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March 2012 News & Events

IndigoCube has launched a new business unit dedicated to application security. Ziaan Hattingh, MD of IndigoCube, says the new unit is a direct response to a growing market need.

“Companies spend the bulk of their security budgets on infrastructure security, such as firewalls, access control and identity management, but research shows that 75% of attacks are directed at the application layer,” Hattingh says. “The current hype around Big Data as a source of competitive advantage has increased the value of the application layer and everything it contains – and when the Protection of Personal Information Bill becomes law, companies will become liable for the security of the personal data stored on their systems.”

A survey by Deloitte and IT Web indicates that 53% of South African companies are unready to comply with the requirements of the new legislation, which should be signed into law during 2013.

Further impetus behind IndigoCube’s new unit is the fact that South Africa is a favoured target for cyber criminals. One of the reasons behind this upsurge, Hattingh believes, is the general lawlessness in South Africa coupled with the police’s lack of specialised capability to deal with cyber crime.

IndigoCube’s new security unit will focus on providing clients with application security solutions based on IBM Security’s suite of AppScan products. The solutions cover both the testing of software code for vulnerabilities before deployment (white box testing) as well as simulated attacks on deployed software to identify vulnerabilities.

For more information contact Ziaan Hattingh, IndigoCube, +27 (0)11 749 4950, [email protected], www.indigocube.co.za



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