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Perry Hutton Fortinet

African CIOs need to give cyber security priority in 2016

January 7, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on African CIOs need to give cyber security priority in 2016

Growing numbers of high profile hacks are forcing enterprises to focus more on security, particularly in the cloud and BYOD environment, says Fortinet. Perry Hutton, Regional Director for Africa at Fortinet, says high profile cyber attacks this year have dramatically underlined the losses companies face if they don’t effectively secure their networks and...

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Rory Young

Advanced Cyber defence is essential

December 24, 2015 • Enterprise, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Advanced Cyber defence is essential

Online connectivity is nothing new, and threats delivered via this medium are almost as old as the Internet itself. However, cyber security has come into sharper focus recently as a result of how pervasive new technologies have become, and how they are...

Doros Hadjizenonos, Country Manager of Check Point South Africa.

As consumers wind down, cybercriminals gear up

December 18, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on As consumers wind down, cybercriminals gear up

As consumers wind down for a much-needed year-end break, cybercriminals are entering their busiest time of year. A time when consumers are quick to snap up festive season savings and when they use their devices more for entertainment and less for work. While...

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IAB opposes provisions in the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

December 7, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on IAB opposes provisions in the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

Since its release, according to IAB SA, the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill has come under intense scrutiny for being too general in its approach. As its members are deeply affected by the provisions in the bill, the IAB SA has prepared substantial...

Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

Cyber-espionage group Sofacy resurfaces

December 7, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-espionage group Sofacy resurfaces

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has spotted new attacks by the Sofacy group which make use of several upgraded techniques designed for aggressive persistency and greater invisibility of malicious activity in the attacked system. Sofacy...

Perry Hutton Fortinet

Top 5 Threat Predictions For 2016

December 3, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 Threat Predictions For 2016

As 2016 approaches, Fortinet and its threat research division, FortiGuard Labs, have made their annual predictions of the most significant trends in malware and network security going into 2016. As in years past, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud play...

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DDoS reality check: It can happen to you

December 2, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on DDoS reality check: It can happen to you

What makes today’s DDoS threats more dangerous than in the past is the fact that multiple attack types are being used in conjunction with other attack threats. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) threat has changed to one where the attack types are...

Perry Hutton Fortinet

South African CIOs aware of risk – but haven’t got a plan

December 1, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African CIOs aware of risk – but haven’t got a plan

The new survey from Fortinet, a provider of cyber security solutions, reveals that insufficient wireless security is a concern for 71% of the Information Technology Decision Makers (ITDMs); hardly surprising given that 29% of the enterprise wireless networks...

Mobile apps

Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

November 26, 2015 • Lists, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

Security software, processes and systems are not enough to beat cybercriminals. They’re clever, they’re focused and they have time. South Africa is one of only 28 countries to have a cyber-security policy in place, but it is widely criticised. We...

Tanzania

7 African nations among 20 countries most targeted by cybercriminals

November 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 7 African nations among 20 countries most targeted by cybercriminals

Check Point Software Technologies has released the October 2015 statistics for its Threat Cloud World Cyber Threat Map, which found that Tanzania was the most attacked country in the world that month, when it comes to cybercrime. Six other African countries...

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Parents can help their children explore online safely in Africa

November 19, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Parents can help their children explore online safely in Africa

ESET, a pioneer in IT security for more than two decades, today announces the global availability of its ESET Parental Control for Android app, which helps parents to protect their children when exploring the online world. Having a tool to manage what their...

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Healthcare IT at risk from security-agnostic GenMobile side effects

November 17, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Healthcare IT at risk from security-agnostic GenMobile side effects

Healthcare organisations are ill prepared for the high-risk mind-set of the GenMobile workforce, with a lack of security procedures in place to protect a new, more collaborative digital generation entering the workforce. The security threat study revealed...

Eugene Kaspersky

Kaspersky Lab shares insights on the human side of the cyber underground

November 13, 2015 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab shares insights on the human side of the cyber underground

Unique local cyberattacks and international cooperation with criminal groups in Eastern Europe, unsound government security and vague legislation, theft of money and private data, direct offensive ops on local victims and criminal-to-criminal services. For...

Mobile apps

New ways emerge to combat BYOD security threats

November 10, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New ways emerge to combat BYOD security threats

Employees in many companies are doing more of their work and executing an increasing number of transactions on mobile devices, while making less use of their desktops and notebooks. That trend means that hackers and malware authors are increasingly focusing...

Kaspersky Lab

14% of users in Nigeria faced cyberthreats

November 9, 2015 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 14% of users in Nigeria faced cyberthreats

In its Q3 IT Threat Evolution report, Kaspersky Lab has published the details of the key security incidents of the quarter. Using statistics from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which obtains information from millions of Kaspersky Lab product users in...

Doros Hadjizenonos, Country Manager of Check Point South Africa.

Top 10 Security Predictions for 2016

November 6, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Security Predictions for 2016

A year in cybersecurity can seem like an eternity.  But despite the rapid changes, many things remain constant.  Check Point’s top three predicted security threats for 2015 were the rapid growth in unknown malware, in mobile threats, and in critical...