Two ways technology is bad for your employees

Using technology to make a business more efficient and effective is vital to the growth and sustainability of the organisation. However, while it can make a business more efficient, it’s essential to remember that technology can also create an unfriendly workplace and even prevent users from getting work done. Speed of Work Technology helps to…

4 Signs You Need a New Endpoint Data Backup Solution

With more workers depending on laptops it is more important than ever to ensure that the work protected and stored on those devices is backed up and protected. Forrester Research says that 45% of corporate executives don’t follow policies for data use and handling. Underlining how at risk almost half of a business’s data actually…

CIO and compliance

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) plays a crucial part in assisting with compliance within organisations. The IT department provides technology resources and skills that are needed by corporate compliance officers when conducting projects that assist in keeping their company in line with laws and regulations. The problem is that compliance officers often have to rely on other departments…

Encryption

IT Manager Alert – Petya Ransomware: What it is and How to Stop it.

Petya Ransomware Hits South Africa    Just as IT managers the world over were exhaling after the Wannacry ransomware outbreak, the world has been hit with a new attack in the form of Petya. Originally circulated in 2016, this latest malware is an offshoot of Petya but with stronger encryption, the new version has been…

The Malvertising Threat to Data Security

  A global malvertising ring that used sophisticated techniques has been shut down. The threat went unnoticed for months and exploited millions of computers. Malvertsing is the use of online advertising to spread malware, by injecting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate online advertising networks and web pages. This latest large-scale attack has been made…

Warning: Job applications distribute ransomware

The latest ransomware to plague German companies is, a malware program called, Petya which overwrites the master boot record (MBR) of infected computers, leaving the operating systems in an un-bootable state. Typically the master boot record code is stored in the first sectors of a hard disk drive. This code contains information about the disk’s…

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