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Posts Tagged ‘cyber-threats’

  • Vox launches customised firewall service for SMEs

    Vox launches customised firewall service for SMEs

    May 15, 2019 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox has announced the launch of a Managed Firewall Service aimed specifically at the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Companies targeted by ransomware have to pay between R50 000 and R150...

  • Surge in vulnerabilities sparks cybersecurity innovation among global enterprises

    Report reveals potential cyber threats facing RF controllers

    March 4, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Report reveals potential cyber threats facing RF controllers

    Industrial manufacturers have come to rely a great deal on radio frequency (RF) protocols in their day-to-day functioning. From simple operations such as turning on a motor to more intricate functions like manoeuvring a heavy-duty vehicle, RF forms an...

  • Data security sits at the heart of democracy

    Data security sits at the heart of democracy

    January 15, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data security sits at the heart of democracy

    Military risks immediately spring to mind: a recent report found that even the Pentagon’s latest advanced military systems are vulnerable and can be “easily hacked”. The consequences for citizens of rogue military assets is unthinkable. But...

  • 61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    December 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 61 percent of consumers say social media sites pose greatest risk for exposing data

    A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according to the research from Gemalto. Surveying 10,500 consumers globally, Gemalto found that, across all ages, 93% are...

  • Frogfoot rolls out free fibre to schools

    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...

  • PwC launches OT Cybersecurity competency to assist in detecting potential cyber attacks

    August 25, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on PwC launches OT Cybersecurity competency to assist in detecting potential cyber attacks

    Worldwide, cyber threats have become increasingly sophisticated and complex. As organisations embrace new technologies without fully understanding the implications these may have on the entire enterprise, they are rendering themselves susceptible to an array...

  • Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

    August 15, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Network Security 101: Cyber security basics

    Cyber Security Basics Our Network 101 mini-series covers of cybersecurity basics to help you understand one of the biggest threats facing business today –and what you can do about it. If you think your business is too small to matter to hackers, think...

  • The Redstor guide to effective, robust corporate security

    August 5, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on The Redstor guide to effective, robust corporate security

    There is a heightened sense of cybersecurity in the corporate world. Companies are now more aware than ever before of the level of risk they are exposed to and the real danger that sophisticated cyber threats pose. Cyber-criminals are using sophisticated...

  • Graham Croock, Director, BDO IT Advisory Services

    South Africa’s growing Cyber threats

    July 30, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa’s growing Cyber threats

    During my visit to BDO Norway last week, where I attended a tour of the BDO CERT facility, to personally see the operation of SOC (Security Operations Centre) & SIEM technology (Security Information and Event Management) services in action, it struck me...

  • Calisto variant has reemerged to threaten Mac users with backdoor access

    Calisto variant has reemerged to threaten Mac users with backdoor access

    July 27, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Calisto variant has reemerged to threaten Mac users with backdoor access

    Trojan malware is among today’s most frequently deployed cyber threats, with two of the latest variants, Quasar and Sobaken being used primarily for government and corporate espionage. Additionally, Vermin, an open-source, Remote Access Trojan or RAT has...

  • A comprehensive security strategy needs to reflect the interdependence of physical and virtual security

    Don’t be left a fool this World Backup Day

    March 29, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Don’t be left a fool this World Backup Day

    On Saturday, March 31st, 2018 is World Backup Day – a celebration and awareness day for one of the most critical IT strategies that modern organisations must implement. With growing data sets, complex environments, data protection laws that can be...

  • Study: Over 50 percent of organisations hit by ransomware in 2017

    February 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Study: Over 50 percent of organisations hit by ransomware in 2017

    Sophos has announced the findings The State of Endpoint Security Today which shows the extent to which businesses are at risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits. The survey polled more than 2,700 IT decision makers from mid-sized...

  • Benefits of a managed IT services model

    Fighting digital security threats: Challenges, analysis and measures

    January 16, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Fighting digital security threats: Challenges, analysis and measures

    IT infrastructure is no longer in the sole dominion of on-premise installations and are gradually moving to the cloud. With rapidly changing market needs, there is a pressing requirement among businesses to be agile. This revolution has given rise to a never...

  • How AI, machine learning boost cyber security

    Top threat trends we can expect in 2018

    January 16, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top threat trends we can expect in 2018

    Organisations across the board were plagued by a number of high-profile breaches in 2017, and it’s only going to get worse. Cyber threats are set to worsen, and enterprises find themselves having to deal with complex technologies, sophisticated malware,...

  • Unpacking Bitcoin security

    The science of securing cyber skills

    January 12, 2018 • Education, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on The science of securing cyber skills

    A recent scientific report found that our memories simultaneously generate two forms of personal experience. The hippocampus captures knowledge for the short term and the cortex banks it for the future. Businesses would do well to emulate such foresight and...