Cyber risk – not just an IT problem

Recent high-profile attacks underscore the cyber risk facing all enterprises   By Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales director at Fortinet Cyber attacks are proliferating globally; but in an increasingly digitised world, traditionally ‘digitally-enabled’ companies are not the only ones at risk. Now, heavy industry, utilities, municipalities, government departments, transport and healthcare are increasingly under attack by cyber criminals, activists and even nation states, but these sectors are likely less prepared and more vulnerable than the traditional digital ‘knowledge worker’ segment to deal mitigate the risk. In sectors that have long been…

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Sanral to issue R40bn in road-building tenders

  South Africa’s crisis-ridden construction industry has received a boost, with the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) reporting that it will issue major road construction tenders to the value of more than R40 billion over the next two to three years. Read: Construction industry in survival mode The expenditure commitment has been welcomed by various organisations and analysts, with Sanral confirming that its roads network forms the backbone of the country’s transport system and serves as a catalyst for balanced economic growth, business confidence, investment and the transformation of society. Louw…

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Graphene: 21st century wonder material

CAPE TOWN – Over the past millennia technological advances have to a large extent determined the course of civilisation and even history. Bronze and iron were so crucial in the history and development of ancient societies that retrospectively whole eras were named after them such as the bronze and iron ages. During the Bronze Age (≈3300-1200 BC) it was the production of the harder and more durable bronze through the smelting of copper and adding of tin or arsenic that gave civilisations a technological advantage. In the Iron Age (≈1200-600…

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