Africa presents a wealth of opportunities for startups and innovators looking to address cybersecurity risk across the increasingly digitised continent - according to Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist for KnowBe4 Africa. Collard goes on to say that cybersecurity presents an incredible market opportunity in Africa, with the...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations all over the world to rethink the way they interact with their consumers. For instance, restaurants have opted to use QR codes so that customers can browse menus on their phone or make contactless payments without risking possible transmission. And now, Check Point is...
Organisations in the COVID-19 pandemic era have been forced to look at their security hygiene best practices in order to minimise risk, data leakage and non-compliance, while still allowing for operational flexibility and efficiency.  Employees have increasingly been both allowed and encouraged to use their own devices to remotely connect...
The turmoil of 2020 is expected to bring along many structural and strategic changes in the world of cybersecurity, according to Kaspersky. The cyber solutions company say that in 2021, we can expect new attack vectors, such as the targeting of network appliances and the search for 5G vulnerabilities, will...
Kenya, South Africa and Cameroon are said to be the top three hot spots for mobile fraudsters - according to cybersecurity company, Evina. These African countries face suspicious mobile-based billing transactions of 51%, 30% and 10%, respectively. “Africa’s youthful population that is mostly unbanked and using some 900 million mobile...
Extortion and robbery while wearing a disguise are not new crimes in human history, but a threat actor has recently taken this into the online arena on the global stage, using distributed denial of service (DDoS) as the weapon, while pretending to be someone else. This is as reported in...
In mid-2020, Upstream’s Secure-D anti-fraud platform revealed that the total number of malicious mobile applications doubled in the first quarter of the year. The analysis found 29,000 malicious apps (14,500 in 2019), a 55% spike in fraudulent mobile transactions and increased volumes of infected mobile devices. But that wasn’t the...
COVID-19 will continue to be a key focus for organizations’ IT and security teams, says cybersecurity solutions company Check Point. “The pandemic derailed business-as-usual for virtually every organization, forcing them to set aside their existing business and strategic plans, and quickly pivot to delivering secure remote connectivity at massive scale...
Black Friday 2020 could be bigger online than in-store this year, thanks to concerns about the risk of COVID-19 in crowded shops, and an increase in the number of people now comfortable with shopping online. But for first-time online shoppers and those who might forget caution in their quest for...
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device that is connected to the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things” - which capture, send and receive data - includes cars, appliances, smartwatches, lighting, home assistants, home security, and more. It’s predicted that by 2025, there will be...
Mastercard has officially launched Cyber Secure - an AI-powered range of tools that are expected to help banks prevent potential breaches. According to the financial services company, banks can use these capabilities to identify and prioritize threats and vulnerabilities throughout their cyber environment. Additionally, acquiring banks can help merchants understand...
Google has revealed its top cybersecurity tips for online users as part of its “Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart” campaign, reports TechWeez. “We have intensified efforts to raise awareness about internet insecurities and empower audiences with tools and resources to help them stay safe online — particularly kids because they are...
ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has today launched ESET Cloud Office Security, a new standalone software as a service solution that provides advanced preventative protection for users of Microsoft 365 applications. The software is designed to reflect the modern role of emails and collaboration tools used within organizations. Microsoft...
The fast pace of digital progress in the financial world has made it easier than ever for people to transact, make purchases, and manage their money online. For most people, speed and convenience are two of the most important benefits that a digital transaction offers, and many businesses invest...
Infinidat has partnered with VMware to deliver a comprehensive software-defined data centre solution that tackles current and evolving IoT Edge security threats. All industries are undergoing major digital transformation, leveraging technology to improve customer experiences, operational efficiency, enhance business agility, and create competitive advantage. IoT solutions play an essential part in...
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are widely acknowledged as playing a critical role in South Africa’s economy, and yet they are also potentially more at risk in terms of their ongoing survival than larger enterprises. According to a recent McKinsey report, SMEs in South Africa employ between 50 and 60%...
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