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. Machete Machete 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...
Cybersecurity is a concern all across the globe and is especially prevalent in South Africa, where hackers focus much of their malicious efforts. This is true both at an enterprise level, with online businesses being targeted, as well as at a personal level with individual consumers who fall victim...
On Tuesday, 22 October 2019, ESET - an internet security company - unveiled the latest version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Internet Security (EIS) and ESET Smart Security Premium (ESSP). These upgrades cover multiplatform integration, advanced machine learning, improved password manager and secure data encryption for South African users.  According...
Security awareness training company, KnowBe4 Africa announced on Monday, 21 October 2019, that has chosen Cyber Security Africa as its African distributor. The company says it aims to make access to its cybersecurity awareness training platform easier for African businesses through CS Africa and offer a necessary solution to...
NEC XON Summit 2019 is covering key metrics about delivering the integrated IT solutions to Orchestrate a Brighter World (OABW) for Africa. Eugene le Roux, CEO of NEC XON Africa, has described a future Africa in which technology plays a foundational role in helping to realise the benefits of the...
Cybercriminals know that it is far easier to access systems by 'hacking-the-human' than it is to go through technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started with attacks that were focused on the weakest link in the security chain - people. To take...
Tech security solutions company, Esharah Etisalat has launched its latest drones designed for public safety at GITEX 2019; an annual exhibition taking place from the 6th to the 10th of October in Dubai. Drones play an important role in work processes where safety, speed and accuracy are crucial. Esharah’s latest...
Global payments platform, Finablr has partnered up with Samsung in a bid to facilitate cross-border payments through Samsung Pay. The in-app money transfer company provides secure payments for up to 47 countries through a variety of payout methods, all within Samsung’s native mobile wallet. Samsung Pay users can use their...
Technology forecasting agency, Juniper Research has found that the cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024, an average growth of 11% per annum. This will primarily be driven by increasing fines for data breaches as regulation tightens, as well...
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