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81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords – study

June 26, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords – study

While passwords alone do not provide adequate levels of security, their convenience means that they are still widely deployed. Although they will be phased out as the primary method of authentication on mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in 2018, they are unlikely to disappear completely. One of the predictions made in the 2018 [&hellip...

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The World Cup is here, stay ahead of potential cyber threats

The World Cup is here, stay ahead of potential cyber threats

June 25, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The World Cup is here, stay ahead of potential cyber threats

Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, reminded football fans of how cybercriminals have used people’s interest in the sport to launch cyber attacks. Football has been targeted before by those who want to turn international community events into...

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Microsoft introduces a secure platform for doing business in the digital era

June 25, 2018 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft introduces a secure platform for doing business in the digital era

In the digital era, cybercrime has evolved to become a global plague, slowly sucking the life out of businesses and national economies. According to a recent report from McAfee entitled Economic Impact of Cybercrime — No Slowing Down, it is estimated that...

Using fake gift cards to lure consumers into handing over personal data

Kaspersky Lab reveals industrial organisation pain points

June 25, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab reveals industrial organisation pain points

The trend for digitalisation, including increased connectivity and IoT, is growing among industrial organisations such as power plants, manufacturers, and water treatment centres, which rely on industrial control systems (ICS) for their operations. It’s a...

Study: Hidden costs of data breaches increase expenses for businesses

Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference?

June 23, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference?

It is clear that South African organisations are at risk from the same cyber-attacks that affect major global economies. The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving in order to get around existing defence mechanisms. Cybercriminals are now using hacking...

What GDPR means for African organisations

What GDPR means for African organisations

June 23, 2018 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on What GDPR means for African organisations

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially came into effect on 25 May 2018 and this policy affects every organisation regardless of size or structure. GDPR extends well beyond the borders of the EU, also preventing European organisations...

5 reasons to sponsor DTC 2018

GDPR compliance on the African continent

June 22, 2018 • Events, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on GDPR compliance on the African continent

After the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the 25th of May this year, data management all across Europe changed dramatically. The law was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU...

Smart Security for the SME

Smart Security for the SME

June 22, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart Security for the SME

The enterprise has traditionally been the first served with a large variety of security services based on bigger budgets and plenty of functionality. It is to those with the large wallets that goes the spoils while the small to medium enterprise (SME)...

Being prepared is key to mitigating cyber attacks

Limiting the ransomware threat

June 21, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Limiting the ransomware threat

Cybercrime resulting in the loss of funds is at an all-time high. While the latest company to be in the spotlight as a result of being hacked is Liberty, there is a growing list of businesses who have been breached. Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of MyCybercare,...

The rise of Multi-Factor Authentication

Tapping into neurodiversity for new cyber security skills

June 19, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Tapping into neurodiversity for new cyber security skills

Organisations and governments, alike, have every reason to be concerned about the rising threat levels they face today; rarely a week goes by without security hitting the headlines around the world. But, are hiring processes benching the very technical skills...

The free subscription enables organizations to curate the assets upon which their score is based, tagging the correct assets and removing assets that are not connected to their network.

Cyber and digital skills top growth threats to private business

June 19, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber and digital skills top growth threats to private business

Research conducted among 722 private business owners reveals that technology and digital skill threats loom large on the horizon. The PwC’s 21st Annual Global CEO survey shows that a third (39%) of private business leaders cite cyber threats as the...

Putting people first in the automotive industry

Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic

June 19, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic

Cybercrime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years. The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Last...

Bitdefender commits to the Southern African ICT channel (Image from www.cultofmac.com)

Bitdefender commits to the Southern African ICT channel

June 19, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Bitdefender commits to the Southern African ICT channel

Global cybersecurity technology company, Bitdefender has emphasised its commitment towards the Southern African channel and the subsequent growth of this all-important segment of the ICT marketplace. “Bitdefender is a 100% channel orientated company and we...

South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

June 18, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

South African insurer, Liberty, announced that they were a victim of a cyber attack. The insurer revealed that the attackers infiltrated their information technology systems, extracted data from the firm and demanded payment. The insurer said that none of...

SAFPS commends Home Affairs for automated identity verification as aid to curb crime

SAFPS commends Home Affairs for automated identity verification as aid to curb crime

June 16, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on SAFPS commends Home Affairs for automated identity verification as aid to curb crime

SAFPS says biometric identification is nothing new but commends the ABIS system for its capacity to provide a single data repository. Automated Biometric Identification System ABIS is a milestone in South Africa’s pathway towards a new digital national...

Kaspersky Lab’s latest Parental Control report reveals what South African kids are searching for online

Kaspersky Lab’s latest Parental Control report reveals what South African kids are searching for online

June 15, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Kaspersky Lab’s latest Parental Control report reveals what South African kids are searching for online

Kaspersky Lab’s latest report on the online activities of children – based on statistics received from its solutions and modules with child protection features – highlights children’s online activities and the importance of protecting them when...