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The State of Application Delivery report outlines security as the top priority in adoption of app services. (Image source: Shutterstock)

Security top priority for app deployment as organisations move to cloud

January 30, 2017 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Security top priority for app deployment as organisations move to cloud

F5 Networks announced the EMEA results of its 2017 State of Application Delivery report. The global report surveys over 2,000 IT, networking, application, and security professionals worldwide to examine the role application services play in allowing enterprises to deploy apps faster, smarter and more securely. EMEA is set for a dynamic year in this respect,...

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Saicom partners with Thinkst Canary

January 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Saicom partners with Thinkst Canary

Telecommunications and network solutions provider, Saicom Voice Services has partnered with Thinkst Canary to offer honeypot managed service. The service, which complements the company’s existing network security solution, benefits businesses that want to...

Online financial cybercrime victims struggle to recover all their lost money (Image source: Business Advice UK)

Cybercrime hitting victims where it hurts most, their pocket

January 30, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercrime hitting victims where it hurts most, their pocket

Cybercrime continues to claim thousands of victims each year that leaves these hapless individuals out of pocket. Research from Kaspersky Lab reveals that over half (52%) of Internet users globally who’ve lost money at the hands of cybercriminals have only...

Paul Williams, Country Manager SADC at Fortinet.

Fortifying Wireless Security Key To A Robust Network

January 30, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (1)

Multiple unidentifiable devices fuelled by Shadow IT creates vulnerabilities in enterprise networks. Most organizations think they have their security taken care of but ironically, CIOs today are not accounting for how their network is actually accessed. A...

Digital transformation does not happen haphazardly says  Charl Ueckermann, CEO at AVeS Cyber Security. (image: Shutterstock)

Digital transformation does not happen haphazardly

January 27, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Digital transformation does not happen haphazardly

South African businesses, like millions worldwide are embracing digital technologies with fervor. They bring seemingly endless opportunities to streamline workflows, increase productivity, enhance customer interactions, improve agility and increase...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

Fortifying wireless security key to a robust network

January 27, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Fortifying wireless security key to a robust network

Most organizations think they have their security taken care of but ironically, CIOs today are not accounting for how their network is actually accessed. A single user may be logged on through multiple devices: a phone, a tablet, and a laptop. There could...

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Sophos Phish simulator to help combat low security awareness

January 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sophos Phish simulator to help combat low security awareness

Sophos has launched Sophos Phish Threat, an advanced phishing attack simulator and training solution that is fully integrated with the company’s cloud-based security management platform, Sophos Central. Phishing remains one of the most common attack vectors...

Aidan Simster,Senior Vice President for Lepide (left) and Gowri Shankar Prem Kumar, Founder& Managing Director of Refresh Networks South Africa (Right)

Lepide partners with Refresh Networks to promote SA growth

January 26, 2017 • Security, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Lepide partners with Refresh Networks to promote SA growth

Lepide, a software company that provides auditing solutions engineered to help organisations with all their security, systems management and compliance challenges, has announced a partnership with Refresh Networks, South Africa specialists in providing...

Sage releases Sage 50c for small business builders. (Source: Sage)

Sage launches product for small business builders

January 24, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sage launches product for small business builders

Sage, the market leader in cloud accounting software, has today launched Sage 50c –  the launch is a part of Sage’s continuing mission to help Small & Medium Businesses access the best technology and innovation, and this is the next step on their...

Craig Jones, chief information officer, Curve Group.

Opinion: Redefining security parameters

January 23, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Opinion: Redefining security parameters

Security remains one of the most debated and contested topics of the year. Predictions have come, and predictions have gone. Some have come true; others have been faintly amusing in their missing of the point, but up until recently one has been outstanding in...

Gmail phishing, the latest scam to hit the internet. (Source: Forbes)

Gmail phishing: what to look out for

January 19, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Gmail phishing: what to look out for

This sophisticated new Gmail phishing scam shows that the more savvy criminals are reacting to defence techniques and evolving their strategies to outpace them. The scam specifically counters several previously reliable measures for spotting malicious emails...

Schalk Nolte CEO of Entersekt.

Entersekt sees global growth amidst sharper focus on cyber security

January 18, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Entersekt sees global growth amidst sharper focus on cyber security

Entersekt, has expanded its worldwide operations and secured contracts with banks across several continents. The company specialises in online authentication and mobile security solutions within the financial services sector. Having relationships with Equity...

Kaspersky Lab has discovered attacks which appear to be using a zero-day exploit for the InPage text editor. (Image source: File)

Kaspersky Threat Lookup to enhance enterprise incident response

January 12, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Threat Lookup to enhance enterprise incident response

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...

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 Off on Bad Password Habits Persist Amongst Internet Users

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...

By Kerry Hope, Business Development Manager, Magic Software South Africa (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...