There’s no doubt that the present digital transformation goes hand in hand with a resilient and sophisticated security strategy and resultant infrastructure. A sound digital strategy is reliant on security that will not only enable secure operations but also lead to a business posture that is safeguarded against current and potential threats.
“South Africa’s digital transformation has been significantly accelerated by 2020’s changing landscape. We are seeing organisations increasingly considering and adopting Cyber Defence Centre (CDC), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and User and Identity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA) as part of corporate management systems,” says Ryan Skipp, Portfolio and Solution Design at T-Systems South Africa.
“Local organisations are taking the global ransomware and threat landscape very seriously. Additionally, with regulations such as South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other legislation in full swing, the definition of how data must be handled is clearer,” he adds.
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