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Nigeria: MainOne deploys anti-cyber attack service

August 12, 2016 • Security, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: MainOne deploys anti-cyber attack service

MainOne has launched a counter cyber-attack service in Lagos for Nigerian businesses to check for internet attacks. According to a report via TelecomPaper, MainOne revealed that the service has become necessary as more businesses go online. According to the report, the company said the new service, recently developed in partnership with Radware, is...

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Gartner: Worldwide information security spending is growing

August 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: Worldwide information security spending is growing

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 7.9 percent over 2015, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Consulting and IT outsourcing are currently the largest categories of...

Fortinet Security

Fortinet research helps uncover major fraudsters

August 8, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Fortinet research helps uncover major fraudsters

Successful Operation to Combat Cybercriminals is the Result of Close Cyber Threat Information Cooperation Between Fortinet and Interpol. Related: Fortinet named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit. Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist,...

Cyber Crime tips

Cyber-security needs to move from hopeful attempts at outright prevention

August 5, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-security needs to move from hopeful attempts at outright prevention

The recent high-profile credit card fraud suffered by one of South Africa’s major banks, which netted hundreds of millions of rand, has once again thrust cyber-security into the spotlight. In the modern digital world, the threat landscape is rapidly...

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Every third company uses mobile devices for financial transactions

August 4, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Every third company uses mobile devices for financial transactions

According to a joint survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, over 30% of companies globally use mobile devices to access corporate bank accounts and to make financial transactions. One in every two top managers put money into corporate...

Alain Penel

FortiGuard Labs cyber threat landscape global report revealed

August 4, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on FortiGuard Labs cyber threat landscape global report revealed

Fortinet has revealed the findings of its FortiGuard Labs cyber threat landscape global report. “The expanding attack surface enabled by technology innovation, new IoT devices, regulatory pressures, and a global shortage of cybersecurity talent continue to...

ESET Southern Africa

Rio Olympics 2016: The safe way to obtain tickets online

August 2, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Rio Olympics 2016: The safe way to obtain tickets online

This year is the year of sporting fans. Especially over the last few months, they had the opportunity to move from one big sporting event to the next with few gaps between them.  Sports fans enjoyed a full month of football during European championship,...

intel security

Talent shortage crisis impacts cybersecurity industry globally

July 28, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Talent shortage crisis impacts cybersecurity industry globally

Intel Security has released Hacking the Talent Shortage, a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. With a majority (82 percent) of respondents admitting to a shortage of...

E-commerce Nigeria

Achieving the right cybersecurity balance

July 27, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Achieving the right cybersecurity balance

A worldwide explosion of apps and ecommerce sites has created a disjointed control over data that is shared between organisations, leading to security breaches. Furthermore, personal information disclosed on social platforms and via unsecured channels has...

Cyber Bullying

Study shows that Cyberbullying can lead to depression

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Study shows that Cyberbullying can lead to depression

According to the study Growing Up Online – Connected Kids, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and icon Kids & Youth, cyberbullying is a far more dangerous threat to children than many parents think. The consequences for the majority of young victims of online...

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Downgrading your IT security is false budgeting warns Intel’s Coetzee

July 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Downgrading your IT security is false budgeting warns Intel’s Coetzee

It is often instinctive for business managers to look for means of cost-cutting in times of economic downturn or uncertainty, but downgrading your security solutions is a false economy that may cost business much more in the long run, warns Trevor Coetzee,...

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Online Safety in the Era of Pokémon Go

July 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Online Safety in the Era of Pokémon Go

Staying safe online is becoming an increasingly relevant issue. 30,000 websites are hacked per day, according to Sophos Labs, and there are millions of hacking attacks every day around the world. Even large and secure companies, such as Verizon, experience...

ESET Southern Africa

Data leak dangers: Know your weak spots

July 15, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Data leak dangers: Know your weak spots

From customer credit card details that ease the flow at online checkouts to employee records that are vital to HR departments, today’s businesses are built on sensitive data. In many ways, it’s the lifeblood that makes the modern company tick. If...

Anton Jacobsz

Web apps, a leading cause of security breaches

July 11, 2016 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (1)

Web applications are the leading cause of security incidents for financial services, according to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report; this is up from 31 percent from last year’s report. Verizon describes web app attacks as any incident in...

IT News Africa

8.8 Million South Africans have fallen victim to cybercrime

July 6, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 8.8 Million South Africans have fallen victim to cybercrime

Norton by Symantec has released its findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report revealing that despite growing concerns over online crime, over 8.8 million South Africans fell victim to it in the past year. Surveying more than 18,000 consumers...

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Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

While performing a security assessment for one of its clients in the critical infrastructure sector, the Kaspersky Lab Security Services team discovered an important vulnerability. The CVE-2016-4785 vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely obtain a...