Connectivity has made South Africa vulnerable to the threat of online fraud and identity theft.

Keeping your ID safe in the cybersphere: 4 tips you need to know

July 21, 2017 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Over the course of the past decade, the brick-and-mortar institutions of yesteryear have rapidly been replaced by online counterparts, with South Africans now turning to the Internet to perform banking transactions, book flights and even shop for groceries. While this rapid surge in connectivity has undoubtedly made the world a more convenient place, it’s...

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Cyber Crime, Credit card, Fraud, Russia, Schools, Report, Digital Shadows

A School For Cyber Criminals?

July 21, 2017 • General, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Digital Shadows, a digital risk management company, today revealed the findings of an in-depth study carried out by its team of multilingual analysts assessing the changing habits and tactics of organized credit card fraud gangs. It points to increased...

Cyber, Security, Threat, detection, software

RSA delivers ‘Hunter Packs’, equips RSA NetWitness Suite for threat detection and response

July 21, 2017 • Security, Software, SponsoredComments (0)

RSA, a Dell Technologies business, has unveiled updates and enhancements to the RSA NetWitness Suite that gives analysts the industry’s most advanced threat detection and response solution to discover, contain and ultimately eradicate threats. The “Hunter...

Wi-Fi, Public, Saftey, Tips, Protection, Security

5 Safety Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi

July 21, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, SecurityComments (0)

With the constant need to be connected to the world through our mobile devices, combined with high data costs in many African countries, it has become somewhat of a habit to search for public Wi-Fi once out of the house. Free Wi-Fi can sometimes be a...


Where will Fintech take our transactions?

July 20, 2017 • Finance, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Mobile point-of-sale devices were disruptive when they first debuted, providing merchants with a laid-back way to accept card payments, and have since become a necessity given that consumers expect to pay with credit or debit cards for anything – from...

Cyber Crime tips, Security, Risks, Cyber, Threats

Increased Focus On Managing Cyber Risks In SA

July 20, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African business owners need to understand that cybersecurity is not just a technical consideration, but an enterprise-wide risk that needs to be addressed at board level. This according to Brian Browne, Principal in Mazars’ Cybersecurity Practice in...

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South Africa: Beware of SIM swap scam

July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a statement released on Monday morning, South African telecommunications service provider, MTN, warned its subscribers to beware of the latest scam doing the rounds in the country. How it works A supposed MTN call centre agent requests the customer’s...

Warren Bonheim, Chief Commercial Officer at Zinia

South African SMEs vulnerable to ransomware attacks

July 18, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In the most recent mega ransomware attack, ‘Petya’, which broke out in the Ukraine, and swept through Europe and Asia, South African SMMEs need to be wary, and not caught on the back foot. “South African businesses and institutions tend to feel far...

In2IT’s CEO, Saurabh Kumar.

SA must invest in cyber security or risk being crippled

July 17, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The spate of cyber-attacks such as the recent Petya ransomware and the related WannaCry a few months ago, have left many organisations in Europe and Asia crippled. The malicious software has spread through large firms leading to corporate data being ‘locked...

Simeon Tassev, Managing Director and QSA at Galix Networking

A New Approach to Cybersecurity: ‘Trust No One and No Thing’

July 14, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Today’s cybersecurity threats have matured well beyond viruses, and the stakes have grown too. While cyberattack on users’ identities and bank accounts continue to dominate headlines, it is no longer just data that’s at stake as the Internet of Things...

Machine learning will bring Deeper race insights on the cards for cycling fans around the world.

Machine Learning comes to Tour de France

July 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), organisers of the Tour de France, and Dimension Data, the Official Technology Partner of the Tour de France, announced the introduction of machine learning technologies at this year’s Tour de France to give cycling fans...


Companies Still Under Investing In Data Security- Report

July 13, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite the increasing number of data breaches and nearly 1.4 billion data records being lost or stolen in 2016 ,according to the Breach Level Index, the vast majority of IT professionals still believe perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorized...

Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks.

Arbor Networks further automates DDoS attack mitigation for MSSPs

July 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced a new version of its on-premise, always-on, inline distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation platform for enterprise customers, Arbor Networks APS. Arbor APS v5.11...

Vikas Kapoor,Saurabh Kumar, Vishal Barapatre.

SA must invest in cyber security or risk being crippled by cyber attacks

July 12, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The spate of cyber-attacks such as the recent Petya ransomware and the related WannaCry a few months ago, have left many organisations in Europe and Asia crippled. The malicious software has spread through large firms leading to corporate data being ‘locked...

Kayode Sanni, A Nigerian man arrested for fraud in the UK. (Image Source: Vanguard NG)

Nigerian Jailed In UK After $12 Million in Data Theft

July 10, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports by the Daily Mail, a Nigerian man, Kayode Sanni, who was an illegal immigrant in the United Kingdom (UK) has been found guilty and sentenced to five years in jail for leading a gang who used the identities of members of parliament, judges...

Governments in developing countries need  to adopt a national cybersecurity strategy. (image: Yu Samoilov)

Top 10 African Countries Committed to Cybersecurity

July 7, 2017 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 African Countries Committed to Cybersecurity

The second edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, released earlier this week by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations, measured the commitment of ITU Member States to cyber security and highlighted a number...