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Chrome users warned about phony Ad blockers

April 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Irrelevant ads are always annoying for every one of us, fortunately, Ad blockers are to the rescue, however, Adguard has recently identified five different fake Ad blockers that had targeted Chrome users which Google has since taken down. According to a recent report by AdGuard, almost 20 million users were struck by fake and malicious [&hellip...

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Power shifts in data ownership is revolutionising the Internet and cybersecurity

Power shifts in data ownership is revolutionising the Internet and cybersecurity

April 20, 2018 • Big Data, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Information is one of the most valuable commodities. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created and either has a direct monetary value or can be mined for business intelligence to get a competitive edge. Data is the lifeblood of any organisation....

Unlocking the future of online security with biometrics

Unlocking the future of online security with biometrics

April 20, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

With smartphones increasingly using biometric authentication as a theft deterrent, the potential for such techniques – which rely on the natural, inherent features of a person like their fingerprint, voice or face to confirm their identity – to become the...

In a busy environment, a network packet capture might be terabytes in size every couple of hours.

Unravelling the enterprise security state

April 20, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In the enterprise security world, data security has traditionally been viewed as an underdog. However, given the increasing number and sophistication of data breaches, explosion of sensitive data being exchanged across complex IT environments, data security...

Enlisting blockchain tech in the war against DDoS onslaughts

Enlisting blockchain tech in the war against DDoS onslaughts

April 19, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments (0)

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly on the rise. Arbor’s 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report showed that 33 percent of surveyed organisations suffered a DDoS attack in 2017 (this is sharply up from the previous...

Sophos survey highlights concerns over business' network traffic

Sophos survey highlights concerns over business’ network traffic

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

Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, has announced the findings of its recent global survey which revealed that IT managers cannot identify 45 percent of their organisation’s network traffic. The survey titled The Dirty Secrets of Network...

Cybercriminals target pharmaceutical organisations

Cybercriminals target pharmaceutical organisations

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

Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered evidence of an emerging and alarming trend: more advanced cyber threat actors are turning their attention to attacks against the healthcare sector. The infamous PlugX malware has been detected in pharmaceutical...

Almost 2Tbps: Arbor Networks foils largest-ever DDoS attack

Almost 2Tbps: Arbor Networks foils largest-ever DDoS attack

April 17, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments (0)

In a world in which bigger often means better, Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, was recently put to the test and passed with flying colours. This is according to Bryan Hamman, Arbor Network’s territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa who...

Kaspersky Lab reveals cybersecurity trends in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

Kaspersky Lab reveals cybersecurity trends in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

April 13, 2018 • Events, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the 2018 Cyber Security Weekend taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from 11- 14 April, Kaspersky Lab revealed statistics from the Kaspersky Security Network for the first quarter of 2018. According to the statistics an overall increase in local threats...

How to combat contact centre fraud using voice recognition

How to combat contact centre fraud using voice recognition

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

Everyone has a unique voice. In the same way that everyone has a unique fingerprint. It can’t be forged. “Customer service is more important than anything in a business,” states Ebrahim Dinat, COO at South African customer experience solutions provider,...

Top 5 must take actions for security based on 2018 trends

Top 5 must take actions for security based on 2018 trends

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

Implementing the five actions described in this article can help reduce your organisation’s cyber risk and bolster its security defences, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET Southern Africa. Securing the information systems that keep your organisation...

We need to educate users not just protect the business

We need to educate users not just protect the business

April 11, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Cybercrime has overtaken all other types of crime as humans have embraced digital technology without really understanding it. Now, as digital, mobile and social technology becomes an integral part of our personal and work lives, the score has changed –...

Forensic readiness crucial to smooth operations

Forensic readiness crucial to smooth operations

April 11, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Businesses of every type and size cannot run without information technology. The benefits and opportunities for innovation are numerous, but so are the risks. Should the business fall victim to a security breach, or a natural disaster that brings it to a...

Beware ad slingers disguised as security apps

Beware of ad slingers disguised as security apps

April 9, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

ESET researchers have analysed a newly discovered set of apps on Google Play, Google’s official Android app store, that pose as security applications. Instead of security, all they provide is unwanted ads and ineffective pseudo-security. According to...

Ignoring risk is not an option

Ignoring risk is not an option

April 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Ignoring risk is not an option

Few business leaders are oblivious to the proliferation of cybercrime, particularly in light of high profile events such as Petya and WannaCry. But awareness does not always result in action, particularly when budget and skills constraints hamper large-scale...

Looking forward, companies will do more with security

Looking forward, companies will do more with security

April 4, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Looking forward, companies will do more with security

Current trends predict that companies do more with their security solutions than just secure their people, assets or data in the near future. Security solutions are providing critical links to drive automation, increase access, accuracy and the efficiency of...