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Posts Tagged ‘cyber attacks’

  • ESET warns users of fraudulent e-mail messages

    April 10, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on ESET warns users of fraudulent e-mail messages

    ESET has recorded a wave of multi-lingual e-mail based extortion scams scaring victims into paying. The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim’s device and has recorded the person while watching pornographic content. The email...

  • Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

    How Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense offer no-cost simulation solution against phishing

    February 23, 2019 • SponsoredComments Off on How Networks Unlimited Africa and Cofense offer no-cost simulation solution against phishing

    Cofense™, a leading provider of human-focused phishing defence solutions which enable people to identify, report, and mitigate such threats as spear phishing and malware, is keenly aware that small businesses are significant targets for cyber attackers....

  • Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

    Cybercrime tools have become democratised reveals study

    February 15, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercrime tools have become democratised reveals study

    The second instalment of the 2019 Security Report by Check Point highlights how tools and services used to commit cyber-crime have become democratised, with advanced attack methods now available to anyone willing to pay for them, as part of the growing...

  • Why understanding cyber risk is important

    January 27, 2019 • Features, SecurityComments Off on Why understanding cyber risk is important

    The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 ranks data fraud/theft and cyber attack as two of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood. The big question now is how will organizations respond? Reading the World Economic Forum’s...

  • Kenya: Major telecoms firm invests in cybersecurity business

    January 23, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Major telecoms firm invests in cybersecurity business

    The advent of technology and higher internet usage has made things easier and convenient for both businesses and individuals. However, this has brought with it the risk of cyber-attacks by hackers. A new cybersecurity report from Vodafone highlights that the...

  • Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

    DDoS is the new spam…. here’s how to mitigate it

    January 23, 2019 • Features, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS is the new spam…. here’s how to mitigate it

    Always-on, always-connected apps can help power and transform your business – but for threat actors, they can also act as gateways to data beyond the protections of your firewalls. With most attacks happening at the application level, protecting the...

  • Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

    Carbon Black receives five-star ratings for EDR solutions

    January 22, 2019 • SponsoredComments Off on Carbon Black receives five-star ratings for EDR solutions

      Carbon Black a leader in next-generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud, today announced it has received 112 five-star ratings from customers in the January 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Endpoint Detection and Response...

  • Trend Micro enhances its Deep Security and Cloud App Security products

    What we can expect from IT security in 2019

    January 16, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on What we can expect from IT security in 2019

    The last three years in IT innovation have laid the foundation for even greater changes within the technology sphere. While some of these changes will simply build on developments in IoT, AI, smart industries and smart homes as well as the cloud, others such...

  • Managed Business Services hits the spot for South African companies

    January 3, 2019 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Managed Business Services hits the spot for South African companies

    We’ve been through the range of ‘as a service’ models: software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Now we’re in the age of everything as a service (Xaas) – or, as we prefer to call it, Managed...

  • Leveraging technology to boost productivity

    Are we making ourselves more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the workplace?

    December 14, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Are we making ourselves more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the workplace?

    Although some organisations still feel that by digitising their businesses, they will be exposing themselves to cyber threats, on the contrary, one of the biggest benefits that forward-thinking organisations are reaping from their digital transformation...

  • Collaboration is key to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats

    December 10, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Collaboration is key to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats

    National power grids are increasingly becoming a target of hackers and attacks. Several hacks have been reported across the globe in recent years, drawing the world’s attention to the vulnerability of national power supply systems, and bringing into...

  • South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cyber criminals.

    The cyber risks to South African SMEs

    November 7, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on The cyber risks to South African SMEs

    South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cyber criminals. The global Cyber Exposure Index ranks South Africa third on the list of most-targeted countries for cyberattacks. Small businesses are not immune to this – far from it: one...

  • South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cyber criminals.

    Cyber attacks on educational institutions on the rise

    October 31, 2018 • Education, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber attacks on educational institutions on the rise

    Cyber threats are no longer a rarity, they are expected. With recent ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya, the potential theft or leakage of data, particularly confidential information in an educational setting, should be top of the list in risk...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

    October 3, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Five tips for consumers to protect themselves against cybercrime

    A recent Mastercard survey even found that South Africans increasingly see data breaches as the ‘new normal’ – 70% of people surveyed believe there’s not much they can do to protect their personal and financial information. According...

  • Africa under siege by rising mobile threat, says Check Point

    Africa under siege by rising mobile threat, says Check Point

    October 1, 2018 • Security, West AfricaComments Off on Africa under siege by rising mobile threat, says Check Point

    Cyber-security solutions company, Check Point Software Technologies has recognised Africa as an important region for growth and investment, particularly as African countries are increasingly a choice target for cybercriminals. Even though the continent’s...

  • Robert Lipovsky unpacks popular cyber threats

    Interview: Senior Malware Researcher at ESET unpacks popular cyber threats

    September 11, 2018 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Senior Malware Researcher at ESET unpacks popular cyber threats

    Cybercrime remains a looming threat in the ICT sector and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Cybercriminals continue to find new and sophisticated ways to override security protocols for malicious purposes. In 2017, we saw the rise of ransomware as...