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Posts Tagged ‘cyber-attack’

  • Simon Colman, Executive Head: Digital Distribution at SHA

    Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

    October 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

    The recent data breach that saw hackers gain access to over 50 million Facebook users’ accounts, has once again highlighted the need for businesses to adequately manage their cyber security risks. It particularly indicates the importance of having robust...

  • How to tell if you've been hacked

    Email hackers defeated by AI

    September 17, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Email hackers defeated by AI

    Email is a regular method of attack for the cybercriminal because it is the easiest and most successful way to spread high-risk threats. This makes it one of the most popular vectors in a hacker’s arsenal. The thing with hacking an email account is that the...

  • AfricaCom 2018

    IoT – Turning cyber threat into cyber opportunity

    September 5, 2018 • Internet of Things, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on IoT – Turning cyber threat into cyber opportunity

    The network of connected sensors, devices, and appliances commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) has completely changed the way business works. This is as true of the heavy hauling and freight industry as any other. At any moment, various...

  • How artificial intelligence is starting to impact on your everyday life

    AI for Cybersecurity is a hot new trend

    September 1, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on AI for Cybersecurity is a hot new trend

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have opened many new growth platforms from an individual level to an organisational level. But, with these security breaches are also growing in full-fledge. Millions of amount are spent by the organisations to...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    Cyber-crime attacks among start-ups are on the increase

    August 20, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-crime attacks among start-ups are on the increase

    Cyber-crime is a real and present danger and attacks are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated, especially among small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs). It is estimated that 32% of South African businesses have experienced cyber-attacks...

  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    August 17, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

    This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of the popular...

  • Shippers get serious about Cyber Threat

    Shippers get serious about Cyber Threat

    August 14, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Shippers get serious about Cyber Threat

    The NotPetya cyber-attack of June 2017 affected some 2,000 organizations across 65 countries, causing estimated economic losses of $2.5 billion to $3 billion and exposing vulnerabilities in the marine supply chain. The virus led shipping group Maersk to...

  • nCipher, Credence Security to offer data protection solutions across Sub-Saharan Africa

    Being prepared is key to mitigating cyber attacks

    July 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Being prepared is key to mitigating cyber attacks

    In an age where cyber criminals are a dime a dozen, and the threat landscape more complex than ever, it pays to prepare and be always on guard. This means being up to date with the strategies and tricks used by cyber adversaries, and investing in monitoring...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    Use Computer Security Day to strengthen business resilience

    November 30, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Use Computer Security Day to strengthen business resilience

    All organisations should use Computer Security Day on the 30th November 2017 as an opportunity to improve their ability to recover from disaster, says Padma Naidoo, Head: Advisory Services, ContinuitySA. “Computer Security Day was inaugurated in 1988 when...

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    Is your payroll data protected against cyber-crime

    July 25, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Is your payroll data protected against cyber-crime

    According to the 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report, gangs of cyber-criminals prefer to target commonly used software platforms with known vulnerabilities. Corporate and internal networks, as well as point-of-sale (POS) systems are most at risk, falling...

  • Kenya: Nairobi County partners Cisco for deployment of Digital Business Roadmap

    SA: Businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks

    March 25, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on SA: Businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks

    South African businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks, as global security vulnerabilities and threats against systems, applications, and personal networks have reached their highest-ever recorded level, Cisco has announced in the Cisco 2014...

  • Cyber attacks: Nigeria could be a key target this year

    January 24, 2014 • Security, West AfricaComments Off on Cyber attacks: Nigeria could be a key target this year

    Nigeria’s government as well as the country’s financial and ICT sectors will be under increasing threat of cyber attacks this year, claims a technology expert. In a report by The Daily Trust Tim Akano, Managing Director and CEO of New Horizons Nigeria is...

  • Nigeria’s Premium Times suffers cyber-attack

    January 6, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Nigeria’s Premium Times suffers cyber-attack

    Nigeria’s Premium Times news website was hit by a cyber-attack over the weekend, leaving many readers and internet users confused as to why they couldn’t access the website. “Visitors to the Premium Times site struggled in vain early Sunday January...

  • MTN LTE

    MTN victim of cyber attack

    August 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN victim of cyber attack

    Mobile operator MTN suffered an outage on its South African data network on Wednesday and it has now been confirmed that the company fell victim to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber-attack. The outage also affected internet service providers...

  • The high cost of a security breach

    August 5, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on The high cost of a security breach

    The average cost incurred by large companies in the wake of a cyber-attack can be as high as $649,000, according to the 2013 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey conducted by B2B International, in conjunction with Kaspersky Lab. Any cyber-attack can...