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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 their festive online and mobile marketplaces to lure customers in and put off any criminal...

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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,...

Retailers warned to keep e-commerce platforms up-to-date this festive season

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...

Beware of commercial identity theft

Beware of commercial identity theft

November 17, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Beware of commercial identity theft

The recent data breach where a wide range of sensitive information was revealed to be available on millions of South African consumers should be a wake-up call to businesses. This is according to Frank Knight, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, who...

Resolving the DevOps-security tension

Resolving the DevOps-security tension

November 17, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Resolving the DevOps-security tension

A new set of software development practices – grouped under the umbrella of ‘DevOps’ – is fundamentally reshaping the way digital products and services are designed and delivered to users. DevOps stands in stark contrast to the traditional approach,...

Top 10 IT security predictions for 2018

Kaspersky launches online cybersecurity training

November 16, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky launches online cybersecurity training

On Thursday, 16th November 2017, Kaspersky Lab revealed that the company has launched Cybersecurity for IT Teams Online. The program is a new interactive training course designed to help IT teams develop their basic information security skills. The skills...

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Jasper partner to advance IoT progression

MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

November 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

South African telecommunications company, MTN, has revealed that the company will introduce a new biometric system in an attempt to reduce consumer fraud and protect its customers. The fingerprint biometric solution will be used to authenticate the identity...

Top 4 tips on how you can save your data this holiday season

Better security to drive increase in mobile holiday shopping

November 15, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Better security to drive increase in mobile holiday shopping

Shopping on mobile devices is expected to be strong during the 2017 Holiday Season, according to a new report from cybersecurity company Trustlook, which was released on 10 November 2017. Faster network speeds, slick shopping apps, and, perhaps most...

Executives should not fear regulatory consequences for leaked data

Executives should not fear regulatory consequences for leaked data

November 14, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Executives should not fear regulatory consequences for leaked data

Most South African company directors incorrectly fear the regulatory backlash of cyber attacks as POPI, the Protection of Personal Information, and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), come on stream. Instead, they face a much more...

The importance of having cyber insurance

Why you need personal cyber insurance

November 14, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Why you need personal cyber insurance

We’re living in a connected world. We bank online, we stay in touch with family and friends via social media, and we are even connecting our homes these days. Smart homes promise all sorts of benefits to consumers, from energy efficiency and control, to...

Steps to help you protect yourself online

Steps to help you protect yourself online

November 14, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Steps to help you protect yourself online

On the heels of some very high-profile and disturbing data breaches, this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month is timely. After the announcements of major data breach announcements from Equifax, Deloitte and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and with...

AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

November 13, 2017 • General, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

At the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners. ESET...

2017: the year the board (finally) noticed information security

Cybersecurity is a strategic issue, not just an IT investment

November 9, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cybersecurity is a strategic issue, not just an IT investment

As organisations embark on their digital transformation journeys, they are seeking to tap new business opportunities, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver better services to customers. Digital transformation is driving businesses to embrace the...