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. …

IT security debt, it’s a deep burn

The thing with fighting fires is that you often have your best people dousing the flames with their backs turned to whatever is going on behind them. If we can consider cyber threats as multiple little digital fires that flicker in and out daily, then think about the manpower that goes into managing these security…