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Recognizing and Preventing Modern Cyber Scams

Recognizing and Preventing Modern Cyber Scams

October 17, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

When it comes to protecting yourself and your organization against cyber scams, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution. As organizations and people alike continue to adopt new devices and technology, they’re opening themselves up to more opportunities for cyberattacks. In order to effectively protect the valuable information that motivates...

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Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab researchers monitoring the activity of Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017, have uncovered a massive operation focused on government entities and more in Africa, Jordan, Turkey, Azerbaijan,...

Google+ is shutting down

Google+ is shutting down

October 9, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google+ is shutting down after a data leak affected 500,000 users due to a security flaw that no one fixed. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, 8 October, that Google detected the flaw earlier this year, but that the tech giant failed to inform users...

Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 says Gemalto

Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 says Gemalto

October 9, 2018 • SecurityComments (0)

Gemalto, a digital security company, released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 945 data breaches led to 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018....

CCTV and PoPI - What’s the big deal?

CCTV and PoPI – What’s the big deal?

October 9, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act can only come into play once the Information Regulator that the Act envisions as its enforcer is fully operational. This could be anywhere between now and the 1st December 2018, which is fairly soon if all...

From laptop computers to off-the-shelf devices, the cyber vulnerabilities keep multiplying as homes and offices incorporate more internet-connected devices.

10 smart home cyber security tips for “Hacktober”

October 9, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

From laptop computers to off-the-shelf devices, the cyber vulnerabilities keep multiplying as homes and offices incorporate more internet-connected devices. According to cyber researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Cyber Security Awareness Month...

Top 5 things to be aware this Cyber Security Month

Top 5 things to be aware this Cyber Security Month

October 8, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

October is Cyber Security Month. An initiative formed and being driven by the EU, Cyber Security Month seeks to create awareness of cybersecurity threats, promote cybersecurity among people and organisations and provide resources and information to help...

Top 5 things to be aware this Cyber Security Month

The DNA of cybersecurity failure

October 6, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Cybersecurity has become one of the most important aspects determining the safety of companies, governments and individuals in the modern age. Headline-grabbing examples of major cybersecurity breaches have become increasingly commonplace, from the Sony...

Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way

Basic cyber hygiene practices that go a long way

October 5, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

When on the job at a corporate office, a healthcare organization, or an academic institution or government agency, or even when you are working from a local coffee shop, restaurant, or home office, your organization’s online safety and security is a...

Simon Colman, Executive Head: Digital Distribution at SHA

Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

October 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The recent data breach that saw hackers gain access to over 50 million Facebook users’ accounts, has once again highlighted the need for businesses to adequately manage their cyber security risks. It particularly indicates the importance of having robust...

How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

October 3, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

The last few years have seen a massive rise in the number of data breaches affecting major organisations. Alongside this, security challenges are changing fast. Pimply hackers in basements have morphed into sophisticated criminal networks, and viruses have...

ESET researchers discover the first-ever UEFI rootkit

ESET researchers discover the first-ever UEFI rootkit

October 3, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on ESET researchers discover the first-ever UEFI rootkit

ESET researchers discovered a cyberattack that used a UEFI rootkit to establish a presence on the victims’ computers. Dubbed LoJax by ESET, this rootkit was part of a campaign run by the infamous Sednit group against several high-profile targets in Central...

Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

October 3, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

A recent Mastercard survey even found that South Africans increasingly see data breaches as the ‘new normal’ – 70% of people surveyed believe there’s not much they can do to protect their personal and financial information. According...

75% of organisations lack complete confidence that their security defenses will stop targeted spear-phishing with malicious web links

Mimecast extends cyber resilience vision with web security service

October 2, 2018 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Mimecast extends cyber resilience vision with web security service

Email and data security company, Mimecast Limited recently announced the general availability its new web security service. The cloud-based service is designed to guard against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to...

Mimecast kicks off global cybersecurity awareness training initiative

Mimecast kicks off global cybersecurity awareness training initiative

October 2, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Mimecast kicks off global cybersecurity awareness training initiative

Mimecast will use Cyber Security Awareness Month to introduce IT decision makers to its newest offering, Mimecast Awareness Training. Mimecast acquired Ataata in July 2018, creating the foundation for the new platform. Mimecast Awareness Training is designed...

Neural biometric – the next generation of security

Neural biometric: the next generation of security

October 2, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Neural biometric: the next generation of security

With security as the watchword at every turn and in practically every transaction in modern-day life, the unsettling reality remains that fraud, identity theft, and cybercrime are rapidly on the increase globally. In South Africa, the SA Fraud Prevention...