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    Do parents do enough to protect kids online?

    January 27, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Do parents do enough to protect kids online?

    Despite almost half (47%) of parents in South Africa believing that the threats facing their children online are increasing – from cyberbullying to inappropriate content – not much more than a third (38%) guides their children by talking to them about the...

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    Cisco security report reveals decline in defender confidence

    January 25, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco security report reveals decline in defender confidence

    The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report, which examines threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends, reveals that only 45 percent of organizations worldwide are confident in their security posture as today’s attackers launch more sophisticated, bold and...

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    2016 to be a challenging year for security in Africa

    January 20, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 2016 to be a challenging year for security in Africa

    It is a fact that cyber attacks are growing more sophisticated. Protecting a company’s information and data seems to be an arduous and complicated task, and finding trained personnel willing to combat continuing attacks gets more difficult all the time....

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    Email security – it’s up to the CIO and CEO!

    January 20, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Email security – it’s up to the CIO and CEO!

    Email is a vital communication medium for business but it also creates a doorway for potentially undesirable elements – from spam and malware to phishers and malicious threats. While email security has traditionally been the territory of the IT department,...

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    Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report Revealed

    January 20, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report Revealed

    The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report, which examines threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends, revealed that only 45 percent of organizations worldwide are confident in their security posture as today’s attackers launch more sophisticated, bold and...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Cyber-espionage group Sofacy resurfaces

    December 7, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-espionage group Sofacy resurfaces

    Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has spotted new attacks by the Sofacy group which make use of several upgraded techniques designed for aggressive persistency and greater invisibility of malicious activity in the attacked system. Sofacy...

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    DDoS reality check: It can happen to you

    December 2, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on DDoS reality check: It can happen to you

    What makes today’s DDoS threats more dangerous than in the past is the fact that multiple attack types are being used in conjunction with other attack threats. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) threat has changed to one where the attack types are...

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    Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

    November 26, 2015 • Lists, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime

    Security software, processes and systems are not enough to beat cybercriminals. They’re clever, they’re focused and they have time. South Africa is one of only 28 countries to have a cyber-security policy in place, but it is widely criticised. We...

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    Kaspersky Lab shares insights on the human side of the cyber underground

    November 13, 2015 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab shares insights on the human side of the cyber underground

    Unique local cyberattacks and international cooperation with criminal groups in Eastern Europe, unsound government security and vague legislation, theft of money and private data, direct offensive ops on local victims and criminal-to-criminal services. For...

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    IT departments in SA still restrict users from accessing sensitive data

    November 5, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on IT departments in SA still restrict users from accessing sensitive data

    Organizations are challenged to meet demands for greater mobility as 90% of IT departments in South Africa still restrict users from accessing sensitive corporate data and resources from mobile devices. This is according to a recent survey amongst South...

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    Top 7 ways to protect yourself from the surge in cybercrime

    November 3, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 ways to protect yourself from the surge in cybercrime

    Online fraud is on the increase in South Africa, with criminals seeing individuals’ online banking accounts as particularly rich pickings. Cybercrime, of which online banking scams account for significant portion, is costing South Africa about R5.8 billion...

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    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...

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    ESET unveils Smart Security 9 and NOD32 Antivirus 9

    October 14, 2015 • Company News, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on ESET unveils Smart Security 9 and NOD32 Antivirus 9

    ESET has revealed the availability of its new security solutions for Windows home users: ESET Smart Security 9 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9. According to the company, both have a completely re-engineered user interface and ESET Smart Security 9 features a new...

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    DDoS attacks often coincide with other threats

    October 13, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on DDoS attacks often coincide with other threats

    A survey undertaken by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has demonstrated that, in most cases, a DDoS attack is only the tip of the iceberg. 74% of respondents representing the corporate sector reported that DDoS attacks against their companies coincided...

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    It’s time for CIOs to change strategy in the fight against consumer tech

    October 6, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on It’s time for CIOs to change strategy in the fight against consumer tech

    Every day we hear about new data breaches or data losses, with high profile cases bringing data security into the mainstream news agenda. There is no denying that the role of today’s CIO is increasingly complex and unpredictable. This is partly thanks to...

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    Almost a third of users do nothing to protect online payments

    October 5, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Almost a third of users do nothing to protect online payments

    A test conducted by Kaspersky Lab has shown that many users do not know (or know, but do not follow) basic security rules when making online payments or using online banking systems. For example, only half of users check if a website is authentic before...