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Can 4K video surveillance boost safety and security in hospitals?

August 26, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hospitals, globally and within Africa are faced with a number of security challenges, from ensuring the safety of patients and staff to preventing theft, with the added complication of very limited budgets for security solutions. Surveillance solutions are a critical component of hospital security, particularly in high-risk areas such as maternity wards,...

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Financial companies handle cyber threats when they happen

August 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab, in cooperation with B2B International, has conducted a survey* among company representatives to find out their attitudes towards information security, including financial companies’ policies towards protection from online fraud. The survey...

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Hackers post Ashley Madison database online

August 19, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via EWN, the details of more than 1 million Ashley Madison users has been dumped online. The report reveals that the latest high-profile cyber-attack threatens to wreak havoc in relationships across the globe. Back in July 2015...

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Vulnerability found in Android devices

August 7, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Check Point Software Technologies, its mobile security research team has discovered a vulnerability in Android that affects devices made by major manufacturers including LG, Samsung, HTC and ZTE. The team disclosed its findings during a briefing...

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Women found to be less aware of cyberthreats

August 6, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a survey conducted by Kasperky Lab and B2B International, women have been found to be less aware of cyberthreats. However, in light of this and in celebration of National Women’s Day on 9 August 2015 in South Africa, Kaspersky Lab, along with...

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Top IT security issues to consider when migrating to a new OS

July 30, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Major events in the IT landscape, such as the availability of a new operating system (OS), cannot go by unnoticed, because they affect businesses of all shapes and sizes. Many will ask themselves “should we migrate to a new version and if yes –...

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Ashley Madison hack highlights cybercime threat for businesses

July 22, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The need for African and global businesses to ensure that they are adequately protected from cybercrime has been brought to light once again following the recent hack of notorious dating website Ashley Madison. It is estimated that more than 37 million of its...

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Ashley Madison hacked, security expert reacts

July 21, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

News of the AshleyMadison.com hack has reached a global audience. The data stolen in the hack includes the company’s databases of 37 million users, financial records, and other proprietary information. The site is essentially a dating website that...

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Investment managers must tackle data analytics and cyber-risks

July 13, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Investment managers must successfully navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment, if they are to capitalise on growth opportunities, according to a new report by KPMG. The latest report, Navigating Opposing Forces, reveals that on the one hand,...

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Tips for safe and secure holidays in Kenya

July 8, 2015 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

With school holidays around the corner in Kenya, many Kenyans may be heading off for a well-deserved break with friends and family. With that in mind, becoming infected with malware or becoming a victim of fraud or some other cyber-threat is not necessarily...

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How to help victims of online cyberbullying

July 6, 2015 • Online, SecurityComments (0)

Cyberbullying, which is bullying that takes place using digital technology, has become a serious issue including within Africa. The consequences can be serious: children become withdrawn and secretive, their schoolwork suffers and they may become aggressive,...

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Internet users in SA still think branches are safer than online banking

June 24, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Almost half (43%) of Internet users  in South Africa believe traditional over-the-counter banking is safer than banking online, according to a survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Despite these fears most people still make some payments...

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Securing the cloud: The factors that need to be considered

June 22, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Security has typically been, and continues to be, one of the major areas of concern for organisations contemplating a move into the cloud, and for good reason. Security breaches can have far-reaching consequences that could cripple a business, and legislative...

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South African companies plagued by cyber-attacks

June 8, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The speed of technological change is leaving gaping holes in highly sensitive company IT infrastructure. These vulnerabilities are being targeted by cybercriminals at an increasing rate as South Africa is starting to feel the heat from attackers across the...

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The first step to stopping the next Cyberattack

June 4, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Given the ever-increasing sophistication of cybercrime methods, organisations must employ advanced assessment tools and practices to reduce or eliminate security gaps. The first step to a successful security posture is to know what your current security...

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Kenya’s Safaricom says national police surveillance system live

May 27, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s Safaricom says a new national police surveillance system has gone live. Despite a number of groups voicing concerns over the new system and what it could mean for privacy in the East African country, the country has gone ahead with the system. The...