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Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz

Beat the cybersecurity skills shortage

August 13, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Conventional wisdom dictates that an increase in cybersecurity threats requires ever-larger IT security teams. Gartner fellow and research vice president Tom Scholtz says it’s time to think differently. Speaking ahead of his track on security and risk at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town this September, Scholtz says: “Digital business has...

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SMEs most financially vulnerable to fraud attacks

SMEs are especially vulnerable to fraud according to certified fraud examiner

August 13, 2018 • Finance, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Fraud affects small businesses much more severely than large corporates, with global research revealing that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) generally lose twice as much money than their corporate counterparts in the event of employee fraud. Discussing...

Hundreds of thousands of Tokyo 2020 athletes, staff and reporters will be scanned by cutting-edge facial recognition technology in an Olympic Games first

Tokyo 2020 to deploy facial recognition technology

August 12, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tokyo 2020 will be first Olympics to use facial recognition technology to increase security around all venues. Hundreds of thousands of Tokyo 2020 athletes, staff and reporters will be scanned by cutting-edge facial recognition technology in an Olympic Games...

Around 23,000 devices go missing every month, finds Kaspersky Lab

Around 23,000 devices go missing every month, finds Kaspersky Lab

August 10, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and that means that millions of people are getting ready for a trip abroad. And while they are on holiday, many will be taking the opportunity to capture precious memories of their time away. In fact, according to...

Founded in 2009 and purchased by Facebook in 2014, WhatsApp said that at the beginning of the year it had more than 1.5 billion users who exchanged 65 billion messages per day.

Cybersecurity researchers detect WhatsApp flaw

August 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm have discovered flaws in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app. CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker the possibility “to intercept and...

Cyberattacks continue to evolve, with more sophisticated attacks and better success rates against Android and iOS devices.

Fortify enterprise security by effectively managing your mobile devices

August 10, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments (0)

Since first hitting the market in 1973, mobile phones have come a long way. Mobile technology first emerged as brick-sized cellular phones, which developed over the years into the slim and powerful smartphones many of us can’t seem to live without...

Encrypted USB drives and privacy screens improve data security

Encrypted USB drives and privacy screens improve data security

August 9, 2018 • SecurityComments (0)

RS Components (RS), a multi-channel distributor, has announced availability of a range of expert data security products to help companies with the incorporation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) into the day to-day operations of the...

Unpacking Bitcoin security

Unpacking Bitcoin security

August 8, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Blockchain technologies present opportunities for disruptive innovation. However, they also present controversy, especially with regards to the security of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Released as open-source software in 2009, Bitcoins are created as a...

New ESET research reveals that the hype around the role of AI and ML plays in cybersecurity could be putting businesses at greater risk

AI could be the ‘silver bullet’ to cybersecurity challenges

August 8, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

New research from ESET reveals that the recent hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is deceiving three in four IT decision makers (75%) into believing the technologies are the silver bullet to solving their cybersecurity...

Mimecast Unveils Second-Annual State of Email Security Report

Mimecast unveils second-annual State of Email Security Report

August 8, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than 90 Percent of Global Organisations Reported the Volume of Phishing Attacks Have Increased or Stayed the Same in Past 12 Months Mimecast Limited, a email and data security company, today released its second-annual State of Email Security report that...

Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

Gemalto boosts Cloud Security with a scalable Virtual Key Management solution

August 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments (0)

Gemalto announced a next-generation key management solution, SafeNet Virtual KeySecure, for simpler and stronger cloud security. Companies can extend their data protection policies to private and public clouds and centralize encryption and key management...

Kaspersky Lab recognised for online banking security excellence by MRG Effitas

Phantom menace: mobile banking Trojan modifications reach all-time high

August 6, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Phantom menace: mobile banking Trojan modifications reach all-time high

Mobile banking Trojans hit the list of cyber-headaches in Q2 2018. The number of installation packages for mobile banking – modifications which help attackers avoid detection by security solutions and to expand their arsenal – peaked at over 61,000. This...

Machine Learning

Machine learning to discover and block spam

August 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Machine learning to discover and block spam

Spam: the bane of the user’s existence and the cyber criminal’s friend. We’ve all, at some stage, received these unwanted emails advertising products and services we most certainly have no interest in. Early attempts at blocking spam in the early 2000s...

Cyber-crime attacks among smaller and medium-sized companies are on the increase

The Redstor guide to effective, robust corporate security

August 5, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on The Redstor guide to effective, robust corporate security

There is a heightened sense of cybersecurity in the corporate world. Companies are now more aware than ever before of the level of risk they are exposed to and the real danger that sophisticated cyber threats pose. Cyber-criminals are using sophisticated...

Big Business or SME: We All Need 21st Century Data Security

Big Business or SME: We all need 21st Century data security

August 2, 2018 • Big Data, SecurityComments Off on Big Business or SME: We all need 21st Century data security

Technology created and widely adopted in the 21st century has undoubtedly made our lives easier. It means everyday activities like banking are far less tedious and time-consuming, and that complex, more specialised tasks, like managing a company’s finances,...

Paul Jolliffe, Lead DSM: Security at T-Systems South Africa

Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

August 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Is your cloud strategy leaving your business vulnerable?

Businesses are fast adopting cloud, moving towards a multi cloud environment. With this shift, security becomes critical – and vastly more complex. Organisations don’t always have a full understanding of the threats and which cloud security...