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Mining and manufacturing sectors are becoming vulnerable to cyberattack.

Mining and manufacturing sectors are becoming vulnerable to cyberattack

October 20, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s manufacturing sector is under growing threat of cyberattack, this is according to Sean Duffy, Executive of Security Solutions for MEA at Dimension Data. The Dimension Data’s Global Threat Intelligence Report for 2017, revealed that the manufacturing sector was second only to the finance industry on the list of most attacked sectors in the...

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Top 5 ways cybercrime can hurt your small business

Top 5 ways cybercrime can hurt your small business

October 20, 2017 • SecurityComments (0)

While it’s true that smaller businesses may seem like they have less to lose, nearly 43% of cybercrime targets small business. Last year alone, 430 million new versions of malware were launched into the business world… That’s the price you pay for...

Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Cybersecurity threats continue to spiral out of control, putting more companies across the globe at risk of falling victim to data theft and enduring reputational damage that could be the death stroke of the business itself. We are seeing cyber threats like...

33 million South Africans have their personal info leaked online

33 million South Africans have their personal info leaked online

October 18, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A massive data breach has occurred in South Africa where the personal information of roughly 33 million South Africans has been leaked online. The discovery was made by Australian security researcher and creator of ‘Have I Been Pwned’, Troy Hunt...

ESET launch Chrome Cleanup for Google search engine

ESET launch Chrome Cleanup for Google search engine

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

ESET, a global cybersecurity company, announced on Tuesday 17 October 2017, that the company working in partnership with Google has launched Chrome Cleanup. The new security measure works as a scanner and cleaner for Google Chrome and is designed to help...

48% of businesses experience a talent shortage

Kaspersky Lab launches talent discovery program to address IT talent shortage

October 16, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab has teamed up with partners such as Dassault Systems, PwC and Schlumberger to create a talent discovery program. The Cybersecurity for the Next Generation program is targeted at students and young specialists, with and without a security...

Outwitting cyber opponents with integrated threat intelligence

Outwitting cyber opponents with integrated threat intelligence

October 13, 2017 • General, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

“Even though cybersecurity has been put under the microscope, and in spite of years of experience and cybersecurity investments, organisations continue to struggle with security analytics and operations,” states Arbor Network’s territory manager for...

Are your employees inviting cyber threats into your organisation

Are your employees inviting cyber threats into your organisation?

October 12, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In today’s always-connected world, companies face a new wave of threats as cybercrime continues to escalate. Cybersecurity is becoming more challenging as businesses are having a tough time trying to address growing threats while maintaining focus on their...

10 tips to protect your IoT-connected home

Top 10 tips to protect your IoT-connected home

October 12, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Lists, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The fourth industrial revolution is coming and it is coming fast. Leading this revolution is undoubtedly the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and soon we will be living in a world where everything is connected to the internet, even your home....

Essential Cyber-Safety Tips Amidst Escalating Cyber-Attacks

Essential cyber-safety tips amidst escalating cyber-attacks

October 12, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fortinet cybersecurity solutions has warned companies and individuals in South Africa to brace for escalating cyber-attacks as cyber-criminals expand their targets to home network devices and mobile devices. Fortinet’s latest Global Threat Landscape Report...

4 ways for companies to become more cyber-resilient

4 ways for companies to become more cyber-resilient

October 10, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This year, we have seen some of the most high-profile victims of cybercrime across the world, including the NHS in the UK, and the attack of Equifax that impacted of millions of people in several countries. The damage has not only cost companies’ money, it...

Open Wifi

Smart network security choices can save you from hacker headaches

October 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

“Open” Wi-Fi is available almost everywhere, and different cities have their own implementation strategies. While cities like Cape Town, South Africa have implemented a strategy where the city owns and manages WiFi points to the value of R10 million....

Cloud Security Policy: The questions you need to ask

Cloud Security Policy: The questions you need to ask

October 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud Security Policy: The questions you need to ask

What would your reaction be to someone who told you that “Cloud” is so secure you don’t need to do anything else to protect your data? Because, this gem of questionable advice is becoming quite popular, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South...

Nigeria: NCC backs National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Nigeria: NCC backs National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 4, 2017 • Online & Social, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: NCC backs National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that the organisation will participate in the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) this October 2017, which is to be organised by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The NCC in...

Mastercard Early Detection System

Mastercard’s new Early Detection System to help combat account-related fraud

October 3, 2017 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard’s new Early Detection System to help combat account-related fraud

Mastercard has announced the launch of its Early Detection System, a new service that provides issuers with a unique advanced alert for cards and accounts at a heightened risk of fraudulent use based on their exposure in security incidents or data breaches....

John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions at Fortinet.

Top 5 Cyber threats every security leader must know about

October 2, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 Cyber threats every security leader must know about

Networks are evolving at an unprecedented rate. Physical and virtual environments, private and public clouds, and a growing array of Internet of Things (IoT) and endpoint devices are all dramatically expanding the potential attack surface. Protecting highly...