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  • Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

    5 cybersecurity trends to look out for in 2019

    December 25, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on 5 cybersecurity trends to look out for in 2019

    Conversations around the strength of a company’s cybersecurity have never been more pertinent. We’re generating more data than we know how to deal with and our digital footprints are rapidly expanding. As the opportunities for cybercriminals proliferate,...

  • Sherry Zameer - Senior Vice President Internet of Things Solutions, CIS, Middle East and Africa region, Gemalto

    Top 5 trends set to impact African telcos in 2019 and beyond

    December 23, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Top 5 trends set to impact African telcos in 2019 and beyond

    Africa’s appetite for communications technology remains undimmed. Coming late to the telecommunications party, in a way, has proved to be advantageous: in many cases, African economies have been able to leapfrog directly to the latest technology,...

  • What makes a WAF ‘advanced’?

    F5 releases first annual Application Protection Report

    December 12, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on F5 releases first annual Application Protection Report

    A recently released report by F5 Networks has shed light on the frequency and nature of web application attacks. The first annual Application Protection Report from F5 surveyed 3,135 IT and security practitioners across the globe, while additional research...

  • BT to deliver the latest SD-WAN and Cyber Security services for IXOM

    December 11, 2018 • Company News, SecurityComments Off on BT to deliver the latest SD-WAN and Cyber Security services for IXOM

    BT has announced that it has signed a contract to deploy a new generation of network technology for IXOM, a market leader in chemicals manufacturing and distribution in Australia and New Zealand. It will see IXOM benefit from BT’s latest software-defined...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    Festive fraud: this time it’s personal

    December 6, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Festive fraud: this time it’s personal

    It’s a few weeks before Christmas. You want to surprise a family member with a new laptop, but you can’t decide which one. To find the right brand, you innocently reach out to your social media community to crowd-source some options. Suddenly, you...

  • Getting to grips with ‘Silent Cyber’

    December 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Getting to grips with ‘Silent Cyber’

    As cyber risk becomes more ubiquitous, costing the globe up to R8.6 trillion a year – attacks such as NotPetya and WannaCry remind us that digital world risks are moving into the physical world with crippling business interruption, legal fees and massive...

  • What small businesses don’t know – They are a target

    What small businesses don’t know – They are a target

    December 3, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on What small businesses don’t know – They are a target

    Small companies with under 50 employees have to deal with cyberthreats like everyone else, but unlike larger firms, they might not be able to prioritise IT security, with their focus being primarily on business growth. In fact, small businesses are appealing...

  • Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    November 28, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    As cyber criminals become more sophisticated and confident, we are starting to see more high profile cyber breaches make headlines. However, with much attention placed on large-scale cyber incidents, we often forget that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)...

  • Five Predictions for IoT in 2019

    59 percent of corporate IoT attacks target office devices, finds Trend Micro

    November 26, 2018 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on 59 percent of corporate IoT attacks target office devices, finds Trend Micro

    Trend Micro has revealed that 86 percent of surveyed IT and security decision-makers across the globe believe their organisation needs to improve its awareness of IoT threats. This significant lack of knowledge accompanies rising threat levels and security...

  • The dangers of not upgrading ageing infrastructure

    Shadow IT – is it as ominous as it sounds?

    November 20, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Shadow IT – is it as ominous as it sounds?

    The dark, foreboding presence of shadow IT inspires fear in most IT departments, sneaking into businesses undetected as people download their own, unapproved applications, software and even devices. However, is shadow IT as ominous as it sounds? And, if so,...

  • Vulnerabilities found in DJI Drone platform

    Vulnerabilities found in DJI Drone platform

    November 14, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Vulnerabilities found in DJI Drone platform

    Check Point Software Technologies researchers outlined the process in which an attacker could have potentially gained access to a user’s account through a vulnerability discovered in the user identification process within DJI Forum, a DJI-sponsored...

  • Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

    Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

    November 12, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

    Cybercrime attacks are increasingly becoming popular and more sophisticated. Although businesses spend large amounts of money and resources on cyber security, they are still hacked and infected with various malware threats. One of the greatest threat to the...

  • 2019 cybercrime and financial trends

    A closer look at security concerns of OT Networks

    November 9, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on A closer look at security concerns of OT Networks

    As with traditional IT networks, Operational Technology (OT) networks are undergoing a digital transformation process of their own. The goal is to improve productivity, efficiency, up-time, and flexibility through better monitoring. To do this, online sensors...

  • 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...

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    Naive employees are the greatest risk to a company’s cyber security

    November 7, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Naive employees are the greatest risk to a company’s cyber security

    The greatest threat to the data security of any organisation is often traced to an oblivious employee who has inadvertently brought a company to its knees by allowing confidential and sensitive data to be hacked. Cyber forensic security expert, Rudi Dicks,...

  • Why the FinTech sector above all others must embrace hyper-availability

    Are businesses keeping pace with the speed of threat evolution?

    October 29, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Are businesses keeping pace with the speed of threat evolution?

    It’s been a year since the private personal data of almost 60 million South Africans was compromised when a database named ‘masterdeeds’ was leaked publicly online, exposing ID numbers, contact details, addresses, and income estimates. But,...