Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Santa Shoe Box - Feedback

The Santa Shoe Box drive is over and we are pleased to announce it was an incredible success as approximately 70 489 Boxes were collected.

Year on year we are pleased to be seeing an increase in the number of participants, it’s great to see how many people are willing to assist a charitable cause such as this.

We would like to thank each and every person who contributed to this worthy cause and made it a Christmas to remember for tens of thousands of underprivileged kids.

We are looking forward to being part of a bigger target next year , as well as seeing an exponential growth in the number of participants.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hacker Halted - Miami 2011

 After a successful Wireless and Bluetooth Hacking 101 course presented at TakeDownCon in Dallas(USA) earlier this year, Telspace Systems was invited to present and train students at the well known Hacker Halted in Miami, during October 2011.

Our training class was very well attended by many Military(Defence) and Banking clients. We recieved fantastic reviews of our class and after generating statistics, we are extremely happy with the outcome of maintaining high quality training worldwide.

Statistics are as follows:

Hacker Halted in Miami was an extremely well attended conference which was well organised. The conference itself featured many international "superstars" from the information security arena and completely exceeded our expectations(which were already high because of TakeDownCon).

A big thank you to the entire crew that organised everything for us in Miami(Joyce and Leo, thanks!).

We look forward to seeing all our friends(and now family) at Hacker Halted next year!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

IT Security jobs- August 2011

In this ever-changing industry comes a passion and desire to learn. A vast majority of companies are looking for talented professionals to fill a void within their organisation, in order to stay abreast of the swift changes experienced daily.

The difficulty experienced in filling the gap comes down to three basic elements – timing, shortage of skills/experience and awareness. Many employees in various positions have basically picked up the skills very early on and grown within the industry from the beginning of their careers.
The trend we have identified and followed, illustrates hard evidence of an active market and a lack of awareness.

We are here to fill that gap.

We have various IT Security related vacancies available on a national scale with incredible clients, a few of which are as follows:

Should you be interested to see what is available or you are possibly looking for a fresh challenge, please send us your CV or contact us via email at shaun[@]telspace.co.za

Should you be looking for top notch talent for your business, we have an extensive database of able and willing candidates to fit your requirements.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Telspace Systems invited to train at first-ever TakeDownCon

Telspace Systems was invited to present its Wireless & Bluetooth Hacking 101 training course at the first-ever TakeDownCon in Dallas recently.

The conference, which took place between 14-19 May 2011, was the first of the EC-Council’s new technical IT security conference series.

“We are privileged to have had the opportunity to train students at this new security conference series,” says Dino Covotsos, CEO of Telspace Systems.

According to feedback reports, the training course was very well-received by the students, the majority of which were from the US government. “The course was fantastic . It was very fast-paced and in depth. It provided a great learning experience,” was one of the comments received by a student.

Student feedback was as follows:

The Wireless & Bluetooth Hacking 101 course ran over 2 days after which each student went home with a brand-new iPad 2 device.

Says Covotsos, “The training was truly exceptional, and we got a large amount of new business interest and networking contacts as a result. It was an honour for Telspace to be recognised alongside international IT training providers.”

Other types of training available included ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital forensics and application security.

Also at TakeDownCon, Rodrigo Rubira Branco, The Director of Vulnerability Malware Research at Qualys and founder of the Dissect || PE project, did a presentation on automated malware analysis, which is currently considered to be the top trend in the security industry. We recommend you check out his presentation and slide deck at the TakeDownCon website.

SpeedHack @ TakeDownCon, a brand new hacking competition designed just for registered TakeDownCon attendees, took place on the evening of 17 May. Watch out for some new exciting developments with hacking competitions worldwide.

Coming up

Telspace Systems has been invited to offer its Wireless & Bluetooth Hacking 101 training course at two other associate conferences, namely Hacker Halted - Miami at the end of October 2011, and TakeDownCon Las Vegas in December 2011.

“It bodes well not only for Telspace Systems, but for South Africa if we are recognised at these types of international conferences,” says Covotsos. “International trends are usually ahead of local ones – and it helps us and our clients to travel abroad like this so that we can bring back home the knowledge we gained, and share it with the local industry.”

TakeDownCon website: http://www.takedowncon.com

Monday, May 23, 2011

Telspace represents at the ITWeb Security Summit 2011

Telspace Systems, for the first time, exhibited at the ITWeb Security Summit 2011 in the form of the prominent stand 14.

It was a successful two days, the hype amongst our stand proved that the industry is gearing towards something big and electrifying for the future of IT Security. We were excited to have met some new faces as well as some of the leading minds in the industry. We also had the opportunity to showcase our new Recruitment division, which had a great response and the spinoff is beginning to show.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all that attended and visited Telspace Systems, the responses were phenomenal and the stats look good. We are looking forward to meeting you all again very soon J

Congratulations to Edith Ngoetjana from FNB for winning the draw for the Playstation 3, Enjoy it! I wouldn’t recommended joining the PSN though ;)

Congratulations to Simphiwe Mayisela from T-Systems for winning the Web Application Hacking 101 training, valued at R7490.00 ex Vat. We hope that you find it to be very rewarding.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Telspace Systems' new recruitment division addresses IT security skills scarcity

Telspace Systems, a leading IT security solutions provider for both local and international markets, is expanding its services to include a security-focused skills recruitment division.

The company has identified a growing shortage of specialised and highly-skilled individuals in the market, which is having a negative effect on local companies' level of security.

Says Dino Covotsos, CEO of Telspace Systems: “The apparent lack of available security skills is becoming a growing concern for businesses. As cyber threats increase in sophistication, so should the systems that protect companies against them. We are seeing more and more that there are simply not enough highly-skilled individuals to ensure that these critical systems offer adequate protection.”

Telspace Systems' new division aims to provide companies with candidates that can effectively address business security concerns based on skill level, experience and knowledge. “Limited skills often mean limited protection, and businesses need to understand the risks they face if they do not implement adequate protection,” says Covotsos.

Telspace Systems will be at the ITWeb Security Summit 2011 on 10-11 May at the Sandton Convention Centre, where it will highlight its new division to delegates. Visitors will have a chance to interact with the team and learn more about the types of skills, the industry needs and what is currently available.

This turnkey operation is the first of its kind, and given the company's industry knowledge, research and experience, it will be able to provide top talent and opportunities to many organisations and skilled security candidates respectively.
“We are very excited about our new service offering and that we are able to bolster the level and quality of security for companies,” Covotsos concludes.

Going forward, the company has plans to expand its IT security recruitment service internationally, and depending on market indications, begin offering other much-needed specialised IT skills as well.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Telspace Systems' Recruitment Director Shaun Levy at (011) 875 4319 or email shaun[at]telspace.co.za

Friday, April 8, 2011

Web Application Hacking 101

Telspace Systems presents our Web Application Hacking 101 course during June 2011.

Click here for more information.

This course is aimed at developers, IT security staff, technology enthusiasts and web application specialists. Book multiple students and you will automatically qualify for a discount! We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Takedowncon USA

It is with great pleasure that Telspace Systems presents training at the internationally recognised TakeDownCon, to be held in Dallas, USA.

Telspace Systems will be holding a 2 day training session during May 2011.

More information can be found at:


In addition, if you sign up now you can get a FREE IPAD for attending our training session.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Training Feedback

Telspace Systems successfully completed another training session last week at the FNB training centre in Sandton, Johannesburg.

We would like to thank all the candidates for coming through and working hard to get through the 2 day course, I trust you all found it very valuable.

Please find the public feedback for our course as per below, the course was very well received by all candidates.

Breakdown of Candidate responses:

Overall Training Feedback:

We look forward to presenting this course again during June 2011.

See you there!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Telspace Sponsors ITWeb Security Summit 2011

Telspace Systems is proud to announce that for a second year running, we will be a sponsor of the ITWeb Security Summit 2011.

This conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. This event is undoubtedly the largest security conference in South Africa and is attended by most major companies and government departments in the country.

Get more information about the sponsors here:

You can get more information about the security summit here:

We hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wireless and Bluetooth Hacking 101 - March 2011

We are very excited to announce that we will be running our Bluetooth and Wireless Hacking Course during March 2011!

We are running a very special offer: If you send 2 candidates, a 3rd can attend for free! Not to be missed! If you are a ISG member in South Africa, you will also qualify for a further 10% discount.

Venue: The FNB Conference Centre – Sandton
Costs: R7490.00 excluding VAT per person
Dates: 16th & 17th March 2011

Please see course details above or visit our website for more info: http://www.telspace.co.za/wireless%20and%20bluetooth%20hacking.html

Email us at info@telspace.co.za for bookings.

Looking forward to seeing you there!