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How to avoid being a target of social media robberies

November 17, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on How to avoid being a target of social media robberies

The 2016 Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report revealed that 67% of South Africans feel that it is getting more difficult to control their personal information due to smartphones and the internet. The popularity of social media platforms are growing rapidly in South Africa, but many might not realise that they are exposing themselves as potential targets...

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Technology company stocks are reportedly gaining appeal. (Image source: Shutterstock)

Report reveals IoT increaseS threats to organizations

November 17, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Report reveals IoT increaseS threats to organizations

Digital Shadows released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising,...

When trying to steal payment data  may create a fake payment page of a famous payment system, or they copy legitimate online retailer sites.

Black Friday: The increase of financial phishing during festive season

November 17, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday: The increase of financial phishing during festive season

The number of financial phishing attacks is expected to rise during the Holiday season which starts unofficially on so-called Black Friday and continues through Cyber Monday and Christmas. Retrospective research by Kaspersky Lab specialists shows that, over...

With a reported 64% increase in internet banking fraud Assayer aims to bring  a solution is needed to stop criminals deceiving eBanking defences. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Next cyber-fraud prevention software unveiled

November 15, 2016 • Finance, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Next cyber-fraud prevention software unveiled

CyberRein announced the launch of Assayer, a next generation cyber-fraud software. Targeted at banks, Assayer uniquely stops criminals deceiving a bank’s existing defences. Assayer is set to transform cyber-fraud prevention. Banks existing defences prevent...

IoT, promises tremendous uses: from smart autonomous cars that self-direct to less congested roadways during peak traffic hours, to home automation, to smart farming, and millions more.

Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

IoT device security flaws are not new. Sophos has revealed that IoT device attacks will take off when criminals figure out how to monetize them – much like they have with their very lucrative ransomware scams – or align them to their goals. While there...

Samsung’s innovative digital hospital management systems further enhance patient-centric care and hospital efficiency. (Image source: File)

Android for Work and KNOX enhance security for mobile enterprise

November 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on Android for Work and KNOX enhance security for mobile enterprise

Android for Work along with Samsung’s KNOX mobile enterprise security platform, are now available on new Samsung devices to enhance the security of the mobile enterprise. “Since people stay connected via their mobile devices, the lines between work and...

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Blackberry expands QNX and security software with Ford

November 3, 2016 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Blackberry expands QNX and security software with Ford

BlackBerry has signed an agreement with Ford Motor Company for expanded use of BlackBerry’s QNX and security software. The deal signifies an acceleration in BlackBerry’s pivot from hardware to software in support of the automaker’s goal of providing...

iManage Launch - left to right: Dep Min ICT Ghana Hon. Ato Sarpong; Darren Osborn, MD SevenC; Kwadwo Asumaning, MD AfricaOnline Ghana.

AfricaOnline Ghana launches iManage suite of services

November 3, 2016 • Security, Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaOnline Ghana launches iManage suite of services

AfricaOnline unveiled its latest product offering with the launch of iManage, a suite of IT managed services. Aimed at solving the myriad of IT issues within a business, users of the iManage suite of service will enjoy a safer and more secure corporate...

L-R: Finance Director, Rack Centre, Mr. Azfar Hussain; Managing Director, Rack Centre, Mr. Ayotunde Coker; Business Development Manager, BSI Middle East and Africa, Mr. Viadimir Cherny and Partner, Deloitte, Tope Aladenusi.

Rack Centre achieves ISO certification

November 1, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Security, West AfricaComments Off on Rack Centre achieves ISO certification

Rack Centre has obtained the global ISO/IEC27001:2013 certification for an Information Security Management System. ISO/IEC 27001:2013, an Information Security Management System is the most rigorous global standard for information security and confirms that an...

Chandler Givens, Chief Executive Office, TrackOFF.

TrackOFF committed to reduce online identity fraud

November 1, 2016 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on TrackOFF committed to reduce online identity fraud

TrackOFF announced its plans to help reduce online fraud in South Africa. The company recognises that there are few solutions available to South Africans and aims to decrease web-based identity theft across the country. In South Africa, online fraud and...

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Kaspersky Lab and Smart Africa Alliance to improve cybersecurity

October 31, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab and Smart Africa Alliance to improve cybersecurity

Kaspersky Lab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa Alliance on October 27 at the Kaspersky Lab headquarters in Moscow. The MoU which will see the two parties working together to drive improvement of protection of networks and...

Secucloud and Kaspersky Lab form technology partnership to fight growing cyber threats (image: Shutterstock)

Secucloud protects IoT devices from botnet threats

October 28, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Secucloud protects IoT devices from botnet threats

The botnet is a popular tool with cyber-criminals as it enables them to distribute malicious software or bring websites down with DDoS attacks. Botnets comprise multiple infected systems and can be controlled remotely for malicious purposes. Smart devices...

Kaspersky Lab’s Customer Survey 2016 reveals that 26% of internet users have no idea how malware ended up on their device.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

Saas trusted by SMB’s for security-Kaspersky Lab

October 25, 2016 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Saas trusted by SMB’s for security-Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab presented its latest research that shows what threats SMBs face and how they bridge the gap between smaller IT security budgets and limited expertise. For those SMBs without the necessary internal resources or available budgets, Security as a...

Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA at Galix Networking

The case for Security as a Service

October 20, 2016 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on The case for Security as a Service

Companies have been hard-pressed for many years to look for ways to do more with less, but when it comes to IT, more focus and budget is given to infrastructure, applications, backup and disaster recovery than IT security. This is arguably more critical to...

Renata Fischer is the SVP Sales of Entersekt

Banking: True consequences of a security breach

October 19, 2016 • Finance, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Banking: True consequences of a security breach

Financial institutions often underestimate the consequences of a breach. By doing so, they risk misjudging the value of high-quality online and mobile security, says Renata Fischer, SVP Sales of Entersekt. Around the world, banks and their customers are under...

Mark McCallum, CTO, Orange Business Services

Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

October 19, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

The number of cyber attacks being carried out globally is continuously growing, and has seen significant acceleration in the last five years. A recent study by PwC found that the number of cyber security incidents across all industries rose by 38% in 2015 –...