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  • 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...

  • IT News Africa: Most read stories of the week.

    IT News Africa: Most read stories of the week

    September 9, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Most read stories of the week

    It’s been an insightful week in the world of tech. Despite the sad news of South Africa slipping into technical recession, this week we saw the credit data deal between Google and Mastercard, we learned of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security protocols,...

  • Modern KPIs for effective cybersecurity

    August 27, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Modern KPIs for effective cybersecurity

    Faced with increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber-attacks, enterprises are scrambling to put technologies and processes in place to effectively detect and combat cyber risks. Research by Symantec found that ransomware attacks increased by 36% in 2017...

  • Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    August 23, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Human error, the main cause of data breaches

    With news headlines regularly announcing a new data breach, one wonders whether hackers are becoming more skilled and bolder, or whether organisations are not taking the security of the information they process seriously. Unfortunately, what businesses may...

  • How the Industry 4.0 era will change the cybersecurity landscape

    July 20, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How the Industry 4.0 era will change the cybersecurity landscape

    We’ve come a long way from the industrial revolution that saw the creation of steam engines and mechanised manufacturing completely transforming the world at the time. Then came electricity and later, IT-enabled manufacturing. Today we stand at the edge of...

  • Namibians need safe and secure Wi-Fi

    Namibia keeping us safe in cyber space

    June 27, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Namibia keeping us safe in cyber space

    Each time we access the internet on one of our many devices, including these days; cars, fridges and many other appliances and gadgets that have now become web-enabled, we compromise our security. Not on purpose, but hackers, viruses, data breaches and weak...

  • The Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) was established by the IMF's Executive Board in May 2015

    Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference?

    June 23, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Data Breaches vs. Ransomware: What’s the Difference?

    It is clear that South African organisations are at risk from the same cyber-attacks that affect major global economies. The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving in order to get around existing defence mechanisms. Cybercriminals are now using hacking...

  • Putting people first in the automotive industry

    Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic

    June 19, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Assessing the human equation in the cybercrime epidemic

    Cybercrime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years. The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Last...

  • Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

    Kaspersky Lab and the brewers of Pilsner Urquell work together to secure beverage industry

    June 12, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Kaspersky Lab and the brewers of Pilsner Urquell work together to secure beverage industry

    Kaspersky Lab and Plzensky Prazdroj have announced the successful completion of a cybersecurity partnership to improve the overall industrial security posture of the brewery. Kaspersky Lab was engaged by the world-famous brewery, known for producing Pilsner...

  • 2019 cybercrime and financial trends

    A new malware is making its mark in Africa

    June 8, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on A new malware is making its mark in Africa

    There’s a new cyber threat on the block, and it’s sneakier than anything we’ve seen before – undoubtedly the reason why it’s the malware of choice for hackers across Africa right now. In fact, though crypto-mining malware is...

  • Top 5 security and risk management trends according to Gartner

    Top 5 security and risk management trends according to Gartner

    May 28, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 security and risk management trends according to Gartner

    Critical data breaches are in the news on a regular basis these days. A single breach can result in massive losses, both in money and reputation. Stock prices drop, customers become angry and business goals are jeopardised. Security — once merely a small...

  • WannaCry, the dawn of a new generation of cyber-attacks

    WannaCry, the dawn of a new generation of cyber-attacks

    May 18, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WannaCry, the dawn of a new generation of cyber-attacks

    A year ago, after multiple days of digital bombardment, the cyber-security world changed forever. Over one weekend, the notorious ransomware attack that would become widely known as WannaCry infected more than 200,000 machines around the world, causing...

  • How tech can enhance public safety in Africa

    How tech can enhance public safety in Africa

    March 19, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on How tech can enhance public safety in Africa

    Public safety is of concern for all countries, with teams spending hours working tirelessly to ensure that citizens are protected. Such incidents include natural disasters, crime spikes, or any unrest that may occur. In 2017 alone, several African countries...

  • Cyber security is smarter now so there’s no excuse

    February 9, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Cyber security is smarter now so there’s no excuse

    Office 365 missed nearly 1 million spam, phishing, and other e-mails in September 2017 that contained malware of 10 million e-mails verified. Of that number, the darkreading.com story continues, about 34 000 were phishing mails, which was not too surprising,...

  • Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

    How banks should approach cybersecurity

    January 24, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on How banks should approach cybersecurity

    If there’s one industry we should be most concerned about when it comes to cyber criminals and security, it’s the one that looks after our money. “The financial services industry is under continual threat from cyber crooks, and the methods they use to...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Kenyan authority warns internet users of third-party software risks

    January 22, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan authority warns internet users of third-party software risks

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has, through the National Computer Incident Response Team Coordination Centre (National KE-CIRT/CC), issued a warning to Internet users on supply chain risks in third-party software. This follows a global trend where...