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Automated data protection is critical says Redstor

Automated data protection is critical says Redstor

November 23, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The theft of data is so prevalent, so orchestrated and serious, it requires technology that is just as quick and equal to the task of providing effective protection. Because theft is automated, the security should also be automated say executives from Redstor, a specialist data management and security company. Data theft is lucrative business and [&hellip...

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Shopping online is a big deal

Shopping online is a big deal

November 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Increasingly, South Africans are enjoying the convenience of shopping online. And at this time of year, when the jingly tunes and bright baubles joyfully adorn the tangible aisles of brick-and-mortar shops, e-commerce retailers are on high alert to strengthen...

Ransomware is here to stay - can your data say the same?

Ransomware is here to stay – can your data say the same?

November 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ransomware looks set to stay, and more variants are emerging every week to wreak havoc on enterprises and individuals alike. As the vicious malware grows increasingly sophisticated and prevalent – even being offered as a service on the dark web –...

Cybersecurity is everyone's business

Cybersecurity is everyone’s business

November 22, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The future of work very much revolves around the future of security. New ways of working offer exciting opportunities to boost employee productivity, creativity, and engagement, but they can’t come at the expense of security. The workforce in today’s...

Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

November 22, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hacking, data breaches: what’s the point in owning a luxury yacht if it leaks? That’s what many businesses are like, seeking state-of-the-art upgrades and slick interfaces but neglecting to secure business and customer data. 2017 has highlighted that many...

The future is not to proxy, but what about security?

The future is not to proxy, but what about security?

November 21, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Traditional methods of effectively securing connections on a corporate network usually revolve around proxy solutions. In an enterprise network environment, a proxy server acts as an extra layer of security between business servers and outside traffic,...

Top 7 things you should know about Cyber Monday.

Top 7 things you should know about Cyber Monday

November 20, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

After Black Friday comes Cyber Monday, a day that has enjoyed just as much hype as the successful Black Friday. It’s a day where retailers offer big savings on technology and gadgets, and consumers are encouraged to shop for these bargains online. Cyber...

Beware of commercial identity theft

Beware of commercial identity theft

November 17, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The recent data breach where a wide range of sensitive information was revealed to be available on millions of South African consumers should be a wake-up call to businesses. This is according to Frank Knight, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, who...

Resolving the DevOps-security tension

Resolving the DevOps-security tension

November 17, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

A new set of software development practices – grouped under the umbrella of ‘DevOps’ – is fundamentally reshaping the way digital products and services are designed and delivered to users. DevOps stands in stark contrast to the traditional approach,...

Cybersecurity is everyone's business

Kaspersky launches online cybersecurity training

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

On Thursday, 16th November 2017, Kaspersky Lab revealed that the company has launched Cybersecurity for IT Teams Online. The program is a new interactive training course designed to help IT teams develop their basic information security skills. The skills...

MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

November 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African telecommunications company, MTN, has revealed that the company will introduce a new biometric system in an attempt to reduce consumer fraud and protect its customers. The fingerprint biometric solution will be used to authenticate the identity...

Better security to drive increase in mobile holiday shopping

Better security to drive increase in mobile holiday shopping

November 15, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Shopping on mobile devices is expected to be strong during the 2017 Holiday Season, according to a new report from cybersecurity company Trustlook, which was released on 10 November 2017. Faster network speeds, slick shopping apps, and, perhaps most...

Executives should not fear regulatory consequences for leaked data

Executives should not fear regulatory consequences for leaked data

November 14, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Most South African company directors incorrectly fear the regulatory backlash of cyber attacks as POPI, the Protection of Personal Information, and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), come on stream. Instead, they face a much more...

Why you need personal cyber insurance

Why you need personal cyber insurance

November 14, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

We’re living in a connected world. We bank online, we stay in touch with family and friends via social media, and we are even connecting our homes these days. Smart homes promise all sorts of benefits to consumers, from energy efficiency and control, to...

Steps to help you protect yourself online

Steps to help you protect yourself online

November 14, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

On the heels of some very high-profile and disturbing data breaches, this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month is timely. After the announcements of major data breach announcements from Equifax, Deloitte and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and with...

AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

November 13, 2017 • General, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners. ESET...