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  • Fred Mitchell - 2014

    Technology is not the silver bullet for cyber security threats

    May 21, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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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    Device users think passwords are of no value to cyber criminals

    April 22, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    One in five Internet users, in South Africa, assume their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. However, passwords are the keys to the account holders’ personal data, private...

  • Fortinet

    What are the keys to effective information security?

    December 17, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on What are the keys to effective information security?

    Rapidly evolving cyber threats and attack modes mean that every organisation should assume it has already been breached. The question now is – what to do next? Not only have cyber criminals become more sophisticated, but enterprise exposure to risk is...

  • Top 5 2015 Cyber Security Threat Predictions

    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...

  • Jayson O'Reilly

    Security challenges driving the need for security policies

    October 15, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Security challenges driving the need for security policies

    Businesses today face myriad complex threats coming at them from every angle. From hackers and hacktivists, to sophisticated cyber criminal gangs and nation-state funded advanced attacks, these threats can be catastrophic to the business. Add to this the...

  • Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Security (image: LivDigital)

    No silver bullet for IT security

    October 14, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on No silver bullet for IT security

    The security landscape is a complex one, and several layers of defence at multiple points in the organisation are needed to successfully combat today’s sophisticated threats. Unfortunately, for too many businesses, the idea of a ‘quick fix’ is tempting,...

  • Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Security (image: LivDigital)

    Web exploits threaten businesses

    September 30, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Web exploits threaten businesses

    The Web is still the greatest attack surface and largest entry point for malicious code. These attacks usually happen via drive-by downloads, which see malware being downloaded and executed without the user even realising. “These threats make use of...

  • David Holmes_World Wide Security Evangelist_F5 Networks

    Does SSL enable surveillance?

    August 14, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Does SSL enable surveillance?

    Millennials grew up with the internet and expect the internet to be there all the time. In addition to this, they expect all of their activity online to be secured and private and they commonly use encryption protocols like secure socket layers (SSL) to ward...

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    10 vicious viruses that will ruin your company

    August 8, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 vicious viruses that will ruin your company

    With Enterprise Mobility becoming a major trend, there are security precautions that need to be taken. One of the biggest precautions would be to protect your business against vicious viruses that could not only cripple your business, but potentially ruin it...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab: Women take fewer risks online

    August 6, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: Women take fewer risks online

    Kaspersky Lab has uncovered the many reasons why women behave more safely when using the Internet. A report about sexual differences in online safety behaviour shows that males tend to take a higher frequency of risks, while the female attitude towards...

  • Simon Campbell-Young

    Mobility, cloud driven security solutions needed

    July 22, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobility, cloud driven security solutions needed

    Trends such as mobility, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and cloud have completely revolutionised the way we do business, by giving users access to the information they need anytime and from anywhere. Unfortunately, as much as businesses have gained from these...

  • Independent

    Security threats rank as top reason not to use illegal software

    July 18, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Security threats rank as top reason not to use illegal software

    Computer users cite the risk of security threats from malware as the top reason not to use unlicensed software. Among their specific concerns are intrusions by hackers and loss of data. Yet 34 percent of the software installed on personal computers in South...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab: financial institutions tolerate cybercrime loss

    July 16, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: financial institutions tolerate cybercrime loss

    According to a recently conducted survey by Kaspersky Lab, together with B2B International in 2014, 52% of financial companies reimburse customer losses caused by Internet fraud without actually investigating the circumstances. Almost a third of companies...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab: Cybercriminals can take advantage of cloud services

    July 11, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: Cybercriminals can take advantage of cloud services

    Although cloud-based file storage services have long been popular among Internet users, the indisputable convenience of such services is to some extent offset by a number of risks. For example, many users often follow the advice of gurus and store scans of...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab warns of rise in malware capable of stealing money

    July 3, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab warns of rise in malware capable of stealing money

    Users in Brazil, Russia and Italy were most frequently attacked by financial malware, however, users in the African continent showed lower statistics than those of the aforementioned countries. This is according to Kaspersky Lab’s latest monthly report on...

  • Anton Jacobsz

    SA IT must advance to counter advanced threats

    June 19, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on SA IT must advance to counter advanced threats

    Multi-layered targeted offences are being mounted against selected victims, and few enterprises have the security in place to withstand these attacks, says Networks Unlimited. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Fortinet distributor, Networks Unlimited, says...