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Kaspersky Launches Online Ransomware Response Training Course

Sourced from Hypertext Kaspersky, the Russia-based, self-styled independent cybersecurity and online safety provider, has today announced the launch of a new Windows Incident Response training course. This is in order to offer in-house cybersecurity teams and InfoSec professionals an opportunity to expand their analytical skills in the incident response domain, especially in the midst of a ransomware attack. The entire course can be completed online. According to the recent global Kaspersky survey conducted among senior non-IT management and business owners, 73% of firms can’t handle a ransomware attack alone or with the help of regular IT service providers. Over recent years the lack of skilled technical staff who can detect and respond to complex incidents, along with a lack of visibilit...

What You Need to Know About MTN’s New Reduced LTE & 5G Deals

MTN has announced price reductions and more value to customers on its MyMTN Home Fixed LTE and 5G home portfolios.  The MyMTN Home Fixed LTE and 5G offers are available until 31 July 2022. “At MTN we are committed to providing connectivity at affordable rates for all South Africans to enable more people to enjoy the benefits of a modern connected world with as little impact on their pockets as possible”, says Mapula Bodibe, Chief Consumer Officer at MTN South Africa. The MyMTN Home Uncapped Fixed LTE and 5G internet promotional deals are shown below: According to MTN, its Uncapped Fixed LTE 10Mbps Max Speed offering has been reduced from R499 PM for 24 months to R399 per month for a more extended signup period of 36 months – an R100 reduction but for a longer commitment. Its uncapped ...

How Bankingly is Transforming Africa’s Fintech Industry with Simple, Smart Solutions

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What Uber South Africa is Doing to Aid KZN Flood Victims

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MTN Drives Rural Expansion with 39M Injection in Eastern Cape, SA

MTN SA has today announced that it is investing $39.1-million (R624-million) into the Eastern Cape province of South Africa to drive upgrades and deploy new network infrastructure across the region this year. The company says it is focusing on launching 5G and connectivity services, especially in rural areas. This latest cash injection falls as part of MTN’s “Modernisation of Network South Africa project” (MONZA) project. Last month, the telco invested nearly $57-million in rural Limpopo in the North of South Africa. MTN says this latest investment will expand network reach into rural communities, drive 5G expansion and work to restore vandalised network infrastructure. “We are working across the country to modernise the entire MTN network. Just over 68% has already been completed national...

Crypto Scams on the Rise in SA: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Image sourced from Shutterstock. The world seems to have gone ‘crypto-mad’. Digital currencies like bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, and even Dogecoin, are all over the internet. Their soaring value promises big wins for investors (if you’re “buying the dip”, that is). And the ‘fortunes’ to be made by mining for virtual money have echoes of gold rushes that formed the first mining towns in South Africa back in the 1800s. Or at least, that’s what many, including a long list of scammers, will have you believe. In reality, if you’re interested in cryptocurrency today, you’re quite possibly at a major risk for fraud. In many respects, in this new unregulated world, bad actors often have the upper hand. In 2021, South African-based Africrypt was reportedly hacked, effectively wiping out a staggering ...

Africa Paces Up to Uncover the Next-Gen Developments in Datacentre & Cloud

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You Can Now Translate To & From isiZulu Across the Entire Microsoft Ecosystem

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Liquid Lands Capacity of Subsea Cable Equiano in Nigeria & South Africa

Image sourced from Medium. Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced it has acquired a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable, allowing Liquid to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits, bringing a much-needed increase in international connectivity in Western and Southern Africa. With older sub-sea cables almost at the end of their lifespan, Liquid through the Equiano cable system will address the growing need for Internet capacity supporting cloud services in both coastal and landlocked countries on the continent. The new Equiano subsea cable will link Africa to Europe via the West Coast of Africa when it is ready for service later in 2022, providing Terabit/s of capacity to meet the growing and varied business needs of ...

SA Will Need $30-Billion for Energy Transition says African Development Bank

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Exclusive Networks Africa Expands on Cloud-First Networking & Security Services Offering with New Infoblox Partnership

Exclusive Networks Africa is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Infoblox, a leader in cloud-first networking and security services. Its solutions empower organisations to automate, standardise and accelerate the delivery of cloud-native and data centre network and security services, all from one place. The Infoblox vision is to dramatically simplify complex distributed networking and security, by delivering modern, cloud-first networking and security services that automate and streamline user experiences. Infoblox was founded in 1999 by Stuart Bailey in Chicago, Illinois, and is based at its global headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA, with 28 offices worldwide. Ubiquitous visibility across the hybrid workplace “The hybrid workplace is here to stay, and this environ...

The Challenges in Getting Internet Access to All South Africans

South Africa is on a drive to connect its citizens to the Internet. In November 2021, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Khumbudzo Ntshavheni announced that the government was considering a programme to bring internet access to all South Africans within the next 24 months. Attempting to bridge the country’s digital divide, the programme would not only enable access to online services but also provide opportunities for a digitally-driven economy. The proposed programme indicates South Africa’s determination to embrace digital transformation. Never before has Internet connectivity been so paramount to the expansion and development of economic activity, especially in the age of wide-reaching digital services. But what does broad Internet access look like locally, and what...