Tech support scams affected 71% of South African consumers in 2018, down seven points from figures in 2016, according to Microsoft's latest global research into the phenomenon. The Global Tech Support Scam Research report examined the incidence and consequences of tech support scams worldwide. The Web-based survey of 16,048 adult...
Nearly 1.7 million mobile subscribers are infected with mobile malware in South Africa alone, reports 2019 data by mobile security company, Secure-D. According to the company, malware is the main culprit responsible for airtime theft and mobile ad fraud evident in the country, with 18,000 instances found on South African...
Experts from Kaspersky Lab and Outpost24 recently carried out a security audit at a number of European organisations and studied the prevalence of un-patched vulnerabilities globally to get a better understanding of the IT (in) security landscape. Their joint report illustrates that even unsophisticated attacks on corporate networks can succeed without expensive zero-day exploits....
Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, a developer of secure content and threat management solutions, was named the 2012 Influencer of the Year by Channelnomics. Eugene was given this honour for his visionary thinking and IT security expertise, which not only enabled his company, Kaspersky Lab, to provide additional...
The global cybercrime pandemic triggered by COVID-19 may be here to stay making it critical for businesses to ensure they are protected. News reports of the recent local attack of a critical healthcare organisation earlier this month indicate that South African businesses are not exempt, with South Africa seeing a...
Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve as bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cybersecurity hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise. The most important thing is to know how exactly cybercriminals may attempt to gain access to your data. Here are seven...
The widespread adoption of cloud solutions has been driven by the myriad of associated benefits offered, such as flexibility, scalability and remote access. At the same time, concerns have been raised regarding the security of these solutions when it comes to keeping sensitive data safe from malicious actors. Many organisations...
Balancing resources as security challenges rise is a major strategic problem for today's business leaders. The list of brands whose credibility and finances have been damaged by cyber-attacks is unprecedented, and alarm bells are understandably going off across the board. Despite more Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) on the scene,...
Phishers are using a new tactic to get your Facebook login details: copycat single sign-on login windows. A plethora of third-party websites use single sign-on, or SSO, to let you log in with your Facebook details. This way your Facebook login is used as a kind of master key to give you...
Worldwide, cyber threats have become increasingly sophisticated and complex. As organisations embrace new technologies without fully understanding the implications these may have on the entire enterprise, they are rendering themselves susceptible to an array of cyber-security threats. A cyber attack on an 'operational technology' environment can have serious and far-reaching...
With millions working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the global usage of VPN demand swell. Demand for commercial VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) in the US jumped by 41% between 13 March and 23 March according to research from Top10VPN.com, a VPN research and testing company in the...
Information Technology (IT) has become simpler and more complex. This is best described with the cloud making it easier to consume while adding challenges of massive data growth, increased siloes and growing numbers of workloads. In addition, ransomware and malware attacks are a very valid concern. Data protection needs to...
Kaspersky Lab, in cooperation with B2B International, has conducted a survey* among company representatives to find out their attitudes towards information security, including financial companies’ policies towards protection from online fraud. The survey found that about half of banks and payment systems prefer to handle cyber incidents when they happen,...
Digital security company, Gemalto is supplying its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) and LiveScan technology to the Ugandan Police. These biometric solutions enable the police force to better solve crimes through the electronic collection, storage and processing of fingerprints, palm prints and facial captures. Gemalto LiveScan solution will be deployed in police stations...
In November 2017, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) published “Baseline Security Recommendations for the Internet of Things in the context of critical information infrastructures.” The main aim of the study is to offer IoT security advice for organisations in Europe by taking into consideration factors...
A global shortage of cybersecurity professionals has become so severe that companies are increasingly at risk from hacking and industrial espionage. Protecting data and defending corporate networks is poised to be one of the most in-demand careers of the future. Yet companies are already struggling to fill job vacancies,...
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