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MTN Ghana, Police Tackle Mobile Money Fraud

April 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Ghana have joined forces with the Ghana Police Service and e-Crime Bureau in a bid to tackle the threat of mobile money fraud in the country. According to telecompaper, the two organisations held a day’s workshop at the Police General Headquarters Conference Room in Accra last week for 40 police personnel of the Criminal Investigations [&hellip...

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Biometric card unveiled to help curb card fraud

April 21, 2017 • Finance, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African will be first in line to test a new biometric card unveiled today by Mastercard. The card combines chip technology with fingerprints to verify the cardholders identity for in-store purchases. There were two separate trials recently concluded...

Companies and organisations are being cautioned to review their critical security controls in respect of safeguarding their intellectual property, data and IT systems.(image: perspec_photo88)

Companies and organisations urged to review critical security controls

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

Recent incidents have highlighted the need for all companies and organisations to review the safety and security of their data and their IT systems, as standard approaches no longer protect against myriad vulnerabilities, an expert says. “Even the highest...

Online banking is convenient but the best protection is to monitor bank accounts.
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How safe is your online banking profile

April 19, 2017 • Features, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Major South African banks, Absa and Standard bank face an alleged legal battle for their conduct in handling internet fraud cases. It was reported that banking clients took legal action against the banking ombudsman and the two banks. Standing in long...

ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus Training Platform and Assessment Tool offer on-demand, hands-on training and skills assessment in live lab environment.  (image: Yu Samoilov)

ISACA launches Cyber Security Training Platform and Assessment Tool

April 18, 2017 • Education, SecurityComments (0)

Global technology association ISACA has announce additions to the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) portfolio of resources—the CSX Training Platform and Assessment Tool. The CSX Training Platform offers learners accessible, constantly updated education environment...

Andy Gent, Founder and CEO at Revector.

Telecommunications fraud on the African Continent

April 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

In 2015 the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) estimated that mobile network operators lost more than $38 billion to fraud and revenue loss. In percentage terms this figure is more than the amount lost by retailers to theft and remains a serious...

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DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

April 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, SponsoredComments (0)

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly causing many sleepless nights for CIOs and CSOs across the world. In fact, Arbor research reveals DDoS attack sizes have grown by an astonishing 1,233 percent, at a compound growth rate of 68 percent,...

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Poor Device and App Care Leaves Users Drowning in Digital Clutter

April 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Digital clutter is growing due to an explosion in application usage and advances in the storage capacity of devices. But poor maintenance of these apps is leaving devices vulnerable to security threats. A new report by Kaspersky Lab reveals the scale of the...

Simeon Tassev, Managing Director and QSA, Galix Networking.

Security skills shortage? There’s an intelligent solution for that

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

It’s no secret that we’re currently faced with a global information security skills crisis. Given that the predicted increase in demand for information security professionals is exceeding the current rate of supply we should be expecting a shortage as...

ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus Training Platform and Assessment Tool offer on-demand, hands-on training and skills assessment in live lab environment.  (image: Yu Samoilov)

New payment controls service to bloster customers’ fraud and cyber-crime controls

April 12, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments (0)

SWIFT, financial messaging services has announced a new real-time payment controls service to complement and strengthen its customers’ existing fraud controls. The new fraud and cyber-crime prevention service will enable SWIFT customers to screen their...

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VPN or Proxy? Navigating Privacy Tools

April 12, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (4)

With new developments in privacy and security, staying private while online has been a topic which has recently created a lot of attention. With the introduction of legislation’s  such as the Investigatory Powers Bill, which was launched in the UK last...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

IoT becomes Internet of Threats

April 12, 2017 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The proliferation of Internet of Things endpoints, including smart appliances and wearables, is presenting a significant threat to organisations, says Fortinet. Addressing a roundtable briefing on IoT threats in Johannesburg, Paul Williams, Country Manager...

Teradata study predicts widespread cloud data storage adoption by 2019

Mass Cloud Migration To Continue Despite Security Threat

April 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A study which was  conducted by Teradata  predicts that by 2019 there will be widespread cloud data storage adoption, by which time over half of enterprise IT, customer, and financial data will be stored in the cloud. This despite the fact that security is...

Paul Jolliffe, DSM Expert: Security at T-Systems South Africa.

What you should look out for in a security partner

April 11, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Information security is rapidly ascending to the top of boardroom agendas, as firms continue to digitise, and as more and more of their value is attributed to their data. It’s true: data truly is the new currency of the information era. In the same way that...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

Wireless becomes key integrated component of enterprise systems

April 10, 2017 • General, SecurityComments Off on Wireless becomes key integrated component of enterprise systems

The traditional approach to enterprise wireless was to treat it as an independent system and little more than an access point to enterprise systems, secured by user authentication. But times have changed, says Paul Williams, Country Manager – Southern...

Online banking is convenient but the best protection is to monitor bank accounts.
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How To Avoid Online Travel Scams

April 4, 2017 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on How To Avoid Online Travel Scams

As online crimes continue to increase and effect an array of industries it is important to always be vigilant. The hospitality industry is not immune to this infectious rate of increase cyber crime, especially during festive periods where fraudsters target...