Since human error has a well-documented history of causing many breaches, no organisation can afford to overlook the importance of ensuring that its employees are aware of online dangers.This is why Juan Manuel Harán, Security Editor at ESET, has outlined five ideas for creating a culture that inspires staff to stay on...
Cybercrime has entered the mainstream of our culture to an unprecedented extent and it is here to stay, with the scale of threats today becoming more and more difficult to quantify. Against this background, organisations need to know as much as possible about the potential attacks they are facing...
‘Everyone prepares for battle in their way’, says Janet Morris, American fiction and non-fiction author, best known for her fantasy and science fiction as well as her production of a non-lethal weapons concept for the US military, and generally people are advised to choose the battles that matter and...
You could be forgiven for believing ransomware has already peaked. After all, few organisations in South Africa have experienced it on various levels since 2017’s WannaCry attack. Yet ransomware is hardly a spent force. If anything it’s become normalised. Kaspersky detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications in Q2 2019, more...
In a world ruled by data, it is frightening to think how few people take protecting their information seriously. While it has become easy to share everything from your email address and mobile number to more sensitive things such as your ID number and other personal details, what are...
On Monday, 11 November 2019, Kaspersky released statistics drawn from its Advanced Persistent Threat reporting service. Since the start of 2018, the global cybersecurity company has kept a close eye on the META region for APT attacks, working on 29 investigative cases across Africa. These statistics provide an overview...
Global cybersecurity company, ESET announced on Thursday, 7 November 2019, that it has become a founding member of the App Defense Alliance to protect the Google Play Store. ESET h0pes to provide detection capabilities and improved security for the Android ecosystem and spearhead investigations that make the Google Play...
“South Africa is really starting to feel the heat from cyber-attacks from across the globe,” begins Tanja Kokot, director at BroadVision Technologies. “Any organisation that wants to be effective at preventing cyber-attacks needs to look at each and every entity that handles their data. Just like a network, if you...
Nowadays, Traditional passwords are a weak point as according to Kaspersky, data leaks happen quite often. More and more have companies decide to change their approach by adopting biometrics. However, no one is immune to identity theft and there already have been several actual cases of losing biometric data.To...
Global cloud-enabled next-generation cybersecurity company, Sophos launched its 2020 Threat Report providing insights into the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends likely to impact cybersecurity in 2020.“The threat landscape continues to evolve –...
In 2019, it is reported that cyber-crime breaches are up 11% year on year and has increased with over 67% in the last five years, according to a study done by Accenture in their Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Global Study. Some countries are seeing alarmingly high increase numbers,...
Internet security company, ESET took a look at some of the most pertinent malware discoveries of the year 2019 - to emphasise the importance of taking proactive countermeasures against malware and of implementing cybersecurity best practices.Here are the top 5 malware's discovered in 2019:1. MacheteMachete is malware that...
The season for serious shopping is almost upon us - and with it comes the problems of phishing and fraud. As the annual holiday and related shopping season begins – traditionally ramping up in October and finally ending in January - organisations are well-advised to remind their employees of...
Everyone nowadays is connected to the Internet and has by now probably settled into some online routines: we all have such habits as checking our e-mails and social media pages first thing in the morning and consider these rituals healthy and harmless. However, some online habits can affect our...
We’ve all heard the famous prophecy that states: if we fail to prepare then we must prepare to fail. This statement is never more relevant than in the event of a data breach.In today’s climate of global connectivity where businesses’ core applications are exposed to open Internet traffic and...
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is driving change and digitalisation at an exciting pace, says global accounting organisation, Deloitte. New markets are being created and with every innovation, the world becomes more and more digitally connected.  Cyber is growing and moving in multiple dimensions across various disciplines — beyond...