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Cyber-crime attacks among smaller and medium-sized companies are on the increase

Cyber-crime attacks among start-ups are on the increase

August 20, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cyber-crime is a real and present danger and attacks are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated, especially among small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs). It is estimated that 32% of South African businesses have experienced cyber-attacks according to the Global Economic Crime Survey (2016) conducted by PWC – on a par with the global average....

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ESET launches a new line of endpoint security solutions

ESET launches a new line of endpoint security solutions

August 18, 2018 • SecurityComments (0)

Cybersecurity research and endpoint security company, ESET announced the launch of its new line of endpoint security solutions designed to provide tools for prevention and management of cyber risks on a global scale. ESET is raising its game with the...

Research reveals how criminals target fax machines to take over networks and spread malware

Criminals target fax machines to hijack networks and spread malware

August 17, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

New research from Check Point, a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, has shown how organisations and individuals could be hacked via their fax machines, using newly discovered vulnerabilities in the communication protocols used in tens of millions...

Black Hat: Protecting Industrial Control System

Black Hat: Protecting Industrial Control System

August 17, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Industrial Control System (ICS) security was ramped up at Black Hat USA – with packed sessions ranging from specific attacks to vulnerable hardware – all with the aim of protecting critical infrastructure, whose security shortcomings so frequently hit the...

An Australian teenager from Melbourne pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple's computer mainframe from his home several times throughout a year.

Apple got hacked by a teenager, but customer data is safe

August 17, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

An Australian teenager from Melbourne pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s computer mainframe from his home several times throughout a year. Apple confirmed on Friday that no customer data was compromised, despite the teen having downloaded internal...

Over one third of all phishing attacks target financial sector customers in second quarter of 2018

Over one third of all phishing attacks target customers in the financial sector

August 17, 2018 • SecurityComments (0)

In the second quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies prevented over 107 million attempts to visit phishing pages, of which 35.7% were related to financial services and targeting customers through fake banking or payment pages. The IT...

Startups need cyber insurance too

Startups need cyber insurance too

August 17, 2018 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

It’s too easy for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to dismiss cybercrime, because they view themselves as too small to be attractive targets for criminals. However, this is not the case. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCybercare, says that in...

The importance of GDPR compliance for Nigerian businesses

The importance of GDPR compliance for Nigerian businesses

August 16, 2018 • Opinion, Security, West AfricaComments (0)

The deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come and gone. And while it happened without too much fanfare in Nigeria, companies that think they can ignore the legislation and maintain a business as usual approach are in...

Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

August 16, 2018 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived. “South African retailers first began promoting the...

Social engineering: the art of manipulation

Social engineering: the art of manipulation

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

Social engineering, also referred to as ‘hacking without code’, is one of the most personal cybercrimes that can be committed. Here, professional hackers manipulate people into unwittingly giving out sensitive information – and even cold, hard cash...

Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

August 15, 2018 • SecurityComments (0)

Cyber Security Basics Our Network 101 mini-series covers of cybersecurity basics to help you understand one of the biggest threats facing business today –and what you can do about it. If you think your business is too small to matter to hackers, think...

How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

August 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. By doing so, attackers can put themselves in a position of immense power to...

Shippers get serious about Cyber Threat

Shippers get serious about Cyber Threat

August 14, 2018 • SecurityComments (0)

The NotPetya cyber-attack of June 2017 affected some 2,000 organizations across 65 countries, causing estimated economic losses of $2.5 billion to $3 billion and exposing vulnerabilities in the marine supply chain. The virus led shipping group Maersk to...

Five key trends transforming global payroll management

Five key trends transforming global payroll management

August 13, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Expanding a business into new territories is no easy feat. There are numerous challenges to navigate such as language, culture and legislative requirements. Recruitment can also be a complex job to ensure the right mix of local hires and expat employees sent...

Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz

Beat the cybersecurity skills shortage

August 13, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Conventional wisdom dictates that an increase in cybersecurity threats requires ever-larger IT security teams. Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz says it’s time to think differently. Speaking ahead of his track on security and risk...

SMEs most financially vulnerable to fraud attacks

SMEs are especially vulnerable to fraud according to certified fraud examiner

August 13, 2018 • Finance, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Fraud affects small businesses much more severely than large corporates, with global research revealing that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) generally lose twice as much money than their corporate counterparts in the event of employee fraud. Discussing...