29 November 2019 - IP Dimension announced today that they will continue investing in the empowerment and growth of young South Africans working towards their education in the IT industry. This will be the fourth year that IP Dimension collaborates with CTU Menlyn campus in a process of identifying the ideal candidates that will receive bursaries towards their studies conducted at CTU.
"South African are faced with many challenges. Affording study fees should not be one of them. We are in a fortunate position to financially support some of the students thereby allowing them to focus on their studies, and not their study fees." said Rihan Grobler, CEO of IP Dimension. "This is but a small contribution towards empowering the youth of South Africa. We believe that every person has a right to education, and this is our contribution to that right."
Interviews for bursary allocations started this week at the CTU campus in Menlyn, Pretoria. Criteria that applicants are required to meet include a passion for IT, dedication to their study course, and a proven track record of good grades and attendance records at the institution. CTU students are required to perform 80 hours of in-service training at an IT company to successfully complete their studies. Students studying on bursaries supplied by IP Dimension, are evaluated, and the top performers are invited to complete their in-service training with the company. This allows them to get in depth exposure to a multitude of different industries and organisations.
CTU and IP Dimension
CTU and IP Dimension have been in close partnership with study bursary sponsorships over the last 6 years. Theoretical knowledge as well as practical labs provided to their students builds a strong basis for young minds to enter the IT industry. With more than 40 SLA clients across South Africa, IP Dimension believe that they offer the best exposure to the industry for these students.
11 November 2019 - IP Dimension announced today that ATP, DKIM, and DMARK will be implemented as a baseline security standard for all newly signed Office 365 clients. The ATP service is supplied as a separate license by Microsoft but will be included as part of the Office 365 license agreement with IP Dimension. A recent study showed that impersonation attacks on businesses marked a noticeable 62% increase with phishing attacks contributing 88% towards attacks on email.
“Educating end users on cyber resilience and raising awareness to security in the digital space, simply is not enough anymore. Social engineering reached new heights with even the most aware individuals, falling victim to attacks from these bots” said Riaan Lombard, Director of IP Dimension. “The reputational damages suffered by corporates and individuals are far more than reported with companies losing business to business partners at an alarming rate. Business owners need to look past the cost of protection and compare it to the cost of losing current and future clients.” said Lombard
Office 365 is often compared to Mimecast email security services in the media with each company stating their advantage over the other. IP Dimension is however of the opinion that both companies have great products and can be applied in a manner that compliment your email security platform if implemented correctly. This addresses only certain aspects of your security portfolio and should not be considered as a “set and forget” solution. Regular training and awareness campaigns must be implemented by organisations to ensure that end users are well informed as to the tell-tale signs of email-based attacks.
Office 365 and IP Dimension
IP Dimension is a leading reseller of Microsoft Office 365 subscription based licensed products. They provide licensing on a monthly rental agreement as well as annual agreements. The recent launch of their online store https://shop.ipdimension.co.za/ introduced clients to the ability of purchasing and managing their own licenses with the back end support of a company well versed in Office 365 technologies.