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Latest Cisco Africa Blogs


Below are the latest releases of Cisco Systems South Africa Blogs. Subscribe: RSS RSS

Five key trends to plan for: 2019 Threat Report

by Fady Youness, Cybersecurity Sales Director MEA

February 20, 2019: I joined Cisco 14 years ago and it’s been a diverse and interesting journey. I’m excited to be onboard as the new Cybersecurity Lead for Middle East and Africa (MEA). Over the last 3 quarters, I’ve been meeting partners and customers discussing the top cybersecurity issues that we’re facing.

Putting digital transformation at the forefront of South Africa’s economy

by Charmaine Houvet, Public Policy Director, Africa

2017-12-19: Regardless of who wins the ANC Presidential elections this week, it will be essential for the candidate to ensure that digital transformation is incorporated into the country’s economic growth plan. Almost every Vision2030 and National Development Plan in Africa and the globe includes digital transformation as a key pillar, because digitisation has significant potential to unlock and lead the Continent’s growth potential. The contribution of the digital economy has become more critical with the advent of Industry 4.0, otherwise known as the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

‘BYOD’ shouldn’t mean ‘Bring Your Own Disaster’ – 7 Cybersecurity Tips Your Employees Should Take Home

By Lara Fawzy, Security Marketing Subject Matter Expert - Middle East & Africa

2017-10-11: Inspiration strikes when we least expect it. Ideas don’t always come to us in the office. In a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ or ‘BYOD’ world, work devices move with us, and employees introduce personal devices to corporate networks.

Is World War III happening online?

by Tinus Janse Van Rensburg, Regional Manager: Security – Africa.


2017-10-03: Forces aligning globally to combat elusive adversaries

The Cisco Midyear Cybersecurity Report 2017 identifies eight impacted industries in South Africa and globally - are you protected?

by Lara Fawzy, Security Marketing Subject Matter Expert - Middle East & Africa

2017-08-21: Cybercrime is the fourth most reported economic crime in South Africa. The local economy is reportedly losing as much as R1 billion annually due to online criminal activities.

Bringing Security To The CEO

by Clayton Naidoo, Regional Sales Manager, Cisco Southern Africa

2017-06-20: Businesses are challenged by the Connected Generation to protect networks, data and company reputations with shared effort, strategic focus and vigilance but unless CEOs lead the process of protecting their networks, data and assets (tangible and intangible) as more people and devices are connect across their networks cybercrime will continue to be a trillion-rand business.

WannaRelax? – tips to safeguard yourself against Ransomware

by Paul Beyleveld, Consulting Systems Engineer, Security Solutions, Cisco Southern Africa

2017-06-20: Digitisation is making it possible to imagine entirely new ways of doing business and get ahead of the competition; however, these same advances are also driving innovation in crime. As business went virtual, so did the crime.

Evening-up the fight in the war against organised cybercriminals

by Greg Griessel, Consulting Systems Engineer, Security Solutions, Cisco Southern Africa

2017-06-20: Every day Cisco blocks over 20 billion threats. That’s almost three for every man, woman and child on the planet! This may give some sense of the scale of cybercrime that targets legitimate businesses. What it doesn’t do is to provide an accurate picture of the levels of sophistication that are being applied to the task by the cybercriminals concerned.

Introducing Global Gold – a new partner certification tier open to our Africa Partner organisaiton

by Tunji Akintokun, Cisco Africa Commercial and Channel Director

2017-05-23: Our business is changing. Our customers’ needs are evolving. Companies are more global than ever. The phrase ‘think global, act local’ has never been more relevant. We’ve listened closely and understand that we need to make it easier for our partners to do business with us at a global scale. Today we are excited to announce Global Gold, our highest partner certification tier.

Connected ATM Innovation, a first in South Africa

by Edward Agostinho, Cisco IOT Consulting SE

2017-05-04: ATMs in South Africa are facing a crisis—a look into local news reveals that many of these machines are being bombed or broken into with the intent of stealing cash.

Cisco Spark Board – A Team Tablet For Seamless Collaboration in Africa

by Conrad Steyn, Cisco Southern Africa Collaboration Product Sales Specialist

2017-03-02: What if you could have a life-sized team tablet for your meeting room? One that feels as easy to use as the latest smartphone and looks as good? And one that is multi-functional, so you can do more and get more done with it?