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Thomson Reuters launches Media Check to fight against financial crime

Thomson Reuters launches Media Check to fight against financial crime

May 15, 2018 • SecurityComments (0)

Thomson Reuters has enhanced its World-Check One platform with the launch of Media Check, a unique media screening and processing feature powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that helps address the regulatory and reputational consequences of overlooking key data in the fight against financial crime. Media Check’s machine learning capability increases...

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Sherry Zameer - Senior Vice President Internet of Things Solutions, CIS, Middle East and Africa region, Gemalto

Gemalto strengthens trust in smart energy with its new end-to-end security solution

May 15, 2018 • Mining & Energy, SecurityComments (0)

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is strengthening trust in the smart energy sector with an end-to-end security solution which protects the entire ecosystem. Deployed by smart meter makers and distribution systems operators, the offer provides...

Cybercrime to be most disruptive in the next 2 years- PwC study

Cybercrime to be most disruptive in the next 2 years- PwC study

May 15, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A study conducted by PwC has revealed that a quarter of South African businesses believe that cybercrime will be the most disruptive economic crime to affect their organisations in the next two years. The 2018 PwC Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey found...

Mobile users cautioned to download from reputable app stores

Mobile users cautioned to download from reputable app stores

May 15, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s 35 million plus cellphone users can protect themselves from the growing incidence of worldwide mobile fraud by only downloading apps from reputable vendors and being wary of any increase in pop-ups or unusual notifications on their mobile...

The European Union's new data protection rules, which take effect on May 25, will give people more control over the way their personal information is used online.

Major data hacks include Yahoo and Uber

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

The European Union’s new data protection rules set for May, 25 will give people more insights and control over the way their personal information is used online. This follows scandals involving lax personal data protection procedures such as at Facebook...

A man implants a chip with a help of a syringe during a chip implant event in Epicenter, a technological hub in Stockholm.

Microchip implants get under the skin of technophile Swedes

May 14, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Microchip implant which has been highly anticipated is finally here. The tiny microchip, which is the size of a grain rice inserted under the skin can replace the need to carry keys, credit cards and a train tickets. That might sound like an nightmare to...

Prioritising mobile security in the workplace

Prioritising mobile security in the workplace

May 14, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Given the number of mobile devices employees use, companies are under pressure to manage these multiple touchpoints in the organisation more effectively. But too often, security falls by the wayside in the rush to make communication easier. One of the most...

Node Africa The connected workforce: cybersecurity at home and at workKenya selects Workonline for upstream internet

The connected workforce: cybersecurity at home and at work

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

The digital age has begun to bring some change to the workplace, allowing more and more people to work remotely and not be entirely office bound. The benefits are clear: lower overheads for the business increased productivity and for the staff, greater job...

Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

May 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in Africa

At the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, Senegal, the Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater...

World's first blockchain-based e-Certificate of Origin unveiled in Singapore

World’s first blockchain-based e-Certificate of Origin unveiled in Singapore

May 9, 2018 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on World’s first blockchain-based e-Certificate of Origin unveiled in Singapore

The world’s first blockchain-based Electronic Certificate of Origin [eCO] platform was unveiled in Singapore on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 by the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce [SICC] and Singapore-based cross-border solutions provider vCargo...

High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

May 9, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at iWayAfrica Kenya says the millions of cyberattacks that take...

Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

DDoS attacks becoming more complex and costly

May 7, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS attacks becoming more complex and costly

New data is showing that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more complex and causing more financial damage than ever. This is according to the recently published 2017 Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report from NETSCOUT Arbor, which...

Financial Institutions are quick to implement digital platforms without accompanying cyber security as part of their focus.

Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

May 7, 2018 • Events, SecurityComments Off on Impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services and security

No one really knows what the future holds, especially when it comes to threatening or enhancing security around current financial services systems. More importantly, are cryptocurrencies the real deal. OneChannel CEO Bernard Ford will be presenting a paper...

Global WAF report underscores F5 as key player in web application firewall security

Global WAF report underscores F5 as key player in web application firewall security

May 6, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Global WAF report underscores F5 as key player in web application firewall security

F5’s position as a dominant player in the Web Application Firewall (WAF) market has been underscored by its participation in ‘Global Web Application Firewall Market Research Report 2017 to 2022’, which presents an in-depth assessment of the WAF market...

‘Most Wanted’ malware and vulnerabilities revealed

‘Most Wanted’ malware and vulnerabilities revealed

May 5, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on ‘Most Wanted’ malware and vulnerabilities revealed

Check Point Software Technologies has published its latest Global Threat Index for the month of March, revealing a surge of cryptomining malware attacks, both globally and in South Africa. An endpoint cryptomining malware known as the XMRig variant has been...

Kaspersky Lab moves core processes to Switzerland in the name of transparency

New Kaspersky Password Manager now available

May 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New Kaspersky Password Manager now available

Kaspersky Lab has introduced the new generation of its freemium solution Kaspersky Password Manager. Now, the solution not only stores login/password pairs but also payment data – which gets an extra layer of protection when entered automatically on sites...