Improving the outcomes of your security assessments

Regular assessments are a key method to gauge improvement and compliance By Paul Grapendaal, Head of Managed Security Services at Nclose Recently, the inspector general for NASA found that resource constraints and a lack of awareness had resulted in continued ineffectiveness of the agency’s information security programme. Common controls were deficient, there were deficiencies in…

Lean and focused: Nclose grows internationally off next-generation business approach

SA IT security specialist extends reach across EMEA, Indian Ocean Islands   South African IT security specialists Nclose are seeing solid growth and – despite the lockdown – have just recorded their best quarter ever, thanks to the company’s unique focus on customer centricity and lean, agile operations.   Nclose, first registered by IT security specialist…

Navigating risk into a post-COVID new normal

Having rushed to keep the remote lights on in the early stages of lockdown, organisations must now change their focus to mitigating a plethora of risks emerging out of the pandemic chaos.    By Paul Grapendaal, Head of Managed Services, Nclose    With little time to prepare for it, many local organisations entered lockdown hurriedly trying to enable employees who left…

In-house SOCs hidden costs and considerations

Security Operations Centres (SOCs) have an important role to play in the large enterprise. But for mid-to-large enterprises, an in-house SOC may come with more cons than pros. “Not all organisations need to build their own SOC, and doing so could incur unexpected costs and risk exposure,” notes Martin Potgieter, co-founder & Technical Director at Nclose. …