Breaking through digital frontiers to achieve the exceptional

We stand at the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which promises to be the most globally impactful revolution to date. The immersion of technology into virtually every aspect of our world is resulting in the convergence of the physical (hardware), digital (applications and software) and biological (human) domains of life. Digital transformation, customer experience,…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 5 Tips for consumers

With October being International Cyber Security Awareness Month people should be more responsible when it comes to what they do on the internet. According to Mimecast, a global email and data security company, almost half of global organisations in a recent survey admitted their management and finance teams are not knowledgeable enough to identify and…

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#GartnerSYM: The next phase of digital transformation

Digital business transformation is upon us. Enterprises, small and large, have recognised the power of technology to transform their ability to deliver value. But where do we go from here? The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town is taking place at the recently opened Cape Town International Convention Centre 2, from 17 to 19 September 2018.…

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Study shows companies lack data awareness, skills

A recent study by Gemalto reveals that two in three companies are unable to analyse all the data they collect, and that only half of companies know where all of their sensitive data is stored. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Adding to the uncertainty, more than two-thirds of organisations admitted to not carrying out all…

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Namibia shines at Collegiate Cyber Defence Invitational

Namibia recently participated in the International Collegiate Cyber Defence Invitational – a cybersecurity competition which aims to create awareness of cybersecurity and encourages peer-to-peer learning. Participating universities and colleges came from the US, Namibia, and Indonesia with Namibia being represented by Delta Secondary School (DSS). The object of the competition was to learn, teach, help…

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Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks

The shipping industry has been slow to prepare adequate cybersecurity. Alexandersonscc/pixabay, CC BY-SA The story so far Stories about maritime cybersecurity are only going to proliferate. The maritime industry has been slow to realise that ships, just like everything else, are now part of cyberspace. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the UN body charged with regulating…

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Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups

Mobile operator Orange has announced a partnership with Google to join forces to co-invest in startups across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The partnership will see startups sourced through the operator’s investment fund, Orange Digital Ventures (ODV), to be jointly evaluated for co-investment by ODV and Google. Primary focus The primary focus will be…

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Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already – who hasn’t received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection…

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New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week. © bluebay via 123RF The new set of guidelines highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online…

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