From the Editor's Desk

From the Editor's desk: Security on the side
Residential Security Handbook 2021: Secure Living, Technews Publishing, News
Welcome to the second Residential Security Handbook of 2021. In this issue, named Secure Living, we turn our attention a little more inwards and, as you will see in the pages to follow, place more focus ...

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From the Editor's desk: Bitcoin or Ether?
Issue 5 2021, Technews Publishing, News
Well, the July riots are a thing of the past, except, of course, for the million or so rounds of ammo that are still missing and the R120 million in cash that was stolen (cash, not repairs or new equipment ...

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From the editor's desk: A storm in the cloud
Issue 4 2021, Technews Publishing, News
The latest ransomware attack, named Kaseya after a company that provides a number of tools to customers all over the world, has hit a number of companies ‘downstream. In other words, some of the companies ...

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From the editor's desk: Privacy is your responsibility
Issue 3 2021, Technews Publishing, News
We have a look at the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) in this issue, which is set to become a reality as of 1 July. We didn’t have space for much information, but more on the topic will ...

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From the editor's desk: Maybe security should STTFS
Issue 2 2021, Technews Publishing, News
The IT industry has an acronym, RTFM, Read the Manual; you’ll notice I left the F out. The same can be said for the security industry, but a recent experience has shown me that both industries, even as ...

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From the editor's desk: Who hasn’t been hacked?
Residential Security Handbook 2021: Smart Estate Living , Technews Publishing, News
Stories of companies being breached and infected with malware and/or ransomware are common these days, with the latest SolarWinds (see the MIT Technology Review article at the short link: www.securitysa.com/*mit1...

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From the editor's desk: Perceptions and deceptions
Issue 1 2021, Technews Publishing, News
Over the last two days I had two interesting conversations regarding the security industry. The first was an old favourite of many, mentioning that if you work in the industry you must be making huge ...

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From the editor's desk: The end of the beginning
Issue 9 2020, Technews Publishing, News
I doubt there are many who will be sad to see 2020 vanishing into history. The year seems to have mimicked the world we live in by revelling in chaos and uncertainty. Economies have been plunged into ...

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From the editor's desk: Take identity seriously
Issue 8 2020, Technews Publishing, News
The list of companies subject to data breaches continues to grow, both in Africa and beyond. The dangerous part is that in Africa, including South Africa (at the moment), the companies do not have to ...

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From the editor's desk: Waiting for PoPI
Issue 7 2020, Technews Publishing, News
A while ago we heard of yet another cyber breach, this time from Experian.

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From the editor's desk: Covid consolidation
Issue 6 2020, Technews Publishing, News
The global security industry has seen quite a few high-profile mergers and acquisitions over the past year or two, with an even greater number of smaller companies that don’t get the headlines also merging, ...

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From the editor's desk: We're back!
Issue 5 2020, Technews Publishing, News
Welcome to the fifth issue of 2020. If years were people, 2020 would have been hung, drawn and quartered...

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From the editor’s desk: Sustaining security and sanity
Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020, Technews Publishing, News
Sustainability is a critical component of almost anything in these days of a tanking economy, boosted by COVID-19, which is given further emphasis by the economy being further hammered by the ‘cure’ for ...

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From the editor's desk: The worst of times
Issue 4 2020, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice
While the world is going through a tough time at the moment with the pandemic and seemingly endless economic problems, Hi-Tech Security Solutions and Technews Publishing has had an additional burden of ...

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