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The importance of having cyber insurance

Why it’s important to have cyber insurance

December 13, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers. So how did it happen? It was reported that two hackers gained access to a private area of the online resource for developers dubbed “Github”. From that point,...

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Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

December 12, 2017 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A study conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that over 77 percent of companies globally have suffered from some kind of attack during the last 12 months. The Kaspersky Lab IT Security Economics Report shows that over the past year there has been an...

How to secure your cryptocurrency

How to secure your cryptocurrency

December 12, 2017 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

As Cryptocurrencies continue to gain popularity, recent breaches reinforce the need for vigilance and knowledge to protect online assets. In the case of cryptocurrencies, we are presented with a new set of challenges in how security, identity and access are...

Why you shouldn’t have to monitor your employees’ content consumption

Why you shouldn’t have to monitor your employees’ content consumption

December 12, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Talk of monitoring and blocking employee access to certain types of Internet content might sound like draconian management measures. After all, we’re all adults in the workplace and we shouldn’t need to be told what we can and can’t look at on the...

Stop fraudsters from controlling your Online Banking this festive season

Stop fraudsters from controlling your online banking this festive season

December 12, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, First National Bank (FNB) came out to urge and warn consumers against falling victim to a new banking scam whereby fraudsters remotely take control of your PC over the internet and gains access to your online banking profile....

Cybersecurity Predictions & Trends for 2018

Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2018

December 11, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Online security is seemingly getting more compromised with each passing year. 2017 has witnessed some of the worst security breaches in history – such as the breach of Equifax, which impacted over 143 million clients in the U.S. and abroad. There were also...

Top 10 IT security predictions for 2018

Top 10 IT security predictions for 2018

December 8, 2017 • Lists, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

2017 was certainly the year in which the world sat up and took notice of the undeniable importance of IT security. There were multiple high profile data breaches and hacking which resulted in the affected companies not only losing millions of Dollars but also...

A portrait of the current cyber-threat landscape

A portrait of the current cyber-threat landscape

December 7, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

When you picture hackers, you conjure up an image of rebellious teenagers in hoodies, think again. Cybercrime is a great deal more organised than you might think and cybercriminals are increasingly developing business models of their own. In fact, certain...

Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

December 7, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Ransomware is on every platform – don’t assume your mobile and tablets are safe. This year, WannaCry shook the world as the cyber hi-jack accounted for more than 45% of all ransomware tracked, closely followed by Cerber at 44.2%, according to Sophos’...

Ensuring your child's online safety this festive period

Ensuring your child’s online safety this festive period

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an attempt to put parents’ minds at ease throughout the Christmas period and to protect today’s youngest Internet users from online threats, Kaspersky Lab, on Thursday 7 December 2017,  introduced what the company calls the next generation of its...

2017: the year the board (finally) noticed information security

2017: The year the board finally noticed information security

December 7, 2017 • General, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

It was long overdue, but 2017 can be seen as the year the boards of South African companies finally sat up and paid attention to information security, says Paul Williams, Country Manager – Southern Africa at Fortinet. “As recently as just a few months...

Arbor Networks: the differentiators that create an award-winning DDoS provider

Arbor Networks: the differentiators that create an award-winning DDoS provider

December 5, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

Arbor Networks announced recently that its Arbor Cloud solution has been selected as the winner of the ‘Managed Security Solution of the Year’ award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies,...

ESET, Microsoft and FBI take down cybercrime operation

ESET, Microsoft and FBI take down cybercrime operation

December 5, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, security researchers at ESET, in collaboration with Microsoft and law enforcement agencies – the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Interpol, Europol, and other stakeholders in cybersecurity – revealed that they have taken...

Festive season cyber scam will cost between $50 and $5,000 per incident

Festive season cyber scam will cost between $50 and $5,000 per incident

December 5, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Consumers planning on purchasing their Christmas gifts online could be at risk of losing between US$ 50 and US$ 5,000 per incident. That’s because it’s the season when cybercriminals across the world are on the prowl to fill up their own Christmas...

Gary Allemann, Managing Director at Master Data Management.

How ready are you to manage a data breach?

December 5, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Last month saw the uncovering of South Africa’s largest data leak to date, which revealed that the personal data records of over 60 million individuals have been made publicly available, placing them at risk of identity theft and other cyber-related crimes....

The 2018 Cybersecurity landscape

The 2018 Cybersecurity landscape

December 4, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for their crystal ball and attempt to predict what we should be worrying about in the coming 12 months or more. And the sad reality is that not a lot will change as there is not much...