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The online world can be a dangerous place

Welcome to the Reading Room – a short round up of interesting reading about anything and everything to do with digital communication.

Cyber crime is escalating and it’s prudent to know what is happening out there. Fortunately, lots of clever people at security-smart companies are researching and publishing the information we need to understand the evolving risks. Here are a couple reports worth reading.

Cybersecurity workforce

Cybersecurity workforce gap to hit 1.8 million by 2022

An article on the escalating skills shortage in cyber security related jobs and how 70% of organizations plan to expand their security teams this year. Which means significant competition for qualified personnel. An interesting stat – 87% of cybersecurity workers globally did not start in cybersecurity, so maybe stop looking for previous experience and start looking for the right kind of thinking.

Threat Report

2016 Threat Landscape Report

Fortinet estimates cybercrime to cost over USD3 trillion annually across the globe. Q4 2016 saw the largest data breach and the largest DDoS attack in history. For a really scary summary of the threat landscape, get a cup of coffee, or a stiff drink if you are so inclined and read page 4. If you don’t want to download the full report, there’s a great blog post here.

  • Publisher: Fortinet
  • Access: Public and register for all other research reports
  • Download: 4.2 Mb
Security Trends 2017

Trends 2017: Security Held Ransom trends paper

IT security company ESET is predicting an uptick in ransomware attacks, dedicated denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks and attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices. They also believes that security education is a social responsibility in the digital age and needs to take place across all sectors of society – from primary through tertiary education, on a governmental level and throughout the private sector.

  • Publisher: ESET
  • Access: public
  • Download: 2 Mb

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Alison Treadaway

Alison Treadaway

Director at Striata, South Africa

Alison Treadaway is a director at Striata. She is involved in defining ​and executing ​business ​and marketing ​strategy, nurturing organizational culture​ and​ ​promoting compliance.

Passionate about organizational culture, she is particularly interested in protecting and enhancing Striata’s stories, traditions and unique approach to achieving success. To this end, she interviews 90% of approved candidates to ensure that Striata’s work ethic and social culture will continue to thrive as the organization globalizes.

Alison has 19 years of experience in the ICT sector, having worked at Internet Solutions and Dimension Data prior to joining Striata in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Languages, WITS) and a post-graduate diploma in business administration from Wits Business School.

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