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It’s all fine at the end: How EDR defines business growth

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The endpoint detection and response (EDR) market was valued at $13.60 billion in 2023 with a projected growth to $30.29 billion by 2032 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3%.  As Forrester points out, it is EDR that’s allowing for companies to ‘distance themselves from competitors’.
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Paxton Appoints New Sales Manager for Free State & Gauteng

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The international security technology manufacturer, Paxton, has appointed Mercia Van Niekerk as new Sales Manager for the Free State and Gauteng regions.
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Cyber-armour for a Healthcare Industry Under Attack – Seven vital tactics to employ right...

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In the wake of recent large-scale ransomware attacks targeting the healthcare sector, the vulnerabilities within the industry are starkly evident. Malicious actors have exploited compromised credentials–a clear and present danger when Healthcare providers' reliance on remote access software creates avenues for adversaries to disguise themselves as legitimate users and gain unauthorised access to critical environments.
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Geopolitical Unrest Generates an Onslaught of DDoS Attacks, According to the Latest Netscout Threat...

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Hacktivist Groups Increase Activity Globally While a Rise in DNS Water Torture Contributed to more than 7 Million DDoS Attacks in the Second Half of 2023. NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) today released findings from its 2H2023 DDoS Threat Intelligence Report that dissects trends and attack methodologies adversaries use against service providers, enterprises, and end-users. 
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Plugging the leaks: How we safeguard South Africa’s water resources

South Africa’s water challenges have been thrown into sharp focus by the situation currently unfolding in the country’s economic hub. The City of Johannesburg, though having faced dry spells and outages in the past, faces an incalculable crisis with millions of residents affected and water authorities advising city officials – both in Johannesburg and the capital of Pretoria – that failure to reduce water consumption could lead to a total collapse of the system.
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Rampant cobalt smuggling and corruption deny billions to DRC

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The country’s extractive reform strategy doesn’t address the impact of illegal cobalt mining on people, the environment and the economy.
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Cabinda to Cape Town: how crime-proof are Africa’s Atlantic shores?

With all eyes on pirates and politics in the Gulf of Guinea and the Indian Ocean, who is keeping an eye on Africa’s South Atlantic?
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Commvault Announces Acquisition of Appranix, Accelerating and Advancing Cyber Resilience for Enterprises Globally.

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Acquisition enables Commvault to solve a critical cyber resilience challenge facing enterprises today – rapidly rebuilding cloud applications after an outage or attack. Commvault, a leading provider of cyber resilience and data protection solutions for the hybrid cloud, today announced the acquisition of Appranix, a cloud cyber resilience company. Commvault is making this acquisition to help enterprises get up and running even faster after an outage or cyberattack.
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Veeam Launches Most Complete Support for Ransomware – from Protection to Response and Recovery...

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Coveware by Veeam will bring industry-leading cyber-extortion incident response services and proactive enterprise preparedness to Veeam’s existing ransomware protection and recovery capabilities. Coveware will offer forensics and remediation capabilities through the Veeam Data Platform, as well as proactive services to Veeam Cyber Secure customers
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Infobip integrates Google Vertex AI into RCS to offer conversational AI

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Businesses and brands can benefit from chatbots and conversational AI via Infobip’s Rich Communication Services channel. Global communications platform Infobip now offers businesses and brands access to conversational AI and AI-enabled chatbots on RCS Business Messaging through a new integration with Google Vertex AI. As pioneers in global omnichannel communications, Infobip is leading the market with innovative solutions.
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SA banks concerned by APP fraud, look to consortiums for help

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South African banks continue to battle social engineering, with more than half of the respondents of a recent industry survey saying APP fraud is their greatest cause for concern. Financial fraud resulting from social engineering scams, remains one of the biggest concerns for South African banks, with APP fraud and Vishing topping the list of threats keeping fraud professionals up at night.
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Dallmeier presents new PTZ camera series

Dallmeier electronic presents its new PTZ camera series. The high-speed PTZ network cameras set new standards in terms of performance, intelligence and price-performance ratio. They offer the highest image quality, a variety of advantageous technical features and AI-based analysis functions for a wide range of applications.
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Powering Africa: the future of nuclear energy

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Africa’s large base-load energy demand will require a substantial investment in nuclear. In March 2024, we released our modelling results on Africa’s energy future, examining the long-term potential transition in a world that must rapidly move away from fossil fuels to limit global warming. This transition is crucial for expanding access to sustainable energy sources and ensuring equitable growth and development.
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30-year prison sentence for tampering with essential infrastructure

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Tinos Ndebele has been sentenced to 30 years of direct imprisonment after being convicted on charges of tampering with essential infrastructure as well as theft from essential infrastructure. On 8 June 2023, an alarm was triggered at a Telkom cellphone tower in Roodewal. Telkom officials went to the scene and found fencing to the tower damaged and a container broken and the door forced open. Inside the container, 12 batteries amounting to R36 000 were stolen.
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Net2 Integrates with Multiple Systems, Providing Bespoke Access for Prime Office Space & Top-Rated...

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Nicol Corner, based in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa, is home to a six-star fitness club, prime office space, and an award-winning rooftop restaurant. This is the first building in South Africa to have its glass façade fully incorporate fritted glazing, saving 35% on energy consumption.
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Combatting foreign interference

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The spectre of foreign interference, ranging from corporate espionage to intellectual property theft, poses significant threats to organisations striving for competitive edge. Against this backdrop, the release of the 2024 Insider Risk Investigations Report by the DTEX i3 team underscores the imperative for robust cybersecurity measures and collaborative defence strategies within the business community.
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Overcoming security alert fatigue

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Alert fatigue represents more than a mere inconvenience for Security Operations Centre (SOC) teams; it poses a tangible threat to enterprise security. When analysts confront a deluge of thousands of alerts daily, each necessitating triage, investigation, and correlation, valuable time is easily squandered on false positives, potentially overlooking genuine indicators of an enterprise-wide data breach.
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Junior Border Guards drive successes at ports of entry

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The employment of Junior Border Guards at the country’s ports of entry is already yielding results and bolstering national security, while providing employment opportunities for young people. This is according to the Commissioner of the Border Management Authority (BMA), Dr Michael Masiapato.
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Tap and Oh No: Card tapping turns expensive with new scam

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South Africa’s sophisticated banking system has allowed consumers to opt into multiple payment methods, all suited to their lifestyles and personal choices. The Mastercard 2022 survey found that 95% of South African consumers used ‘at least one digital payment method, while the National Treasury announced that it was promoting cashless payment methods for low-value payments with tap and go cards.
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Opinion: Tech against intoxication – analysing the feasibility of alcohol-detection in South African driving

The sobering reality of drunk driving in South Africa demands bold solutions. Road accidents claim thousands of lives annually, with a significant portion attributed to alcohol-impaired drivers. While traditional measures aim to deter and punish, innovative technology like in-vehicle breathalysers could offer a potentially promising avenue for preventing drunk driving altogether.