From the Editor's Desk

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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From the Editor: The lockdown issue
Issue 3 2020, Technews Publishing, News
Welcome to the first (and hopefully, only) issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions that was put together in lockdown.

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The reality of load shedding
Issue 2 2020, Technews Publishing, News
It may be that I am a bit slow on the pick-up, but recent events and conversations have driven the reality of what rolling blackouts (called load shedding by Eskom to make it sound less devastating) are ...

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Do we really want simplicity?
Issue 1 2020, Technews Publishing, News
Everything today has to be simple, easy and fast. Even access to your bank account has to fit these adjectives and banks spend significant time and money trying to ensure their web and mobile interfaces ...

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From the editor's desk: What a year it has been!
November 2019, Technews Publishing, News
We’ve made it to the last issue of 2019. This year has been a tough one for the local security industry with almost everyone feeling the effects of the poor economy that shows no signs of recovery. Naturally ...

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From the editor's desk: Six-and-a-half impossible things
October 2019, News
When it comes to people named Alice, there are two that are noteworthy in the greater scheme of things and specifically when it comes to security in South Africa. Interestingly enough, they both faced ...

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Platforms are us
September 2019, Technews Publishing, News
A conversation I had at the recent Residential Estate Security Conference Hi-Tech Security Solutions hosted in August (which will be reviewed in the October issue) got me to thinking about the security ...

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From the editor's desk: The difference between potential and skills
August 2019, Technews Publishing, News
This issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions includes our annual Local Manufacturing feature and it’s great to know that local security manufacturers are still going strong, even if the general manufacturing ...

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