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Steer clear of malicious programs pretending to be TV shows

April 1, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Steer clear of malicious programs pretending to be TV shows

Cybercriminals are actively using new episodes of popular TV shows to distribute malware, research by Kaspersky Lab has found. Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Arrow are the shows receiving the most attention from attackers. These and other findings are published in a new report, ‘Game of Threats: How cybercriminals use popular TV shows [&hellip...

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Networks Unlimited Africa announces multiple award wins in 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for partners

March 29, 2019 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited Africa announces multiple award wins in 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for partners

Networks Unlimited Africa has announced that two of its partners, Carbon Black and Attivo Networks, have won multiple awards in the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. Carbon Black, a leader in cloud-delivered, next-generation endpoint security, has been...

2018 is the 'Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack'-Carbon Black report

2018 is the ‘Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack’-Carbon Black report

March 27, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on 2018 is the ‘Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack’-Carbon Black report

According to a global security report released in January 2019, a new breed of cyberattacks, seemingly fuelled by geopolitical tension between western democracies and countries including China, Russia and North Korea, is emerging – this against a background...

Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab appoints new Enterprise Sales Manager

March 26, 2019 • East Africa, People, SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab appoints new Enterprise Sales Manager

Bethwel Opil has been appointed as the Enterprise Sales Manager for Kaspersky Lab in Kenya. The appointment will see Opil continue to support and grow strong market alignment for the Kaspersky Lab brand locally with particular focus on the East African...

Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group

March 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group

Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two...

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Understanding a cybercrook’s thinking to make people your first defence against phishing

March 22, 2019 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Understanding a cybercrook’s thinking to make people your first defence against phishing

Ransomware attacks worldwide rose by 350 per cent from 2016 to 2017 says a recent special report by SC Magazine sponsored by Cofense, a provider of intelligent phishing defence solutions. “Security pros constantly invent better mousetraps, but the mice...

Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

March 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

Fraud and identity theft; hacking; electronic vandalism; cyber terrorism and extortion; cyberstalking; invasion of privacy; cyberbullying and offensive material. These are just some of the digitally enabled crimes or illicit activities that can infringe on an...

Mobile and IoT solutions provider secures certification for eSIM data security

March 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile and IoT solutions provider secures certification for eSIM data security

Workz Group, the mobile and IoT solutions provider has been certified by the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) for secure data generation and personalisation of embedded SIMs for consumer and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. Personalisation refers...

Tips to help keep you and your family safe online this holiday

Tips to help keep you and your family safe online this holiday

March 18, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips to help keep you and your family safe online this holiday

South African school holidays are finally here, which means downtime and people are booking hotels, arranging travel, or settling in at the beach with the digital version of a good read. For many families, the kids are home from school and permanently wired...

Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

March 16, 2019 • Finance, SecurityComments Off on Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

The financial services industry’s biggest risks are cyber incidents, which are increasingly bringing significant disruption and financial losses to the industry. Cyber incidents take the top spot for two years running with a response rate of 46% versus 51%...

Hosting company warns against domain hijacking

Hosting company warns against domain hijacking

March 14, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Hosting company warns against domain hijacking

Domain names can be stolen, held hostage and used to wreak havoc for a business website owner. Domain hijacking entails cyber criminals unlawfully gaining access to a website’s unique domain in order to impersonate the business for other illegal...

NEXT Biometrics expedite authentication solutions to South Africa

March 14, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on NEXT Biometrics expedite authentication solutions to South Africa

NEXT Biometrics, a provider of fingerprint sensor technology, and secure authentication and smart card solutions provider MK Group have agreed to extend cooperation. Joint market and product development efforts will now also comprise identity and access...

Tech support scams are up, warns Microsoft

March 11, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Tech support scams are up, warns Microsoft

Hackers are always on the lookout for new ways to make more money. Cybercriminals have an impressive arsenal of tools to use in order to retrieve data or money from someone’s network. One of the methods that they are using far more often is the tech support...

Importance of investing in IT

March 7, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Importance of investing in IT

Spend on IT continues to grow globally as companies increasingly seek to leverage technology to streamline processes, improve productivity and increase competitiveness. The need for greater cost control is, however, a reality for South African businesses....

Trend Micro reveals substantial growth in phishing, cryptocurrency mining in 2018 report

March 6, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Trend Micro reveals substantial growth in phishing, cryptocurrency mining in 2018 report

Trend Micro Incorporated recently released its 2018 Security Roundup Report, which depicts a threat landscape that has evolved heavily through both approach and tactics. One shift in attacks that businesses should be aware of is the rapid growth of...

Top 7 security and risk management trends for 2019 – Gartner

March 5, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Top 7 security and risk management trends for 2019 – Gartner

The 2019 security landscape holds new promise, threats, developments and opportunities to collectively tackle the issues our industry faces. Gartner, Inc. has identified seven emerging security and risk management trends that will impact security, privacy and...