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How parents and kids can be safe online

How parents and kids can be safe online

June 11, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

With school holidays coming up, It’s important for parents to remember that when a child is surfing the internet, they can become privy to a whole host of unsuitable content from the outside world, even though they are safe and well within the four walls of their home. Parents need to set rules and guidelines, [&hellip...

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87% of Magento e-commerce websites at ‘high risk' from cyber attacks

87% of Magento e-commerce websites at ‘high risk’ from cyber attacks

June 10, 2019 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

New research has found 87 per cent of SME websites using the Magento platform are currently at high risk from cyber attacks. By contrast, under 10 per cent of websites using other major e-commerce platforms surveyed register in the same high-risk category....

Dark data is creating major security blind spot for most companies

Dark data is creating major security blind spot for most companies

June 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global businesses continue to house ‘dark data’ within their organisations, creating a honeypot for cybercriminals, finds research from Veritas Technologies, a worldwide leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage. The Value of Data...

Flipboard users urged to to set up new passwords

Flipboard users urged to to set up new passwords

June 6, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

After being hit by a data breach news aggregation site Flipboard has informed users that it had reset their passwords. According to Flipboard, hackers gained access to data between for close to nine months 2 June 2018 and 23 March 2019, plus a short window...

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How to safeguard your online profile

June 5, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

Millions of South Africans have an online presence, and most eagerly start and end each day checking Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles. However, many do not keep in mind that, with the amount of personal information they post online, they need to...

Tackling the trillion dollar identity fraud crises

Tackling the trillion dollar identity fraud crises

June 3, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tackling the trillion dollar identity fraud crises

Fraud costs trillions of dollars to world economies annually. For consumers whose identity data has been stolen, the impact on their lives can vary from being a nuisance to financial and emotional trauma Worldwide, around 40 per cent of consumers have been...

Mobile ad fraud and what you can do about it

Mobile ad fraud and what you can do about it

June 3, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Mobile ad fraud and what you can do about it

If you take a moment to look around you, wherever you are, you will be hard pressed to find one person without a mobile phone. Chances are that you may even be reading this from your mobile device. Because of their convenience, mobile devices have become a...

Password awareness critical in the fight against cybercrime says experts

Password awareness critical in the fight against cybercrime says experts

June 3, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Password awareness critical in the fight against cybercrime says experts

If you knew just how valuable your identity was, would you pay more attention to securing it? A recent Kaspersky Lab study revealed that digital identity data and information holds significant value to cybercriminals – who craft ways of gaining this data...

BYOD and IoT threats in the Workplace

BYOD and IoT threats in the Workplace

June 2, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on BYOD and IoT threats in the Workplace

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming widely known and understood, not just in business but in the home too. The problem with IoT however is knowing what devices are IoT-enabled and which are not. Opening a huge security risk for businesses...

How to protect yourself from Windows vulnerability

How to protect yourself from Windows vulnerability

June 2, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to protect yourself from Windows vulnerability

In the last few days, Microsoft has released information about a critical vulnerability in the Windows operating system (CVE-2019-0708). This vulnerability allows remote code execution by an attacker directly from the network using the Remote Desktop Protocol...

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

May 24, 2019 • Mining & Energy, SecurityComments Off on Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil & gas plants have increased their cyber risk profile as they modernise plants and close the ‘air gap’ between IT networks and operational technology (OT) networks. This is according to Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity at global security...

ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play

ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play

May 24, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on ESET discovers new fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play

ESET researchers have just concluded their analysis of fake cryptocurrency wallets that emerged on Google Play at the time of bitcoin’s renewed spike in value. This month has seen bitcoin growing, with its price climbing to its highest point since September...

LAWtrust to offer cybersecurity training and education

LAWtrust to launches cybersecurity training and education

May 22, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on LAWtrust to launches cybersecurity training and education

LAWtrust, an Etion Company and provider of digital security solutions, has announced the launch of the Trust Academy designed to provide individuals and organisations with essential cybersecurity training and education. The academy, established in partnership...

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

May 21, 2019 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. The decision to open a new office was made during Eugene Kaspersky’s visit to Rwanda where he met with H.E Paul Kagame,...

Mimecast appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

Mimecast appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

May 19, 2019 • People, SecurityComments Off on Mimecast appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

Mimecast Limited announced the appointment of Brandon Bekker to Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to help manage the rapid growth within the region. In this newly created position, Brandon will be responsible for supporting the...

Surge in vulnerabilities sparks cybersecurity innovation among global enterprises

Surge in vulnerabilities sparks cybersecurity innovation among global enterprises

May 17, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Surge in vulnerabilities sparks cybersecurity innovation among global enterprises

Dimension Data’s latest study, the Executive Guide to NTT Security’s 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report reveals that the average cybersecurity maturity rating stands at a worrying 1.45 out of 5 – a score determined by an organisation’s...