evolving their techniques. Keeping up with the threats can be a difficult task. Cybersecurity continues to be a growing priority for organisations of all sizes and across all industries. 2017 was the year that brought us the biggest ransomware outbreak in history (WannaCry) and a data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly half the ... Read more
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