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Simeon Tassev is the director of Galix, a reseller of Mimecast Solutions in South Africa
Non-compliance: leading organisations down the rabbit hole

PwC's latest Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2018 ranks South Africa as the second most targeted country in the world when it comes to cyber attacks...

By Simeon Tassev 10 Oct 2018

Cybercrime is everywhere because businesses aren't educating

Cybercrime has overtaken all other types of crime as humans have embraced digital technology without really understanding it...

By Simeon Tassev 11 Apr 2018

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis...

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

The case for Security as a Service

Companies have been hard-pressed for many years to look for ways to do more with less, but when it comes to IT, more focus and budget...

By Simeon Tassev 25 Oct 2016

It's time to get cyber security basics in place

Everything in our digitally-connected world has the potential to be infiltrated and exploited by cyber criminals. Levels of online fraud, digital crime...

By Simeon Tassev 23 Aug 2016

Lay the foundation for advanced cyber security tech

It's safe to say that doing business in a digital world without cyber security is not a smart move. Obviously all businesses have some sort of online presence and, whether email or e-commerce...

By Simeon Tassev 7 Jun 2016

Why IT security experts feel unprepared for email attacks

IT security experts are feeling increasingly unprepared and too out-of-date to reasonably defend against email-based threats, with a late 2015 finding that only 35% of its respondents were confident...

By Simeon Tassev 11 May 2016

Time for CIOs and CEOs to work together on email security

Email is a vital communication medium for business but it also creates a doorway for potentially undesirable elements - from spam and malware to phishers...

By Simeon Tassev 21 Jan 2016

Application security crucial for data protection

Software is often considered the cornerstone of business today, supporting essential business processes, enabling productivity and facilitating enhanced efficiency, to name but a few functions...

By Simeon Tassev 18 Dec 2015

The human firewall: turning the weakest link into the strongest ally

Security has become a top priority for businesses in an effort to protect themselves from an ever-increasing variety of threats that continue to advance...

By Simeon Tassev 28 Oct 2015

PoPI: driving organisations to make IT security a business priority

Significant media attention has been given to the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act over the past two years, particularly around various aspects...

By Simeon Tassev 14 Oct 2015

Where to start on your journey toward PoPI compliance

The much talked about Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is now imminent, and organisations need to realise that the question is no longer...

By Simeon Tassev 17 Aug 2015

Practical solutions to help you gear up for PoPI

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is currently a hot topic, given the imminent nature of its implementation...

By Simeon Tassev 29 Jul 2015

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