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Posts Tagged ‘cybersecurity’

  • Sophos has put together the following cybersecurity tips to help you focus on family, food and fun over during this season.

    Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

    December 14, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

    As the popularity of online shopping increases, so does the likelihood of falling foul of cybercrooks, not necessarily because they are putting in extra effort during the festive season, but simply because more of us are doing more online shopping at this...

  • Dimension data has published the Top IT predictions for 2017.  (Image Source: gregcaliphotography.com).

    Dimension Data releases IT predictions for 2017

    November 30, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Dimension Data releases IT predictions for 2017

    Dimension Data has released their list of top IT predictions for 2017, and the focus on digital is set to remain the key trend in the industry for the next 12 months. Dimension Data’s Chief Technology Officer, Ettienne Reinecke says digital is about...

  • Kaspersky Lab has discovered attacks which appear to be using a zero-day exploit for the InPage text editor. (Image source: File)

    Asian and African banks are attacked using a Zero-day vulnerability

    November 23, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Asian and African banks are attacked using a Zero-day vulnerability

    Kaspersky Lab has discovered attacks which appear to be using a zero-day exploit (a malicious programme allowing additional malware to be silently installed) for the InPage text editor. InPage is a software package used by Urdu- and Arabic-speaking people and...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s Customer Survey 2016 reveals that 26% of internet users have no idea how malware ended up on their device.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky Lab’s Consumer Security Risks Survey 2016 released

    November 21, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab’s Consumer Security Risks Survey 2016 released

    Malware has become the most frequent online threat faced by consumers, reveals research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. The research shows that over half (53%) of South African respondents have come across, or been targeted by malware online, with a...

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    Online investment platform integrates blockchain technology

    November 2, 2016 • Finance, Software, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Wealth Migrate is the first Fintech enabled online investment marketplace to integrate blockchain technology in a move that significantly enhances security and privacy protections for investors around the globe. Wealth Migrate Chief Information Officer Jaco...

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    Kaspersky Lab and Smart Africa Alliance to improve cybersecurity

    October 31, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab and Smart Africa Alliance to improve cybersecurity

    Kaspersky Lab has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa Alliance on October 27 at the Kaspersky Lab headquarters in Moscow. The MoU which will see the two parties working together to drive improvement of protection of networks and...

  • Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA at Galix Networking

    The case for Security as a Service

    October 20, 2016 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on The case for Security as a Service

    Companies have been hard-pressed for many years to look for ways to do more with less, but when it comes to IT, more focus and budget is given to infrastructure, applications, backup and disaster recovery than IT security. This is arguably more critical to...

  • Mark McCallum, CTO, Orange Business Services

    Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

    October 19, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

    The number of cyber attacks being carried out globally is continuously growing, and has seen significant acceleration in the last five years. A recent study by PwC found that the number of cyber security incidents across all industries rose by 38% in 2015 –...

  • Skills gap in IT Security is widening and this is presenting a real danger to local businesses.  (Image source: Tashatuvango/ Shutterstock.com)

    Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

    October 18, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

    The number of cyber attacks being carried out globally is continuously growing, and has seen significant acceleration in the last five years. A recent study by PwC found that the number of cyber security incidents across all industries rose by 38% in 2015 –...

  • TIM says the move will equate to increased transparency for clients and supports TIM’s belief in consensual data transactions.

    ThisIsMe to use Blockchain technology

    October 12, 2016 • Finance, Security, SoftwareComments Off on ThisIsMe to use Blockchain technology

    ThisIsMe (TIM) has announced it will soon be launching blockchain technology to further enhance its current services of true identity (ID) verification, onboarding, background checks and KYC/AML (know-your-customer and anti-money laundering). “While often...

  • Michael Xie, founder, president and CTO of Fortinet

    Great cybersecurity technologies need great people

    September 2, 2016 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Great cybersecurity technologies need great people

    As chief technology officer, my primary mandate is to develop technologies to help our enterprise customers improve their security postures. As we cross our 300-patent milestone after 16 years in the business, I am encouraged by the good progress we have...

  • Probax has expanded its international presence by making cloud storage available in Johannesburg for African Managed Service Providers. (Image Source: techxact.com).

    Report: 1 in 10 SA businesses have experienced cyber attacks

    November 3, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Report: 1 in 10 SA businesses have experienced cyber attacks

    As South Africa’s Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo delivered his opening address at the State Security Cybersecurity Conference in Pretoria, new global research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) on cyber security revealed...

  • a recent survey shows 48% of HP customers like advice from their peers via online forums specific to their software. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

    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...

  • Anthony Perridge, EMEA Channel Director at Sourcefire, now a part of Cisco

    A Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolution: Simplify Security

    January 3, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on A Cybersecurity New Year’s Resolution: Simplify Security

    With the closing of another year, we look ahead to 2014 and many of us turn our attention to New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, quitting smoking or getting fitare all popular goals. But as our lives become more complex and harried, one resolution that...

  • 12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Online Security

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on 12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Online Security

    At the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, I got the chance to sit down with Stephen Cobb, a distinguished security researcher for the IT security company ESET. We talked about a lot of things, including Android security issues and how walled gardens...