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Posts Tagged ‘cyber attacks’

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    Global cyberattacks amplify focus on security

    January 18, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Global cyberattacks amplify focus on security

    The most recent global cyber-attacks, WannaCry and Petya, have led to renewed focus on cybersecurity for business, worldwide. The risks remain rife as many boards still struggle to set the challenge in a business context, demystify the complexities and, move...

  • Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

    South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

    January 5, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

    Cyber-attacks are as old as technology itself. But even as organisations implement better ways to safeguard themselves and their data, malware evolves to become more sophisticated. The reality is that breaches will happen. It is how the organisation can...

  • Choosing the right cyber insurance provider

    December 19, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Choosing the right cyber insurance provider

    The slew of large-scale data breaches and cyber attacks have highlighted the need for organisations of all types to protect themselves against these risks. Cyber insurance is an effective way of mitigating these risks, particularly if you consider that the...

  • 2018 is the 'Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack'-Carbon Black report

    A portrait of the current cyber-threat landscape

    December 7, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on A portrait of the current cyber-threat landscape

    When you picture hackers, you conjure up an image of rebellious teenagers in hoodies, think again. Cybercrime is a great deal more organised than you might think and cybercriminals are increasingly developing business models of their own. In fact, certain...

  • It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

    The 2018 Cybersecurity landscape

    December 4, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The 2018 Cybersecurity landscape

    Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for their crystal ball and attempt to predict what we should be worrying about in the coming 12 months or more. And the sad reality is that not a lot will change as there is not much...

  • IT spending projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018

    Essential cyber-safety tips amidst escalating cyber-attacks

    October 12, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Essential cyber-safety tips amidst escalating cyber-attacks

    Fortinet cybersecurity solutions has warned companies and individuals in South Africa to brace for escalating cyber-attacks as cyber-criminals expand their targets to home network devices and mobile devices. Fortinet’s latest Global Threat Landscape Report...

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    SA must invest in cyber security or risk being crippled

    July 17, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA must invest in cyber security or risk being crippled

    The spate of cyber-attacks such as the recent Petya ransomware and the related WannaCry a few months ago, have left many organisations in Europe and Asia crippled. The malicious software has spread through large firms leading to corporate data being ‘locked...

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    Data – The most valuable business asset in the technological age

    March 30, 2017 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data – The most valuable business asset in the technological age

    Cybercrime is expected to cost businesses about R78 trillion by 2021, according to statistics quoted by Cisco Connect South Africa. The internet has created the perfect platform for cyber criminals to grow and prosper as they find ways around security systems...

  • Your digital identity could be on sale for less than $50

    Cybercriminals target 40 countries using “invisible” malware

    February 9, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybercriminals target 40 countries using “invisible” malware

    Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a series of “invisible” targeted attacks that use only legitimate software: widely available penetration-testing and administration tools as well as the PowerShell framework for task automation in Windows – dropping...

  • Security top priority for app deployment as organisations move to cloud

    January 30, 2017 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Security top priority for app deployment as organisations move to cloud

    F5 Networks announced the EMEA results of its 2017 State of Application Delivery report. The global report surveys over 2,000 IT, networking, application, and security professionals worldwide to examine the role application services play in allowing...

  • Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

    October 18, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

    The number of cyber attacks being carried out globally is continuously growing, and has seen significant acceleration in the last five years. A recent study by PwC found that the number of cyber security incidents across all industries rose by 38% in 2015 –...

  • Top six security and risk management trends according to Gartner

    Cyber attacks could result in a $2.1 trillion loss

    September 15, 2016 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber attacks could result in a $2.1 trillion loss

    According to Gartner businesses could lose close to USD2.1 trillion by 2019 globally as a result of cyber attacks. This is concerning, especially in today’s society where cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and occurring more frequently due to the...

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    Put the user at the centre of your security solution

    March 30, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Put the user at the centre of your security solution

    A lack of policy-driven consequence is putting corporate South Africa at risk of being vulnerable to cyber attacks. Organisations often view security as a grudge purchase, resulting in them not adequately protecting their data assets. This, coupled with...

  • South Africa rank third most exposed country to cyber risks

    Threat of cyber attacks on the rise

    October 2, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Threat of cyber attacks on the rise

    Worldwide, entertainment and media companies are increasingly becoming targets for cybercrime as cyber criminals find new and innovative ways to defeat security measures and controls. The theft of intellectual property or commercially sensitive information,...

  • 2019 cybercrime and financial trends

    The first step to stopping the next Cyberattack

    June 4, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The first step to stopping the next Cyberattack

    Given the ever-increasing sophistication of cybercrime methods, organisations must employ advanced assessment tools and practices to reduce or eliminate security gaps. The first step to a successful security posture is to know what your current security...

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    Are politically motivated cyber-attacks becoming a reality?

    February 24, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Are politically motivated cyber-attacks becoming a reality?

    Following last year’s much publicised Sony cyber-attack, in which Sony executives were left red-faced following the leak of sensitive company information into the public domain, Richard Keymer Head of Pre-Sales at SecureData Africa, a security focused...