Media Mentions

The UK’s National Healthcare Service (NHS) probably never expected to be an organisation facing ransomware attacks. In 2018, when the NHS (and 786 other companies for the record according to the 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report) was hit, it became all about the race to regain control of medical operations and, equally importantly, to rebuild customer trust.

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South African organisations are likely to continue falling prey to ransomware attacks this year.
So says Heino Gevers, cyber security expert at Mimecast, after stolen vehicle recovery company Tracker revealed it was hacked on Sunday.

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Over the next decade, we are going to see another wave of huge volumes of data created, driven by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and data lakes.

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Now is the time for companies to ensure their data is compliant with the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. Although, South African businesses have been slow on the uptake when preparing for PoPI, intelligent data management can greatly simplify this mammoth task. Wavering is no longer an option and despite the lengthy process to publish the final regulations, the next step is to establish a deadline. Thereafter, organisations will have a grace period of only one year to comply and avoid heavy fines of up to 10 million rand and other dire consequences such as imprisonment.

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Eran Brown was promoted and appointed to the role of EMEA CTO at INFINIDAT in early 2018. In this new role, Brown serves as a "voice of the customer" within INFINIDAT, enabling the company to gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs and challenges of the company's EMEA customers. Brown comes to this role with over 12 years of storage experience. Previously, he served as a Senior Product Manager at INFINIDAT for the last four years, and before coming to INFINIDAT, worked as a Pre-Sales Engineer for NetApp for 8 years, where he covered multiple verticals and territories.

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Hayden Sadler, Country Manager for Infinidat South Africa.Infinidat, a multi-petabyte data storage solutions company, recently announced that its cryptographic module for the InfiniBox and InfiniGuard has been awarded Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation. This designation validates Infinidats cryptographic technologies which certify Infinidat data storage and backup systems for use in a defined set of government and regulated industries IT projects.FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any product that implements a cryptographic module that processes sensitive information and is used within the federal government.

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This week’s episode is the first in a series from Flash Memory Summit 2019. Chris catches up with Erik Kaulberg from INFINIDAT to discuss how the expanding hierarchy of solid-state storage media will drive new products and solutions in the future.

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