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Commercial security: it’s all about integration these days

May 9, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Commercial security: it’s all about integration these days

Owners and operators of commercial facilities are no longer looking for individual security solutions. Today they want a package that offers all the aspects of security they need. Whether a property is owner-occupied or tenant-occupied, providing the most efficient security to ensure the safety of people and the protection of intellectual and physical...

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Spearphishing – the prelude to bigger things

May 6, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Spearphishing – the prelude to bigger things

Spearphishing can be the start of a bigger attack and difficult to defend against, but by encouraging customers to employ robust security training and policies MSPs can help companies become more secure, says Ian Trump. While we’ve become very effective at...

Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA at Galix.

Why IT security experts feel unprepared for email attacks

May 6, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Why IT security experts feel unprepared for email attacks

IT security experts are feeling increasingly unprepared and too out-of-date to reasonably defend against email-based threats, with a late 2015 finding that only 35% of its respondents were confident of their preparedness to deal with email attacks. The global...

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Banking security in Africa reaching a tipping point?

May 5, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Banking security in Africa reaching a tipping point?

Entersekt CEO, Schalk Nolte, looks at the growing security risks for banks and financial institutions in Africa and explains why complacency is no longer an option. Despite some consolidation in the African banking market, most of the banks we are speaking to...

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Security Hardening of Windows by Reducing Privileged Access

April 25, 2016 • Enterprise, Enterprise Architecture, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Security Hardening of Windows by Reducing Privileged Access

As I tour the world helping Active Directory administrators, security professionals, and auditors secure their Windows environment, I often get questions about privileged access. The questions usually are about how privileges are granted and how an...

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Discussing Data Security: On and Offline in Africa

April 22, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Discussing Data Security: On and Offline in Africa

To keep up with technology and improve efficiencies, companies are constantly replacing outdated IT equipment. However, this creates a challenge as large amounts of excess electronics must be managed and disposed of properly. The problem with IT asset...

Smart City

Security issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System found

April 21, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Security issues in Smart Transport Monitoring System found

In an attempt to explore security issues in smart city transport infrastructure and give recommendations on how to address them, a Kaspersky Lab Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) expert has conducted field research into the specific type of road...

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Cybersecurity education is a crucial investment for CIOs

April 20, 2016 • Education, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity education is a crucial investment for CIOs

While the threat of cyber attacks continues to grow, the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC) suggest that many organisations in South Africa are struggling to get even the basic safeguards in place in order to protect their...

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Staying one step ahead of information security threats

April 19, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Staying one step ahead of information security threats

In the recent Price Waterhouse Coopers’ Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, 41.44% of companies in South Africa and the Middle East reported that they had detected 50 or more cybersecurity incidents in the past 12 months. This was in...

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How to secure the Smart City of the future

April 13, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to secure the Smart City of the future

Car navigation systems that can predict where and when traffic jams might occur, by siphoning data from sensors in roads and other vehicles. Cameras that can spot litter in public places and call in the cleaning crew. Self-adjusting street lamps. These are...

By Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA for Galix.

What is the difference between whaling and phishing?

April 11, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

One of the largest online security threats to individuals and businesses today doesn’t come from new sophisticated malware tools, but rather from distinctly low-tech phishing and whaling campaigns. A recent survey of IT experts from the US, UK, South Africa...

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WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption

April 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp has revealed, via a company blog post, that it has rolled out full end-to-end encryption across its messaging app. Essentially, this means that every call, message, photo, video, file and voice message sent over the app is encrypted by default,...

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Mobile users in Africa view online comms methods as unsecure

April 6, 2016 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile users in Africa view online comms methods as unsecure

Most Internet users consider online communication channels to be unreliable, but still use them regularly, including to discuss private topics. These were the findings of a joint survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. According to the joint research,...

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Applying new tech in the security sector is a way to cut costs

April 5, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Applying new tech in the security sector is a way to cut costs

In South Africa security has become a necessity and is no longer a luxury. While an indispensable commodity, the security industry is still subject to the same challenges that every other industry is facing: growing economic pressures, rising costs, increased...

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Treat your data like the strategic asset it is

April 4, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Treat your data like the strategic asset it is

In an increasingly digital world where it is no longer only time that is money, but information as well, data has become the equivalent of a new currency. Protecting this data is a top priority for businesses of all sizes. However, in tandem with the growing...

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Smart Homes in SA: What would it take to drive adoption?

March 31, 2016 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

A home that runs itself, an abundance of saved time and money – these are the benefits that smart homes promise. But are they secure? And is South Africa ready to embrace the trend? Not without some serious caveats, writes Trevor Coetzee, regional director,...

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