Fax machines open network to attack

Attackers armed with just a fax number can exploit flaws in fax machines to potentially seize control of a company or home network. New research from Check Point Software Technologies shows how organisations and individuals could be hacked via their fax machines,...

Need for focus on gender pay inequality

Globally, there is renewed focus on the pay disparities between men and women. Rene Richter, a director of PwC, tackles the issue: In many countries, organisations are required to report on the gender pay gap. Although this is not yet the case in South Africa,...

Massive increase in security spend forecast

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more than $114-billion in 2018, an increase of 12,4% from last year, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. In 2019, the market is forecast to grow 8,7% to $124-billion....

Cloud puts compliance at risk

Cloud computing ranks as the top risk concern for executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, according to the latest survey by Gartner. While cloud computing presents organisations with novel opportunities, a number of new risks – including cybersecurity...

Big data, analytics spend to reach $260bn

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) solutions are forecast to reach $260-billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11,9% over the 2017-2022 forecast period. According to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and...