On a recent visit to BDO in Norway, it struck me that many South African-based businesses and organisations are increasingly exposed to cyber threats and vulnerabilities of which they are blissfully unaware.
Samsung Electronics has introduced its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, to South Africa. Samsung Pay is now available in 24 markets worldwide, the local launch underscores Samsung’s commitment to delivering a secure and convenient mobile wallet experience to consumers worldwide.
Lego has long appealed to its fans both young and old and finally, the Great Yellow Brick Co has opened the first LEGO® Certified Store in South Africa.
The 4th Industrial Revolution; a wave of exponential and converging technological progress that is washing over every facet of our world. It is demolishing our received wisdoms about how the world works and should be structured. It is leaving the less agile to be tossed aside as disrupted detritus while the bold, the prescient and the innovative create and capture new opportunities.
The cybersecurity industry's approach to protecting our data simply isn't working anymore. It was built for the past. It was about outside threats, hackers finding their way inside, building bigger and more audacious security walls to befuddle the bad guys and protect us from threats. Such an approach was created for a different time, a different, more tightly held IT environment, and a different threat landscape.
As any business grows, data sharing increases in both volume and frequency. Every one of these digital relationships presents an expanding set of cyber risks. Cyber security has become a major priority for every organisation. The right controls and procedures must be put in place to detect potential attacks and protect against them. However, with the ever increasing risk of a cyber-attack businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the rapidly evolving cyber threats?