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Security Hardening of Windows by Reducing Privileged Access

April 25, 2016 • Enterprise, Enterprise Architecture, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

As I tour the world helping Active Directory administrators, security professionals, and auditors secure their Windows environment, I often get questions about privileged access. The questions usually are about how privileges are granted and how an organization can know if its privileges are correct. These are great questions considering the onset of so...

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Discussing Data Security: On and Offline in Africa

April 22, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

To keep up with technology and improve efficiencies, companies are constantly replacing outdated IT equipment. However, this creates a challenge as large amounts of excess electronics must be managed and disposed of properly. The problem with IT asset...

Smart City

Security issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System found

April 21, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an attempt to explore security issues in smart city transport infrastructure and give recommendations on how to address them, a Kaspersky Lab Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) expert has conducted field research into the specific type of road...

IDC

Cybersecurity education is a crucial investment for CIOs

April 20, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

While the threat of cyber attacks continues to grow, the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC) suggest that many organisations in South Africa are struggling to get even the basic safeguards in place in order to protect their...

Citrix South Africa

Staying one step ahead of information security threats

April 19, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the recent Price Waterhouse Coopers’ Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, 41.44% of companies in South Africa and the Middle East reported that they had detected 50 or more cybersecurity incidents in the past 12 months. This was in...

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How to secure the Smart City of the future

April 13, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to secure the Smart City of the future

Car navigation systems that can predict where and when traffic jams might occur, by siphoning data from sensors in roads and other vehicles. Cameras that can spot litter in public places and call in the cleaning crew. Self-adjusting street lamps. These are...

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What is the difference between whaling and phishing?

April 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on What is the difference between whaling and phishing?

One of the largest online security threats to individuals and businesses today doesn’t come from new sophisticated malware tools, but rather from distinctly low-tech phishing and whaling campaigns. A recent survey of IT experts from the US, UK, South Africa...

Whatsapp encryption

WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption

April 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp has revealed, via a company blog post, that it has rolled out full end-to-end encryption across its messaging app. Essentially, this means that every call, message, photo, video, file and voice message sent over the app is encrypted by default,...

Nigeria

Mobile users in Africa view online comms methods as unsecure

April 6, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile users in Africa view online comms methods as unsecure

Most Internet users consider online communication channels to be unreliable, but still use them regularly, including to discuss private topics. These were the findings of a joint survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. According to the joint research,...

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Applying new tech in the security sector is a way to cut costs

April 5, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Applying new tech in the security sector is a way to cut costs

In South Africa security has become a necessity and is no longer a luxury. While an indispensable commodity, the security industry is still subject to the same challenges that every other industry is facing: growing economic pressures, rising costs, increased...

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Treat your data like the strategic asset it is

April 4, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Treat your data like the strategic asset it is

In an increasingly digital world where it is no longer only time that is money, but information as well, data has become the equivalent of a new currency. Protecting this data is a top priority for businesses of all sizes. However, in tandem with the growing...

Smart Home South Africa

Smart Homes in SA: What would it take to drive adoption?

March 31, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart Homes in SA: What would it take to drive adoption?

A home that runs itself, an abundance of saved time and money – these are the benefits that smart homes promise. But are they secure? And is South Africa ready to embrace the trend? Not without some serious caveats, writes Trevor Coetzee, regional director,...

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Put the user at the centre of your security solution

March 30, 2016 • BCX in Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Put the user at the centre of your security solution

A lack of policy-driven consequence is putting corporate South Africa at risk of being vulnerable to cyber attacks. Organisations often view security as a grudge purchase, resulting in them not adequately protecting their data assets. This, coupled with...

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Taking risk out of the payments channel

March 29, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Taking risk out of the payments channel

Online security breaches are becoming the order of the day, and such incidences are set to rise as the economy comes under increasing pressure. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for a business owner to take advantage of risk solutions available...

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Africans don’t realise their online passwords are not secure

March 16, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africans don’t realise their online passwords are not secure

A recent survey conducted by Nudge with 506 respondents from South Africa (283), Ghana (66), Kenya (126) and Tanzania (32), revealed that 56% of the respondents were confident of their online password strength, while only 3% felt that their passwords were...

Nigeria

Mobile hacking is much easier than you think

March 15, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile hacking is much easier than you think

Using a laptop without antivirus and malware protection is almost unthinkable these days. We know that cyber criminals are constantly getting smarter, more sophisticated and more brazen in their attacks, yet individuals and businesses alike seem more...

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