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Crossing the online privacy border puts Valentine’s Day gestures in jeopardy-Study

Crossing the online privacy border puts Valentine’s Day gestures in jeopardy

February 8, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

When relationships blossom, individual digital lives become blurred and online boundaries compromised, which can endanger our personal privacy. A global research conducted by Kaspersky lab and Toluna, reveals that despite an overwhelming majority of people stating that their relationships are more important to them than their privacy, unhappy partnerships...

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First of its kind cyber insurance launched in Africa

February 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on First of its kind cyber insurance launched in Africa

On Tuesday 6 February 2018, The Foschini Group (TFG) announced a partnership with cyber insurance company, Mycybercare, which will see customers buying mobile phones from TFG stores be financially protected, and covered for financial losses incurred due to...

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How to avoid disaster in the wake of spectre and meltdowm

February 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on How to avoid disaster in the wake of spectre and meltdowm

Earlier this month, while the majority of South African business owners were still enjoying their summer holiday, the global technology industry suffered a rather devastating blow. Two major security vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, were...

POPIA could kill more than just spam

As data protection laws strengthen open-source software governance becomes critical

February 7, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on As data protection laws strengthen open-source software governance becomes critical

As new local and international data protection laws come into force, organisations running high-velocity software development practices must tighten up their governance and risk-management policies, or run the risk of facing severe legal penalties. The...

SD-WAN will showcase more than just cost-savings in 2018

Deception Technology comes of age

February 7, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Deception Technology comes of age

Deception is usually frowned on by most societies and can carry negative connotations. But can deception ever be a positive? Cybersecurity company, Attivo Networks, believes that it certainly can be. Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited, an...

Best practices on safeguarding your smartphone and mobile data secure

Best practices on safeguarding your smartphone and mobile data secure

February 7, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Best practices on safeguarding your smartphone and mobile data secure

Your Android smartphone is designed to be secure and includes many features to protect your personal information from thieves and scammers. That said, cyber-criminals are increasingly targeting your mobile device because it contains valuable data, such as...

4 Tips on how SMEs can manage their cyber risks correctly

4 Tips on how SMEs can manage their cyber risks correctly

February 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 Tips on how SMEs can manage their cyber risks correctly

With Safer Internet Day being celebrated around the world today, consumers and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) should take the time to ensure that they are managing their cyber risks correctly. This according to Santho Mohapeloa, Digital Distribution...

Google: This Safer Internet Day, let's focus on phishing

Google: This Safer Internet Day let’s focus on phishing

February 6, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Google: This Safer Internet Day let’s focus on phishing

On 6 February, people around the world will mark Safer Internet Day. Originally, an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004, Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and encourages everyone to use the internet in a safer...

US charges international cyber crime ring, Nigerian implicated

Study: Over 50 percent of organisations hit by ransomware in 2017

February 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: Over 50 percent of organisations hit by ransomware in 2017

Sophos has announced the findings The State of Endpoint Security Today which shows the extent to which businesses are at risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits. The survey polled more than 2,700 IT decision makers from mid-sized...

Cyber threats set to grow in 2018 for South Africa

Cyber threats set to grow in 2018 for South Africa

February 6, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber threats set to grow in 2018 for South Africa

Nothing underlines South Africa’s integration into the global economy more than the country’s increasing vulnerability to the growing incidence of cybercrime, says Neil Cosser, Identity and Data Protection Manager for Africa at Gemalto. This is set to...

Cybersecurity – a digital growth enabler

New Ransomware seeks to destroy your business

February 5, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New Ransomware seeks to destroy your business

Ransomware – a type of malware that infiltrates and infects a user or company’s system and encrypts their data, holding the organisation to ransom until a large sum of money is paid in return for a decryption key to unlock it – is more pervasive...

The reality of digital extortion

This is the reality of digital extortion

February 5, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on This is the reality of digital extortion

Extortion. Yes, it is an ugly word and its meaning seems to transcend that of blackmail, reaching into the seedier corners of the criminal trade to obtain money – or information – illegally. Just as extortion takes place regularly in the physical world...

MyCybercare to launch personal data monitoring service

MyCybercare to launch personal data monitoring service

February 2, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on MyCybercare to launch personal data monitoring service

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, cyber insurance company, MyCybercare, announced that it has partnered with the Eyeonid Group AB. The partnership will see MyCybercare leverage Eyeonid’s  proactive ID protection, which is a service that monitors and alerts...

Boost security by detecting active compromises

Adding threat intelligence to the security mix

February 2, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Adding threat intelligence to the security mix

Today’s threat landscape is so complex and fast-paced, it is impossible to prevent every threat or attack. The criminal organisations behind cybercrime are well-funded, and have the technical skills to stay ahead of mitigation tools and techniques. They...

Cyber risk management

Cyber risk management: Top responsibilities of C-level employees in 2018

January 31, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber risk management: Top responsibilities of C-level employees in 2018

Although most companies have invested in IT security solutions to protect their networks and data, these tend to focus on mitigating the most common threats like viruses and malware and fall short of addressing more sinister risks such as fraud, identity...

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Social Media: The latest hunting ground for cyber criminals

January 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Social Media: The latest hunting ground for cyber criminals

As social media continues to gain prominence amongst South African consumers, platforms like Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter have also become a platform where fraudsters attempt to catch unsuspecting consumers off guard. Kovelin Naidoo, Chief Cyber...