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…

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…

The reinvention of the MSSP

Managed security service providers (MSSPs) are likely to be in the spotlight over the next few years as the scale and sophistication of cyberattacks increase at alarming rates. In its latest report, the SA Banking Risk Information Centre found that cybercrime costs the South African economy R2.2-billion a year. Data points to notable increases in phishing, impersonation…