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South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

June 18, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African insurer, Liberty, announced that they were a victim of a cyber attack. The insurer revealed that the attackers infiltrated their information technology systems, extracted data from the firm and demanded payment. The insurer said that none of their customers suffered any financial losses. According to SABC Digital News, The company said that it...

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SAFPS commends Home Affairs for automated identity verification as aid to curb crime

SAFPS commends Home Affairs for automated identity verification as aid to curb crime

June 16, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

SAFPS says biometric identification is nothing new but commends the ABIS system for its capacity to provide a single data repository. Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS is a milestone in South Africa’s pathway towards a new digital national...

Kaspersky Lab’s latest Parental Control report reveals what South African kids are searching for online

Kaspersky Lab’s latest Parental Control report reveals what South African kids are searching for online

June 15, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab’s latest report on the online activities of children – based on statistics received from its solutions and modules with child protection features – highlights children’s online activities and the importance of protecting them when...

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space after acquiring Chillr

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space

June 15, 2018 • General, Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Last year March, Truecaller announced its interest in the digital payments segment in India. Today, the company announced a strategic investment into the payment space by acquiring Chillr, India’s first multi-bank payments app that is revolutionising the...

Is mobile technology really safe?

Is mobile technology really safe?

June 15, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments (0)

By 2020, an estimated 23.28 million South Africans will be using smartphones. With cloud technology becoming increasingly popular as a business solution, more and more people will be using their personal devices to access work-related data remotely....

Google committed to seven principles to guide its development of AI applications

Google says it won’t use artificial intelligence for weapons

June 12, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

As the world’s biggest militaries embrace artificial intelligence, Google says it will no longer be involved. In a set of principles laid out to guide its development of artificial intelligence, Google has announced it would not use artificial...

Kaspersky Lab and the brewers of Pilsner Urquell work together to secure beverage industry

Kaspersky Lab and the brewers of Pilsner Urquell work together to secure beverage industry

June 12, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab and Plzensky Prazdroj have announced the successful completion of a cybersecurity partnership to improve the overall industrial security posture of the brewery. Kaspersky Lab was engaged by the world-famous brewery, known for producing Pilsner...

Urgent steps needed to close Africa’s high-end IT security skills gaps

Urgent steps needed to close Africa’s high-end IT security skills gaps

June 11, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Specialised IT skills are in short supply worldwide, and African businesses in particular have long been under pressure to innovate and grow despite an acute skills shortage – particularly in the data science and IT security spaces. In an environment in...

A new malware is making its mark in Africa

A new malware is making its mark in Africa

June 8, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

There’s a new cyber threat on the block, and it’s sneakier than anything we’ve seen before – undoubtedly the reason why it’s the malware of choice for hackers across Africa right now. In fact, though crypto-mining malware is...

Gemalto launches virtualised network encryption platform to help customers address evolving data security needs

Gemalto launches virtualized network encryption platform

June 8, 2018 • SecurityComments (0)

Digital security company Gemalto, has recently announced the launch of a new virtualized network encryption platform, SafeNet Virtual Encryptor CV1000 as part of its continued investment to address the rapidly changing data security needs of organisations...

Simeon Tassev, Managing Director and QSA at Galix

Are your employees your greatest cybersecurity risk?

June 7, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Your employees provide some of the most useful access points into your business for cybercriminals. Knowing who is most likely to be targeted, and it may not be the most obvious people, will help the organisation put the right security measures in place....

5 steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

5 steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

June 5, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Business’s increasing dependence on digital platforms and data has generated significant efficiencies—but has also spawned a well-resourced cyber-crime industry. It is thus imperative that cyber resilience is integrated into organisations’ business...

Rethinking data security with a Risk Adaptive Approach

Rethinking data security with a Risk Adaptive Approach

June 5, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The two megatrends of cloud-based applications and mobile devices have been a boon for company productivity, agility, and innovation. This is according to Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa. The mobile-cloud combo empowers...

SA businesses reluctant to insure against cyber-attacks, despite past incidents

South African businesses reluctant to insure against cyber-attacks, despite past incidents

June 5, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African companies have suffered several cyber-crime incidents over the past few years, yet local businesses are still reluctant to insure against this risk. Roy Wright, Head of Risk Solutions at leading financial advisory group GTC, believes there are...

Insurance industry gears up for PoPI.

Insurance industry gears up for PoPI

June 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Insurance industry gears up for PoPI

On 25 May, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The long-awaited law changes the way in which companies are required to collect, store and process personal information – affording EU residents better...

Business leaders be warned, poor information management can and may be used against you.

Neglect data management at your peril

June 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Neglect data management at your peril

With the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPIA) Act in South Africa in April this year, local businesses are now legally required to ensure that all client, supplier and employee information is stored, processed and destroyed in a...