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Posts Tagged ‘cyber security’

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    Lagos event to showcase solution for cybercrime in Nigeria

    January 20, 2016 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lagos event to showcase solution for cybercrime in Nigeria

    Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are a reality and the African continent has seen an immense increase in these types of cyber incidents. Nigeria has been one of the worst hit countries during the past couple of months, according to Arbor Networks....

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    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...

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    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...

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    Performanta launches Information Security Learning Academy in SA

    November 30, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Performanta launches Information Security Learning Academy in SA

    As many businesses enter their planning phase for the New Year, we remain acutely aware of the challenges that 2015 presented and how we chose to deal with them. We expect exciting times coming in the Information Security market in South Africa. Performanta...

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    Managing the common risks in cyber security

    October 12, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Managing the common risks in cyber security

    Cybercrime is hitting epidemic proportions. 2015 has already seen a large increase in the volume of global cyber security incidents with the likes of Sony and AshleyMadison.com amongst the high profile victims. However, a recent PWC Global State of...

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    Top IT security issues to consider when migrating to a new OS

    July 30, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top IT security issues to consider when migrating to a new OS

    Major events in the IT landscape, such as the availability of a new operating system (OS), cannot go by unnoticed, because they affect businesses of all shapes and sizes. Many will ask themselves “should we migrate to a new version and if yes –...

  • By Gad Elkin, Security Sales Director, EMEA, F5 Networks.

    South African companies plagued by cyber-attacks

    June 8, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African companies plagued by cyber-attacks

    The speed of technological change is leaving gaping holes in highly sensitive company IT infrastructure. These vulnerabilities are being targeted by cybercriminals at an increasing rate as South Africa is starting to feel the heat from attackers across the...

  • Doros Hadjizenonos, Country Manager of Check Point South Africa.

    The first step to stopping the next Cyberattack

    June 4, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The first step to stopping the next Cyberattack

    Given the ever-increasing sophistication of cybercrime methods, organisations must employ advanced assessment tools and practices to reduce or eliminate security gaps. The first step to a successful security posture is to know what your current security...

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    Technology is not the silver bullet for cyber security threats

    May 21, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Technology is not the silver bullet for cyber security threats

    In Africa as well as globally Cyber security is no longer an IT problem, but rather a priority of the highest levels at a majority of organisations. The reason for this is simple – cyber threats have become a serious issue that costs businesses money,...

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    Are politically motivated cyber-attacks becoming a reality?

    February 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Are politically motivated cyber-attacks becoming a reality?

    Following last year’s much publicised Sony cyber-attack, in which Sony executives were left red-faced following the leak of sensitive company information into the public domain, Richard Keymer Head of Pre-Sales at SecureData Africa, a security focused...

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    Cyber Espionage group attacking thousands of victims globally

    February 19, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber Espionage group attacking thousands of victims globally

    Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team have discovered Desert Falcons – a cyber espionage group targeting multiple high profile organisations and individuals from Middle East countries. Kaspersky Lab experts consider this to be the first known...

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    Top 10 Cyber Security Trends for 2015

    February 19, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Cyber Security Trends for 2015

    Paladion Networks has highlighted the top 10 cyber security trends that will impact global digital security in 2015, and beyond. These trends can have long-term impact on the enterprises in Middle East and Africa. Amit Roy, VP & Regional Sales Head-ME...

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    The Future of CyberSecurity

    January 14, 2015 • Company News, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The Future of CyberSecurity

    October 2014 marked forty-five years since the very first message was sent over the net – Arpanet (the forerunner of the internet) that is. Back then we didn’t have firewalls; there was nothing to monitor suspicious activity. It was a trusted environment...

  • By Gad Elkin, Security Sales Director, EMEA, F5 Networks.

    Top 5 2015 Cyber Security Threat Predictions

    December 4, 2014 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 2015 Cyber Security Threat Predictions

    As 2015 approaches Fortinet and its threat research division FortiGuard Labs, have taken a look ahead to determine the most significant cyber security threats of the upcoming New Year – both from the perspective of a Black Hat hacker, as well as a Threat...

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    Kaspersky reveals security guide to keep data safe

    October 13, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky reveals security guide to keep data safe

    Security experts from Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team share the security measures they use to protect their own communications via email, instant messaging tools, smartphones, and while browsing over computer networks and interacting with...

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    Get help with Rising DDoS threats

    July 28, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Get help with Rising DDoS threats

    The number of cyber threats are growing, but most enterprises still feel unprepared to deal with them. The answer lies in expert assistance and formalised plans, says Networks Unlimited. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Arbor Networks distributor Networks...