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  • ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

    ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

    November 19, 2018 • Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

    ESET has announced the launch of a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers. According to ESET, the new value offering will provide smartphone users with features for prevention and management of cyber risks associated to...

  • Black Friday tips: Safe shopping starts with awareness

    5 tips to consider when shopping online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    November 9, 2018 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 tips to consider when shopping online this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    It is that time of the year again where consumers are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To avoid long queues and the hassle of getting to the shops, more consumers are now opting for online shopping. It is reported that 45 percent of digitally...

  • Here's everything you should include in your data breach response plan

    Here’s everything you should include in your data breach response plan

    November 8, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Here’s everything you should include in your data breach response plan

    Even with all the defences in the world at its disposal, no organisation can guarantee that it won’t fall victim to a data breach. With new threats emerging all the time, it’s simply not possible to say you are 100% safe. It’s therefore...

  • Top tips to keep safe this Tax season

    Scams and Flaws: Why we get duped

    October 25, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Scams and Flaws: Why we get duped

    Con artists have been plying their trade since time immemorial, but the internet opened the floodgates to a whole new level of swindling. It has allowed fraudsters to take aim at an endless number of victims and at the range of victims that they never could...

  • Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    September 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    First, a quick recap: Epic Games has decided to eschew distributing the Android version of its blockbuster game, Fortnite, via Google Play, instead making it available exclusively from its own website. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has said that the move...

  • Research reveals how criminals target fax machines to take over networks and spread malware

    Criminals target fax machines to hijack networks and spread malware

    August 17, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Criminals target fax machines to hijack networks and spread malware

    New research from Check Point, a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, has shown how organisations and individuals could be hacked via their fax machines, using newly discovered vulnerabilities in the communication protocols used in tens of millions...

  • First Bank of Nigeria, Clickatell use Whatsapp to drive financial inclusion

    How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

    August 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

    Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. By doing so, attackers can put themselves in a position of immense power to...

  • South African cybercrime bill enters its final legislative cycle

    Nigerian banks ordered to report cyber incidents

    July 4, 2018 • Finance, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian banks ordered to report cyber incidents

    The Guardian has revealed that banks in Nigeria will report all cyber incidents starting from August 1, 2018. This comes after a draft document by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) mandated banks to incorporate cyber risk management with their...

  • KYC models need to upgrade

    SMEs most financially vulnerable to fraud attacks

    June 29, 2018 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SMEs most financially vulnerable to fraud attacks

    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...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    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...

  • 5 steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

    5 steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

    June 5, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

    Business’s increasing dependence on digital platforms and data has generated significant efficiencies—but has also spawned a well-resourced cyber-crime industry. It is thus imperative that cyber resilience is integrated into organisations’ business...

  • Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    Does your mobile strategy leave you open to cyber-crime?

    March 22, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Does your mobile strategy leave you open to cyber-crime?

    A report by IDC predicts that there will be over 1.7 billion smartphone users by 2020. When added to other figures supplied by the IDC’s FutureScape: World Mobility 2017 Predictions[1] report- IT spending on mobile is predicted to peak at 50% of total...

  • Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

    Building a cyber-secure organisation

    March 13, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Building a cyber-secure organisation

    Although the vast majority of businesses today are aware of the dangers of cyber crime, too many acknowledge that they are not really effective at preventing breaches and other security events, and are not confident in their ability to recognise that a...

  • Why you should consider a career in cybersecurity

    March 1, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Why you should consider a career in cybersecurity

    One of the most fascinating careers has to be the world of cybersecurity. The threat has been around for a long time, previously referred to as information security, now rebranded cyber, it has captured the minds of our youth. A challenge for many...

  • KYC models need to upgrade

    South African bank sharpens fight against debit order fraud

    February 22, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African bank sharpens fight against debit order fraud

    In a bid to continue combating the scourge of rouge debit orders impacting the industry and some of its customers, FNB has waived the fee for stopping unauthorised debit orders through its electronic banking channels and is also actively clamping down on...

  • Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

    Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

    February 22, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments Off on Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

    Security, both physical and cyber security, is a top priority for any organisation, especially in light of the year-on-year rise in cybercrime. However, for certain industries, not having the proper security measures in place can put more than just the...