JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 22, 2020 - The paradox of contemporary IT is that the updates and changes essential for improved Business as Usual operations are all responsible for increasing your risk of cyberattack. Regardless of the IT services you operate, be they Cloud or on-premises systems, desktops or industrial control systems, patching and configuration changes come with a price.

Blue Turtle Technologies, Cyber Management Alliance, and New Net Technologies (NNT), will host a virtual event on 12 August from 12:00 to 13:30 that will explore how change control can be used to improve cybersecurity.

“Vulnerabilities arise from the misconfiguration of systems or exploits in deployed software. While regular patching is done to protect IT systems, there is a conflict in that the associated change noise generated serves to mask breach activity, while necessary configuration changes may also inadvertently introduce latent vulnerabilities,” says Mark Kedgley, CTO at NNT.

By focusing on change control in the IT environment, an organisation can drastically improve its resistance to cyberattacks.

“When done correctly, change control can verify and validate everything that happens to reduce the risk of compromise, both for cloud and on-premises systems. It not only provides management with a complete view of the changes that are taking place, but also confirms that these are done safely and accurately,” says Andrew Parsons, Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at local NNT partner Blue Turtle Technologies.

The virtual event will discuss how security and IT operations teams can collaborate to improve the cybersecurity posture of the organisation and reduce risk. It will also examine how companies can mitigate network risks with secure configuration management. From a practical perspective, delegates will see how NNT Change Tracker has improved the change control process of Standard Bank to keep its systems operating securely and effectively.

Key speakers Kedgley and Parsons will be joined by Amar Singh, Interim CISO, trusted privacy and risk advisor, at Standard Chartered Bank.

Joint NNT and Blue Turtle Technologies on 12 August for a live webinar focussing on exactly how you can improve cybersecurity with effective Control Change Management. Visit the webpage here to register:


About New Net Technologies (NNT)

NNT is the leading provider of SecureOps™. SecureOps™ combines the essential, foundational security controls as prescribed by all leading security frameworks such as CIS and NIST with the operational discipline of change management. By ensuring you have the prescribed essential security controls in place combined with the ability to correlate changes within your environment with an approved ticket or set of intelligent rules, organizations are able to prevent and protect themselves against all forms of breach as well as gaining full control of changes for both security and operational peace of mind. For more information, visit

About Blue Turtle Technologies

Blue Turtle Technologies provides solutions for optimising, enhancing and leveraging existing IT investment, and supporting the cost-effective delivery of new technology initiatives. With experience from mainframe to desktop, Blue Turtle delivers solutions for the effective management of IT infrastructures employing innovative software products, backed by ‘best-practice' implementation services. Blue Turtle's strategy leverages ‘best-in-class' software products brought together from leading international and South African software providers to deliver compelling and cost-effective technology management solutions to customers. For more information: or [email protected]


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