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26 percent of ransomware attacks now target business

26 percent of ransomware attacks now target business

November 29, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a study by Kaspersky Lab, 26.2 percent of those targeted by ransomware were business users in 2017, compared to 22.6 percent in 2016. This is due in part to three unprecedented attacks targeting corporate networks that changed forever the landscape for this increasingly virulent threat. 2017 will be remembered as the year the [&hellip...

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Cybersecurity Predictions & Trends for 2018

Fortinet report reveals botnet role in cyber attacks

November 29, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 29 November 2017, cybersecurity company, Fortinet, announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals...

Are travel agents ready for the new payment security standards?

Are travel agents ready for the new payment security standard?

November 29, 2017 • Finance, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) of South Africa has issued an edict that all IATA accredited air ticket distributors – or travel agents – must comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) by March 2018....

ESET targets Southern Africa enterprise market as ransomeware threat increases

ESET targets Southern Africa enterprise market as ransomware threat increases

November 29, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cybersecurity company, ESET, revealed on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at a product launch and media briefing in Johannesburg, South Africa, that the company plans to expand its offerings to compete in the enterprise market in Southern Africa. ESET has a global...

70 percent of customers take data security seriously

70 percent of customers take data security seriously

November 28, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

70 percent of consumers would stop doing business with a company if it experienced a data breach, according to a survey of more than 10,000 consumers worldwide conducted on behalf of Gemalto, a digital security company. In addition, seven in ten consumers (69...

Attivo Networks bolsters security defences across South and Sub-Saharan Africa with Networks Unlimited

Attivo Networks bolsters security defences across South and Sub-Saharan Africa with Networks Unlimited

November 28, 2017 • General, Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

Attivo Networks, the leader in deception for cyber security threat detection, on Tuesday 28 November 2017 announced  a strategic partnership with Networks Unlimited, Africa’s leading value-added distributor. With this distribution partnership, Attivo...

The crucial role of the cyber insurer

The crucial role of the cyber insurer

November 27, 2017 • General, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on The crucial role of the cyber insurer

The role of the insurer has evolved over the years, from one who simply offers protection, to one that tailors solutions specific to the needs of individuals and businesses, and offers support should an event occur. This is particularly true in terms of cyber...

How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

Shoppers warned of fraud spike during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 24, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Shoppers warned of fraud spike during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

South Africans preparing to go shopping over this year’s Black Friday weekend should be aware of the likely spike in fraud over this period. The warning comes from FICO, a data analytics firm that works with a number of South African banks on their decision...

Use Computer Security Day to strengthen business resilience

5 ways to protect yourself from Black Friday hackers

November 23, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 ways to protect yourself from Black Friday hackers

With Black Friday fast approaching, thousands will flock to the shops to try and find the best deal of the year… but for those who won’t be able to get the time off work, there will also be hundreds of online sales available to choose from. The...

Automated data protection is critical says Redstor

Automated data protection is critical says Redstor

November 23, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Automated data protection is critical says Redstor

The theft of data is so prevalent, so orchestrated and serious, it requires technology that is just as quick and equal to the task of providing effective protection. Because theft is automated, the security should also be automated say executives from...

Shopping online is a big deal

Shopping online is a big deal

November 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Shopping online is a big deal

Increasingly, South Africans are enjoying the convenience of shopping online. And at this time of year, when the jingly tunes and bright baubles joyfully adorn the tangible aisles of brick-and-mortar shops, e-commerce retailers are on high alert to strengthen...

Ransomware is here to stay - can your data say the same?

Ransomware is here to stay – can your data say the same?

November 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Ransomware is here to stay – can your data say the same?

Ransomware looks set to stay, and more variants are emerging every week to wreak havoc on enterprises and individuals alike. As the vicious malware grows increasingly sophisticated and prevalent – even being offered as a service on the dark web –...

Top 10 IT security predictions for 2018

Cybersecurity is everyone’s business

November 22, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Cybersecurity is everyone’s business

The future of work very much revolves around the future of security. New ways of working offer exciting opportunities to boost employee productivity, creativity, and engagement, but they can’t come at the expense of security. The workforce in today’s...

70 percent of customers take data security seriously

Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

November 22, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

Hacking, data breaches: what’s the point in owning a luxury yacht if it leaks? That’s what many businesses are like, seeking state-of-the-art upgrades and slick interfaces but neglecting to secure business and customer data. 2017 has highlighted that many...

The future is not to proxy, but what about security?

The future is not to proxy, but what about security?

November 21, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The future is not to proxy, but what about security?

Traditional methods of effectively securing connections on a corporate network usually revolve around proxy solutions. In an enterprise network environment, a proxy server acts as an extra layer of security between business servers and outside traffic,...

Cyber Monday, getting more discounts online.

Top 7 things you should know about Cyber Monday

November 20, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 things you should know about Cyber Monday

After Black Friday comes Cyber Monday, a day that has enjoyed just as much hype as the successful Black Friday. It’s a day where retailers offer big savings on technology and gadgets, and consumers are encouraged to shop for these bargains online. Cyber...