From the editor’s desk: Ending with something new
November 2018, News
Welcome to the final issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions for 2018. This has definitely been an interesting year, to put it politely, and many in the security industry have felt the strain of a poor economy following such a hopeful start to the new year. This issue is also the start of something new in Hi-Tech Security Solutions as we welcome a new columnist to our pages.
Craig Rosewarne is the MD of Wolfpack Information Risk and he will be providing us with regular editorial on cybersecurity in today’s world.
Wolfpack is a South African firm, established in 2011, that specialises in cyber threat intelligence, research, training, awareness and advisory services. A community of over 9000 information and cybersecurity specialists subscribe to its regular community updates.
Wolfpack has also been instrumental in driving many strategic cybersecurity initiatives with stakeholders on the African continent. In our last issue we carried an article on Wolfpack launching Cybergym training in South Africa. You can find out more about what Wolfpack does at www.wolfpackrisk.com
Craig was previously an associate director of Deloitte’s Risk Advisory division. He ran the Deloitte School of Risk Management and was responsible on a national level for learning and innovation for a team of over 400 professionals.
He has over 18 years of management experience in the fields of IT and cybersecurity, and is frequently invited to speak at information security, cybercrime and counter-espionage events. He provides regular opinion pieces via TV, radio and print/online media.
He is therefore very well qualified to provide us with insights into the world of cybersecurity. We are sure the cyber knowledge Craig shares with us will be educational and insightful. Please let us have your own comments and insights after reading his first column on ‘Our dependence on cyber connectivity’ in this issue.
We normally post the Access & Identity Management Handbook with the final issue of the year, but we have decided to delay its publication until January. The handbook is still being finalised right now, but it will be published in mid-January, ready for everyone coming back from the December holidays. Please let us know what you think of the handbook when it arrives.
After a tough year for everyone in the industry, everyone at Hi-Tech Security Solutions wishes our readers, advertisers and partners a restful and peaceful festive season. And let’s hope 2019 brings a healthy economy and safety and security for all.
- NEC XON talks Industry 4.0 and disruption
November 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security, Integrated Solutions, Conferences & Events, Training & Education
NEC XON held its seventh annual summit at Sun City in October this year in which it focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4) and how it would disrupt the status quo.
- Our dependence on cyber-connectivity
November 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security, Government and Parastatal (Industry)
The health, safety, security, economic well-being of citizens, effective functioning of government and perhaps even the survival of the industrialised world relies heavily upon interconnected critical systems.
- Border security: Technology or barriers?
November 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Government and Parastatal (Industry)
While it is important to provide a visible as well as a covert patrolling presence on borders as well as points of entry from other countries, this needs to be supplemented with technology.
- The building blocks of safe and smart cities
November 2018, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure, Government and Parastatal (Industry)
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asks NEC XON and Vox for insights into what some of the foundations of a safe and smart city are.
- How close has video analytics grown to AI?
November 2018, Technews Publishing, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security, Integrated Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asks how far artificial intelligence has changed the video analytics market and how it will make an impact in future.
- The latest X-ray scanning solutions
November 2018, Technews Publishing, Asset Management, EAS, RFID, Security Services & Risk Management
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked three suppliers of X-ray scanning equipment for some insights into the latest products and their safety.
- 2018 product highlights
November 2018, News
A wave at biometrics Thermal deep learning bullet cameras MIC IP fusion 9000i Suprema Xpass D2 Suprema CoreStation Suprema BioLite N2 RapidTrac Compact Facial recognition server Husky X2 and X8...
- Managing business continuity and disaster recovery
November 2018, Technews Publishing, IT infrastructure, Security Services & Risk Management
Organisations are increasingly reliant on their IT systems and data, but they are faced with risks in the form of anything from accidental data loss, to deliberate acts of sabotage.
- Kaspersky builds skills with SABRIC
November 2018, Kaspersky Lab, This Week's Editor's Pick, News
Kaspersky Lab concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) to enhance cyber skills within the banking sector.
- Advanced Metering Infrastructure survey
November 2018, Pinnacle Instruments SA, News, IT infrastructure
Pinnacle has revealed the results of research conducted on behalf of Huawei Technologies into the global Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) market.
- Secutel partners with AxxonSoft
November 2018, Secutel Technologies, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Secutel Technologies has announced it is now an approved technology partner and distributor of AxxonSoft in South Africa.
- Win $65 000 from Milestone
November 2018, Milestone Systems, This Week's Editor's Pick, News
Milestone Systems invites coders, developers, individuals and organisations to test their development skills in the Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest.