The Internet of Things (IoT) is counted among emerging technologies that promise to transform the South African market. While the opportunity for IoT is young in South Africa, its potential influence is far-reaching. For example, in the mining industry, devices monitor air quality, seismic activity, shaft stability, equipment wear,...
The Ghanaian government is confident that the recently established national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) project will serve as effective protection of the West African country’s cyberspace. Local media have said the Project is scheduled to be launched in March and is said to be aligned with the International Telecommunications...
In the second quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies prevented over 107 million attempts to visit phishing pages, of which 35.7% were related to financial services and targeting customers through fake banking or payment pages. The IT sector was the second hardest hit, with 13.83 of attacks targeting...
As of 01 April 2009, systems infected with the latest version of the Downadup threat (W32.Downadup.C) will begin to use a new algorithm to determine what domains to contact. Symantec Security Response experts have not detected any additional activities since the April 01 attack date, but is...
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...
Google’s chief executive has defended the integrity of the company’s products a day ahead of a congressional hearing where he is expected to face tough questions from US lawmakers. In written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee made public on Monday, 10 December, CEO Sundar Pichai said he led the company...
The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to businesses and a degree of panic within the employee community. Companies across the globe are activating contingency and business continuity plans and are allowing employees to work from home to limit the spread of the virus. In a new reality...
Thomson Reuters has enhanced its World-Check One platform with the launch of Media Check, a unique media screening and processing feature powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that helps address the regulatory and reputational consequences of overlooking key data in the fight against financial crime. Media Check’s machine learning capability...
Google's Chrome browser will see the removal of the "Secure" indicator in the web address bar as more websites adopt HTTPS. But users of the browser will see a flashing red “not secure” if the site is uncertified. Chrome users will probably have noticed the little green lock beside the...
"Our employees are our greatest asset" is a phrase that continues to be published far and wide in a plethora of company profiles, human resources sections in annual reports, motivational speeches and so much more. "And while it does sound a whole lot better than a CEO stating 'our employees...
Spearphishing can be the start of a bigger attack and difficult to defend against, but by encouraging customers to employ robust security training and policies MSPs can help companies become more secure, says Ian Trump. While we’ve become very effective at cutting out the bulk of traditional phishing email attacks,...
143 million... The number of US consumers potentially affected by the recently announced credit services data breach is staggering. It’s nearly half the US population. And as a credit reporting service, this data includes names, addresses, financial histories, social security numbers, banking information, and even driver’s license numbers. It...
Vodacom has been appointed as the official KNOX reseller by Samsung South Africa. The reseller agreement is expected to enable the service provider to offer its clients a seamless experience, providing a single point of contact for KNOX licenses and Samsung enterprise services. As mobile communications become more important to...
Cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated at picking our virtual pockets and uncovering almost all our personal information available online- yet most of us remain woefully unprepared. A 2016 survey, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, highlighted that organizations rank cybercrime as the second most reported type of economic crime, up from fourth place....
Data centres are the invisible but essential backbone of any modern business. Companies throughout the world have shifted to remote working, depending on cloud storage and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solution to ensure business continuity through the pandemic, and beyond. It’s anticipated that cloud solutions will account for...
Two significant events happened recently. One positive, the other, cripplingly negative. First the good: The International Labour Organization recently recognised cybersecurity as part of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, as being hacked does not just put a company’s assets or reputation at risk, but can also affects...
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