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Kaspersky Threat Lookup to enhance enterprise incident response

January 12, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab announced the global availability of Kaspersky Threat Lookup – a security intelligence service aimed at enhancing enterprise incident response and cybersecurity forensics capabilities. Kaspersky Threat Lookup provides access to several petabytes of global security intelligence data that is being updated almost in real-time. Kaspersky Threat...

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Internet users continue with bad password habits which leave them vulnerable to being hacked.

Bad Password Habits Persist Amongst Internet Users

January 10, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab Survey Show Users’ Bad Password Habits Internet users around the world are still to find a way to protect themselves effectively through their use of passwords. Research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that people are putting their online...

Tresorit is an end-to-end encrypted cloud storage, which offers a secure alternative to mainstream file sync services. (image: bluecoat.com)

Kaspersky Lab and Tresorit partner for secure devices and cloud storage

December 28, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab and Tresorit partner for secure devices and cloud storage

Given the cybercrime realities that mobile and Internet users are faced with, it has now become essential for consumers to pay attention to the protection of their mobile devices. However, with the added focus being placed in the cloud, where many consumers...

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Safeguard introduces Bloodhound real-time guard monitoring

December 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Safeguard introduces Bloodhound real-time guard monitoring

Safeguard Security  uses the Bloodhound smartphone-based guard monitoring system that utilises a Global Positioning System (GPS) locator to provide a guard’s exact location at any time during his tour of duty. It is the first and only security company in...

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Top Android security & privacy Apps for 2017

December 25, 2016 • Online & Social, SecurityComments Off on Top Android security & privacy Apps for 2017

2016 has been the toughest year ever in online security, with multiple big-scale hacks throughout the year. To name just a few famous incidents of this year, over 100 million LinkedIn and 360 million MySpace accounts were breached, 15 million Iranian users of...

Ransomware

Ransomware attacks on South African organisations spike in November

December 21, 2016 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Ransomware attacks on South African organisations spike in November

South Africa is among the countries impacted by a 10% increase in ransomware attacks in November, using Locky and Cryptowall, this is according to Check Point. As a result, South Africa moved up the list of 117 most attacked countries – to number 31 in...

Harish Chib, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Sophos.

What can organisations do to protect against new threats?

December 20, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on What can organisations do to protect against new threats?

Many organizations still don’t have their security basics right. Sophos offer six measures organizations should put in place to help keep more complex threats at bay. Moving from layered to integrated security. Many organizations now possess multiple...

The consequences of falling victim to an information security gap can be severe, including legal liability, financial losses. (image: perspec_photo88)

Opinion: Safeguarding your business from cybercrime

December 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments (1)

From malware to phishing and from hacking to theft of data storage devices, the risks of falling victim to a security gap are continually growing. If you are an African entrepreneur, you must prepare yourself to compete in the digital economy by protecting...

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Businesses more likely to pay ransomware than consumers

December 15, 2016 • Security, SoftwareComments Off on Businesses more likely to pay ransomware than consumers

IBM Security has announced results from a study finding 70 percent of businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems. In comparison, over 50 percent of consumers surveyed said they would not pay to regain...

Sophos has put together the following cybersecurity tips to help you focus on family, food and fun over during this season.

Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

December 14, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

As the popularity of online shopping increases, so does the likelihood of falling foul of cybercrooks, not necessarily because they are putting in extra effort during the festive season, but simply because more of us are doing more online shopping at this...

Just like Bitcoins in 2009, it is currently relatively easy to mine Zcash as it was only launched a few months ago and so far not many Zcash coins have been generated. (image: Shutterstock)

Zcash Fever: Criminals are exploiting PC’s to make profits mining Cryptocurrency

December 14, 2016 • Finance, Security, SoftwareComments Off on Zcash Fever: Criminals are exploiting PC’s to make profits mining Cryptocurrency

At the end of October the new cryptocurrency Zcash was launched. It is positioned by its creators as a more secure alternative to Bitcoin. Soon after the launch, the price of Zcash coins skyrocketed, followed by a spike in the installation of the application...

Ransomware is Kaspersky Lab’s Story of the Year 2016.

Attacks on business now equal one every 40 Seconds

December 9, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Attacks on business now equal one every 40 Seconds

In 2016 ransomware attacks on business increased three-fold: which represents a change from an attack every 2 minutes in January to one every 40 seconds by October. For individuals, the rate of increase went from every 20 seconds to every 10 seconds. With...

Rabia Ebrahim, Customer Support Centre Manager at SID.

Maximise the holiday e-commerce cheer and avoid a fraud hangover

December 9, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Maximise the holiday e-commerce cheer and avoid a fraud hangover

This year’s sudden spike in online shopping on Black Friday showed the true potential of e-commerce in South Africa. But it also showed that local merchants may not be prepared for sudden spikes in e-commerce trade which will continue into the festive...

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6 ways to stay cyber safe this holiday season

December 8, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on 6 ways to stay cyber safe this holiday season

Criminal activity often peaks over holiday seasons, mostly because people are in good spirits and let their guard down. Many of the things we do over this period also make for easy opportunities for criminals to capitalise on. “The biggest myth we all...

Sophos has put together the following cybersecurity tips to help you focus on family, food and fun over during this season.

Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season

December 5, 2016 • Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season

‘Tis the season to be joyful, for family and gifts, fun and relaxation. Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays. This annual event does sometimes produce spectacles worthy of parody, such as the insane crowds...

The consequences of falling victim to an information security gap can be severe, including legal liability, financial losses. (image: perspec_photo88)

3 ways to improve your small business’ online security

December 2, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 3 ways to improve your small business’ online security

Cyber security is a growing concern for South African businesses. PwC’s 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey shows that cyber-crime is South Africa’s second most reported economic crime: 32% of local companies reported an online security breach in the...