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Mike Weston, vice-president says Digital business is the most impactful disruption to security in the history of the technology industry.

Cisco introduces cloud-based security solution

September 27, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cisco has announced new services and cloud-based security solutions built with Cisco’s threat-centric security architecture. With best of breed security solutions uniquely architected to be integrated, automated and simple to use, the Cisco® security portfolio provides companies with a more effective approach for securing their digital business models....

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VALEO partners with Gemalto to introduce the  Valeo InBlue® a virtual car key

VALEO, Gemalto partner to turn your smartphone into secure car keys

September 27, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Valeo, a automotive supplier, partnered with Gemalto, a digital security company, to bring security to its virtual car keys system called Valeo InBlue. With Valeo InBlue, drivers can use their smartphone or connected watch to lock, unlock and start their car,...

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director at Gabsten Technologies

Cloud backup – guarding against data loss from ransomware

September 20, 2016 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

More and more companies are falling prey to purveyors of ransomware, a virus that attacks computers and literally holds them to ransom – locking users out of their machines and demanding payment to unlock them. As large organisations are able to invest...

Rick Rogers, Area Manager for East and West Africa at Check Point Software Technologies
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Healthcare industry prone to cyber crime

September 16, 2016 • Healthcare, SecurityComments (0)

Delegates attending the recent Healthcare Innovation Summit were told that medical records are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals – data from the US showed that 89% of healthcare institutions suffered a security breach and were twice more likely...

Pokemon Go safety

Rogue Pokémon App discovered

September 15, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a malicious app on the Google Play store: “Guide for Pokémon Go”, capable of seizing root access rights on Android smartphones and using that to install/uninstall apps and display unsolicited ads. The app has been...

Gartner SA reports that businesses face a loss of $2.1 trillion globally due to cyber attacks

Cyber attacks could result in a $2.1 trillion loss

September 15, 2016 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Gartner businesses could lose close to USD2.1 trillion by 2019 globally as a result of cyber attacks. This is concerning, especially in today’s society where cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and occurring more frequently due to the...

Global study reveals 90 percent of organizations cite malicious insiders as a major threat

45 Percent of Organizations Not Prepared for Malicious Insiders

September 13, 2016 • Company News, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 45 Percent of Organizations Not Prepared for Malicious Insiders

A leading email and data security company, released new data revealing that organizations globally believe they are their own worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity, with 45 percent saying they are ill-equipped to cope with the threat of malicious...

Kaspersky Lab experts discovered a new version of the RAA ransomware(image: Charlie Fripp)

New version of RAA Ransomware updated to attack business targets

September 13, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a new version of the RAA ransomware, a malware written entirely on JScript. A new trojan delivers victims with a zip archive that contains a malicious .js file. The updated version can also perform offline encryption...

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Trojan outsmarts Android security

September 7, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Trojan outsmarts Android security

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a modification of the Gugi banking trojan that can bypass new Android 6 security features designed to block phishing and ransomware attacks. The modified trojan forces users into giving it the right to overlay genuine...

Michael Xie, founder, president and CTO of Fortinet

Great cybersecurity technologies need great people

September 2, 2016 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Great cybersecurity technologies need great people

As chief technology officer, my primary mandate is to develop technologies to help our enterprise customers improve their security postures. As we cross our 300-patent milestone after 16 years in the business, I am encouraged by the good progress we have...

Nokia reopens company offices in Lagos, Nigeria

Nokia: Mobile device infections surge in 2016

September 2, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia: Mobile device infections surge in 2016

Nokia today issued the Nokia Threat Intelligence Report – H1 2016, revealing a sharp rise in the occurrence of smartphone malware infections in the first half of the year. Issued twice per year, the report examines general trends and statistics for...

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Kaspersky Lab announces a new Software-as-a-Service solution

September 2, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab announces a new Software-as-a-Service solution

Kaspersky Lab announces a new Software-as-a-Service solution that will provide small and medium-sized businesses with multi-layered IT security – Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud. The solution offers advanced functionality and proven protection that can be...

Francis Gachina Gatuthu, iC3 Director, National Police Service, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Kenya

Huawei Launches New Safe City Solution

September 1, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Launches New Safe City Solution

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, officially unveiled its Integrated Communication Platform (ICP) today at HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 in Shanghai. The platform is a new addition to Huawei’s range of Safe City solutions featuring extensive...

Iniel_Dreyer

Opinion piece: The natural progression from Backup as a Service to Disaster Recovery as a Service

August 30, 2016 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Opinion piece: The natural progression from Backup as a Service to Disaster Recovery as a Service

While some companies acknowledge that they need Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), many still think that Backup as a Service (BaaS) is sufficient to meet their data management needs. Those that are convinced that they need DRaaS may also be unsure of how...

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The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage

August 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage

Large businesses that struggle to attract sufficiently skilled IT security experts end up paying up to three times more to recover from a cybersecurity incident. This is one of the key findings of the recent report by Kaspersky Lab based on the 2016 Corporate...

Digital Business

Corporate cyberattacks will continue to rise

August 19, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Corporate cyberattacks will continue to rise

Cyberattacks targeted at the corporate world continue to be on the increase. Terms like cyber espionage and corporate hacktivists are being thrown around over many boardroom tables these days, with decision makers expressing massive concern. The reality is...